Danielle Frappier

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Hereditary hypophosphatemic rickets with hypercalciuria (HHRH) is a rare disorder of autosomal recessive inheritance that was first described in a large consanguineous Bedouin kindred. HHRH is characterized by the presence of hypophosphatemia secondary to renal phosphate wasting, radiographic and/or histological evidence of rickets, limb deformities, muscle(More)
The most common mycobacterial disease in humans is tuberculosis, and there is evidence for genetic factors in susceptibility to tuberculosis. In the mouse, the Bcg gene controls macrophage priming for activation and is a major gene for susceptibility to infection with mycobacteria. A candidate gene for Bcg was identified by positional cloning and was(More)
An epidemic of tuberculosis occurred in a community of Aboriginal Canadians during the period 1987-89. Genetic and epidemiologic data were collected on an extended family from this community, and the evidence for linkage to NRAMP1, a candidate gene for susceptibility to mycobacterial diseases, was assessed. Individuals were grouped into risk (liability)(More)
The BRCA2 8765delAG mutation was previously reported in hereditary breast cancer families of French Canadian and Yemenite Jewish descent. Haplotype analysis, using six microsatellite markers that span BRCA2 and two intragenic polymorphisms, was performed on 8765delAG mutation carriers to determine if there was evidence that the mutations were identical by(More)
Limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) is common in the Hutterite population of North America. We previously identified a mutation in the TRIM32 gene in chromosome region 9q32, causing LGMD2H in approximately two-thirds of the 60 Hutterite LGMD patients studied to date. A genomewide scan was undertaken in five families who did not show linkage to the LGMD2H(More)
Bowen-Conradi syndrome (BCS) is a lethal autosomal recessive disorder with an estimated incidence of 1 in 355 live births in the Hutterite population. A few cases have been reported in other populations. Here, we report the results of a genome-wide scan and fine mapping of the BCS locus in Hutterite families. By linkage and haplotype analysis the BCS locus(More)
Hereditary hypophosphatemic rickets with hypercalciuria (HHRH), a renal phosphate (Pi) wasting disease first described in an extended Bedouin kindred, is characterized by hypophosphatemia, elevated serum 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D levels, hypercalciuria, rickets, and osteomalacia. Correction of all abnormalities, except for renal Pi wasting, can be achieved by(More)
A 6-year-old, Hereford/Angus crossbred cow which died acutely was submitted for necropsy and diagnostic evaluation. A toxicity was suspected by the owner who had noticed incoordination of one week's duration. The animal was last observed 24 hours prior to death. Toxicology screens for alkaloids, heavy metals, pesticides and nitrates were negative. The(More)
The expression of six imprinted genes (Dlk1, Gtl2, Igf2r, Kcnq1, Nnat, and Peg1) was examined in brains of 21 mice derived from N2 × N2 intercrosses between C57BL/6 and MOLF/Ei strains. Imprinting of Igf2r, Kcnq1, Gtl2, and Dlk1 varied among individuals. As three of these genes are implicated in cell–cell signaling or cell–environment interactions,(More)
The normal human fibroblast cell line WI38 and a transformed derivative, WI38VA13, differentially splice fibronectin pre-mRNA in vivo. As a first step to understand the molecular basis for this regulation of splicing, we examined the ability of WI38 and WI38VA13 nuclear extracts to splice model adenovirus and globin pre-mRNAs. Adenovirus RNA splicing was(More)