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MOTIVATION Advances in sequencing technologies and computational algorithms have enabled the study of genomic variants to dissect their functional consequence. Despite this unprecedented progress, current tools fail to reliably detect and characterize more complex allelic variants, such as short tandem repeats (STRs). We developed TSSV as an efficient and(More)
The Apc1638N mouse carries a targeted mutant allele at the endogenous adenomatous polyposis coli (Apc) gene and represents a unique in vivo model to study intestinal tumor formation and progression. Heterozygous Apc+/Apc1638N mice progressively develop 5-6 adenomas and adenocarcinomas of the small intestine within the first 6 months of life following a(More)
INTRODUCTION CADASIL (Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy) is a hereditary small vessel disease caused by mutations in the NOTCH3 gene, leading to toxic NOTCH3 protein accumulation in the small- to medium sized arterioles. The accumulation is systemic but most pronounced in the brain vasculature where(More)
Germline mutations in the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene are responsible for familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), an autosomal dominant hereditary predisposition to the development of multiple colorectal adenomas and of a broad spectrum of extra-intestinal tumors. Moreover, somatic APC mutations play a rate-limiting and initiating role in the(More)
FcγRIIB-deficient mice generated in 129 background (FcγRIIB(129)(-/-)) if back-crossed into C57BL/6 background exhibit a hyperactive phenotype and develop lethal lupus. Both in mice and humans, the Fcγr2b gene is located within a genomic interval on chromosome 1 associated with lupus susceptibility. In mice, the 129-derived haplotype of this interval, named(More)
FcgRIIB-deficient mice generated in 129 background (FcgRIIB 129 2/2) if back-crossed into C57BL/6 background exhibit a hyper-active phenotype and develop lethal lupus. Both in mice and humans, the Fcgr2b gene is located within a genomic interval on chromosome 1 associated with lupus susceptibility. In mice, the 129-derived haplotype of this interval, named(More)
We have investigated the structural gene for adenosine deaminase (ADA) in a female infant with ADA deficiency associated severe combined immune deficiency (ADA-SCID) disease and her family by DNA restriction-fragment-length analysis. In this family a new ADA-specific restriction-fragment-length variant was detected, which involves a 3.2-kb deletion spanning(More)
The cytokine interleukin 1(IL-1) initiates a wide range of proinflammatory cascades and its inhibition has been shown to decrease inflammation in a variety of diseases. IL-1 receptor accessory protein (IL-1RAcP) is an indispensible part of the IL-1R complex that stabilizes IL-1/IL-1R interaction and plays an important role in the signal transduction of the(More)
Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is a disorder with autosomal dominant inheritance, which predisposes to colorectal adenocarcinoma. The gene causing the disorder has been assigned to chromosome 5 by means of a polymorphic DNA marker called C11p11. An informative Dutch pedigree showed that two other linked polymorphic DNA markers, Pi227 and YN5.48,(More)