Daniel Sillence

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The spondylocostal dysostoses (SCDs) are a heterogeneous group of vertebral malsegmentation disorders that arise during embryonic development by a disruption of somitogenesis. Previously, we had identified two genes that cause a subset of autosomal recessive forms of this disease: DLL3 (SCD1) and MESP2 (SCD2). These genes are important components of the(More)
Skin fibroblasts of human males affected with adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) have previously been shown to be abnormal with respect to C26 fatty acid content. Skin fibroblast clones from heterozygotes in three families segregating this mutation have been analyzed and are of two types: clones with normal ratios of C26 to C22 fatty acids and clones with an excess(More)
Transfection studies have implicated the multiple drug resistance pump, MDR1, as a glucosyl ceramide translocase within the Golgi complex (Lala, P., Ito, S., and Lingwood, C. A. (2000) J. Biol. Chem. 275, 6246-6251). We now show that MDR1 inhibitors, cyclosporin A or ketoconazole, inhibit neutral glycosphingolipid biosynthesis in 11 of 12 cell lines tested.(More)
Peroxisomes were studied in the liver of two rhizomelic chondrodysplasia punctata patients using electron microscopy and catalase cytochemistry. Immuno-electron microscopy was carried out on the liver of one of these patients using antibodies to catalase, acyl-CoA oxidase, bifunctional protein, 3-ketoacyl-CoA thiolase and a 68 kDa peroxisomal membrane(More)
Hypophosphatasia is a rare inherited disorder characterized by defective bone mineralization and deficiency of serum and tissue liver/bone/kidney tissue alkaline phosphatase (L/B/K ALP) activity. We report here the characterization of tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase (TNSALP) gene mutations in a series of 11 families affected by various forms of(More)
Scheuermann juvenile kyphosis or Scheuermann disease is the most frequent cause of kyphosis in adolescence. However, the natural history and genetic basis is still unknown. Reports of identical radiological changes in monozygotic twins, sib recurrence, and transmission over three generations suggest underlying heritability. In this study, 12 probands were(More)
Roifman syndrome is a rare syndrome of bone dysplasia, growth retardation, retinal dystrophy and humeral immunodeficiency. Six cases have been reported to date, all of whom are male. We report a boy with clinical features of Roifman syndrome, whose older sister has skewed X-inactivation and a milder phenotype of the same disorder, supporting the hypothesis(More)
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