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DYT1 dystonia, a common and severe primary dystonia, is caused by a 3-bp deletion in TOR1A which encodes torsinA, a protein found in the endoplasmic reticulum. Several cellular functions are altered by the mutant protein, but at a systems level the link between these and the symptoms of the disease is unclear. The most effective known therapy for DYT1(More)
Recombination has been demonstrated in amyloglucosidase-producing strains of Aspergillus niger. A high-yielding strain has been crossed, parasexually, with a low-yielding strain from the same genealogy. Recombinants have been produced, having the efficient broth filtration characteristics of the low-yielding strain. One such segregant was superior, for the(More)