Darren W Baker

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CYP2J2 metabolizes arachidonic acid to 20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid and epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs), which play a critical role in the regulation of renal, pulmonary, cardiac, and vascular function. However, the contribution of CYP2J2 to EET formation in the liver remains poorly characterized. Likewise, information is sparse regarding the extent and(More)
BACKGROUND The von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) gene has two translational initiation sites separated by 53 codons. Both proteins have been detected in cells and have equivalent activity. A mutation in the first 53 codons of the open reading frame has no effect on the structure of the smaller protein. As expected, the vast majority of VHL mutations are downstream of(More)
The retinoblastoma gene (RB) encodes a tumor suppressor that is inactivated in a number of different types of cancer. We searched for gross alterations of this gene in tumors of the central nervous system by using Southern blot hybridization. A common alteration was found in several tumors and was mapped to the region around exon 2. Nucleotide sequencing(More)
Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) has been established as a life-saving procedure in hematologic malignancies and bone marrow failure syndromes, and it may be valuable in other types of neoplastic disease. DNA polymorphisms are used to monitor engraftment after transplantation from a related or unrelated donor. DNA polymorphisms are not useful after(More)
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to deficiency of steroid 21-hydroxylase (CYP21) is most frequently due to mutations that arise from the nearby CYP21 pseudogene. The mechanism involves either unequal crossing over, which deletes part of the CYP21 functional gene, or gene conversion which puts a mutation from the pseudogene into the functional gene. We(More)
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