Denise Y Burton

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We report the genetic, phenotypic, and biochemical analyses of Catecholamines up (Catsup), a gene that encodes a negative regulator of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) activity. Mutations within this locus are semidominant lethals of variable penetrance that result in three broad, overlapping effective lethal phases (ELPs), indicating that the Catsup gene product(More)
Tyrosine hydroxylase requires the regulatory cofactor, tetrahydrobiopterin, for catecholamine biosynthesis. Because guanosine triphosphate cyclohydrolase I is the rate limiting enzyme for the synthesis of this cofactor, it has a key role in catecholamine production. We show that GTP cyclohydrolase and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) are co-localized in the(More)
The present studies investigated the cardiac potassium channel missense mutation, Q9E-hMiRP1, for potential use as a gene therapy construct for cardiac arrhythmias. This gene abnormality is one of a number of mutations that can cause the long QT syndrome (LQTS), a hereditary arrhythmia disorder that is associated with sudden death. However, individuals who(More)
The present study investigates a novel gene therapy approach for atrial arrhythmias, using a clarithromycin-responsive ion channel subunit mutation, hMiRP1-Q9E, cloned into an expression plasmid; wild-type expression plasmids encoding human minK-related protein 1 (hMiRP1) were also used as controls. In a series of pig studies, right atrial myocardium was(More)
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