Charles O Cockerell

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We identified a large Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease family with a novel mutation in the Connexin 32 (Cx32) P2 promoter region at position -526bp. This mutation was in a highly conserved SOX10 binding site. Functional studies were conducted on the Cx32 promoter that showed that this mutation reduced the activity of the Cx32 promoter and the affinity for SOX10(More)
Morphea (localized scleroderma), and lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (LSA) share common features with acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans (ACA), a known chronic form of borreliosis. These include similar histologic findings such as diffuse dermal fibrosis. These observations have led several investigators to consider the possibility of Borrelia burgdorferi(More)
A 65-year-old gentleman presented with a history of abdominal distension and difficulty in walking 10 years after a Polya partial gastrectomy. Clinical history and neurological examination suggested an axonal sensory neuropathy. A computed tomographic scan of the abdomen showed a large afferent jejunal loop, and a hydrogen breath test confirmed small-bowel(More)
Recently, the expression of fibroblast growth factor 3 (FGF3) was found in 55% of human Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) tumor tissues examined, while almost no expression of FGF3 was found in normal skin. To further these studies, human FGF3 cDNA were constructed by the overlap-extension method. The proteins translated from two FGF3 cDNA, which differ only in the(More)
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