Ciji Alexander

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Autosomal dominant optic atrophy (ADOA) is the most prevalent hereditary optic neuropathy resulting in progressive loss of visual acuity, centrocoecal scotoma and bilateral temporal atrophy of the optic nerve with an onset within the first two decades of life. The predominant locus for this disorder (OPA1; MIM 165500) has been mapped to a 1.4-cM interval on(More)
We and others have shown recently that mutations in the OPA1 gene encoding a dynamin-related mitochondrial protein cause autosomal dominant optic atrophy (ADOA) linked to chromosome 3q28-q29. Here we report screening of the OPA1 gene in a sample of 78 independent ADOA families. OPA1 mutations were identified in 25 patients (detection rate 32.1%) including(More)
In order to further use the spinocerebellar ataxia 2 (SCA2) promoter for transgenic mice models of "CAG repeat" neurodegeneration, different fragments of this 5' end were ligated into pGL3-Luc plasmid to obtain the better promoter-activity of the physiological promoter for SCA2. Base-par composition of the SCA2-5' region, and promoter prediction algorithms(More)
We have fine mapped 29 ESTs of Genemap'99 to YACs and radiation hybrids covering 8 cM of the chromosomal region of 3q28-q29. Focusing on the genetic interval of approximately 1 Mb between markers D3S3669 and D3S3562 we established a sequence-ready PAC contig which covers the OPA1 locus containing the gene causing autosomal dominant optic atrophy (ADOA;(More)
Seven species of snow trout (Schizothorax spp.), endemic to Indian Himalayas, were taken up for exploring their protein content, dietary protein contribution potential, amino acid composition and amino acid score. Protein contents in all the seven species were in the order of S. labiatus > S. plagiostomus > S. progastus > S. esocinus > S. curvifrons > S.(More)
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