Barbara K. Goodman

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Neurospora crassa ARG13 and Saccharomyces cerevisiae ARG11 encode mitochondrial carrier family (MCF) proteins that transport ornithine across the mitochondrial inner membrane. We used their sequences to identify EST candidates that partially encode orthologous mammalian transporters. We thereby identified such a gene (ORNT1) that maps to 13q14 and whose(More)
The first two steps in the mammalian lysine-degradation pathway are catalyzed by lysine-ketoglutarate reductase and saccharopine dehydrogenase, respectively, resulting in the conversion of lysine to alpha-aminoadipic semialdehyde. Defects in one or both of these activities result in familial hyperlysinemia, an autosomal recessive condition characterized by(More)
Deletion 3p syndrome is associated with characteristic facial features, growth failure, and mental retardation. Typically, individuals with deletion 3p syndrome have terminal deletions that result in loss of material from 3p25 to 3pter. We present a child with a clinical phenotype consistent with deletion 3p syndrome (ptosis, microcephaly, growth(More)
The Wnt/frizzled cell signaling pathway has been implicated in the determination of polarity in a number of systems, including the Drosophila retina. The vertebrate retina develops from an undifferentiated neuroepithelium into an organized and laminated structure that demonstrates a high degree of polarity at both the tissue and cellular levels. In the(More)
We report on an 18-month-old boy with an interstitial deletion at 10q23.2-q24.1. This region includes the PTEN gene, mutations of which have been reported to cause Cowden disease. Our patient presented with manifestations of Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba (BRR) syndrome. The BRR syndrome is a rare disorder which presents most commonly in childhood. Cowden disease(More)
B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), an incurable leukemia, is characterized by defective apoptosis. We found that the SET oncoprotein, a potent inhibitor of the protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) tumor suppressor, is overexpressed in primary CLL cells and B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) cell line cells. In CLL, increased levels of SET correlated(More)
Hyperprolinaemia in patients with deletion (22)(q11.2) syndrome B. K. Goodman1;5, J. Rutberg2, W. W. Lin6, A. E. Pulver3, G. H. Thomas2;5 and M. T. Geraghty2;4* Departments of 1 Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2 Pediatrics, 3 Psychiatry and 4 Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 5 Kennedy Krieger(More)
We have utilized SSCP analysis to identify disease-causing mutations in a cohort with arginase deficiency. Each of the patient's mutations was reconstructed in vitro by site-directed mutagenesis to determine the effect of the mutations on enzyme activity. In addition we identified six areas of cross-species homology in the arginase protein, four containing(More)
We describe the clinical phenotype in four males from three families with duplication (X)(qter-->q27::p22.3-->qter). This is an unusual duplication of the distal long arm segment, Xq27-qter, onto the distal short arm of the X chromosome at Xp22.3, as shown by fluorescent in situ hybridization analysis with multiple X-specific probes. The patients are young(More)
Monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis (MBL) is a preclinical hematologic syndrome characterized by small accumulations of CD5(+) B lymphocytes. Most MBL share phenotypic characteristics with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Although some MBL progress to CLL, most MBL have apparently limited potential for progression to CLL, particularly those MBL with normal(More)