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Several regulated mRNAs were detected by applying differential display to the mouse cerebellum during postnatal development. One cDNA fragment, referred to as CPD1 (GenBank U89345), was characterized and cloned. Northern blots showed maximum mRNA expression at postnatal day seven (P7). The mRNA encodes a protein of 260 amino acids. In situ RT-PCR showed(More)
Mutations in the LRRK2 gene are the most common genetic cause of Parkinson's disease, with frequencies displaying a high degree of population-specificity. Although more than 100 coding substitutions have been identified, only seven have been proven to be highly penetrant pathogenic mutations. Studies however are lacking in non-white populations. Recently,(More)
The PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome 10) tumor suppressor gene codifies a lipid inositol 3'-phosphatase that negatively regulates cell survival mediated by the phosphatidyl inositol 3' kinase (PIP3-kinase)--protein kinase B/Akt signaling pathway. Recently, PIP3-kinase was involved in axon polarization, but PTEN functions in(More)
Results from a genome-wide screen of 10 multiplex families ascertained through probands with nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate (CL/P) in Mexico, Argentina, and the United States yielded suggestive evidence of linkage to chromosomes 2, 6, 17 and 18. Fine mapping excluded all regions except chromosome 2. Subsequent analysis was performed on(More)
Anp32e/Cpd1, a member of the acidic nuclear phosphoprotein (Anp)32 family, is characterized by the presence of an amino terminal domain containing four leucine-rich repeats and a carboxyl-terminal low-compositional complexity acidic region. In previous studies performed to understand the biological role of Anp32e/Cpd1, we showed a predominant presence of(More)
Nasal deformity in unilateral cleft lip and palate patients increases with time, tongue malposition being one of the causes. Some authors have emphasized the role of nasal and adjacent facial musculature as active extrinsic agents. Another cause of alar deformity can be the lack of a proper foundation because of a maxillary hypoplasia in the region of the(More)
PTEN is a critical gene involved in the regulation of many cellular processes. The product of this gene has dual phosphatase activity and is able to dephosphorylate the 5' end of the phosphatidylinositol (3,4,5)-trisphosphate. Within the cellular nucleus, this protein has been associated with regulation of the expression of many genes, although the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the attitudes of Argentine parents of children with nonsyndromic oral clefts with respect to prenatal diagnosis, termination of pregnancy, and reproduction and to assess the variables that might influence their responses. DESIGN One hundred and sixty-five parents of children with oral clefts, ascertained from a craniofacial clinic(More)