Daniel Pankratz

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To determine the genetic causes and molecular mechanisms responsible for neurobehavioral differences in mice, we used highly parallel gene expression profiling to detect genes that are differentially expressed between the 129SvEv and C57BL/6 mouse strains at baseline and in response to seizure. In addition, we identified genes that are differentially(More)
Two HTML-based programs were developed to analyze and filter gene-expression data: 'Bullfrog' for Affymetrix oligonucleotide arrays and 'Spot' for custom cDNA arrays. The programs provide intuitive data-filtering tools through an easy-to-use interface. A background subtraction and normalization program for cDNA arrays was also built that provides an(More)
Ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) is an autosomal recessive disease caused by loss of function of the serine/threonine protein kinase ATM (ataxia telangiectasia mutated). A-T patients have a 250-700-fold increased risk of developing lymphomas and leukemias which are typically highly invasive and proliferative. In addition, a subset of adult acute lymphoblastic(More)
The promise of personalized medicine will require rigorously validated molecular diagnostics developed on minimally invasive, clinically relevant samples. Measurement of DNA mutations is increasingly common in clinical settings but only higher-prevalence mutations are cost-effective. Patients with rare variants are at best ignored or, at worst,(More)
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