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To facilitate discovery of novel human embryonic stem cell (ESC) transcripts, we generated 2.5 million LongSAGE tags from 9 human ESC lines. Analysis of this data revealed that ESCs express proportionately more RNA binding proteins compared with terminally differentiated cells, and identified novel ESC transcripts, at least one of which may represent a(More)
Since its start, the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC) has sought to provide at least one full-protein-coding sequence cDNA clone for every human and mouse gene with a RefSeq transcript, and at least 6200 rat genes. The MGC cloning effort initially relied on random expressed sequence tag screening of cDNA libraries. Here, we summarize our recent progress(More)
A histopathological scoring system was developed to assess the pathology of acute Mycoplasma pneumoniae pulmonary infection in a hamster model. A final score per animal (ranging 0-26) is obtained by averaging scores from each lung which have been accumulated by the addition of subscores from the assessments of quantity and quality of peribronchiolar and(More)
Complex nonadditive interactions between specific alleles at multiple loci may underlie many so-called multifactorial threshold birth defects. The open-eyelids-at-birth defect in mice is a good model for these defects, and an understanding of its genetic complexity begins with mapping the participating loci. The open-eyelids defect can be part of a syndrome(More)
Univariate and multivariate analyses were applied to determine risk factors for the progression of Escherichia coli O157:H7 enteritis to hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Both clinical and laboratory variables were assessed for 118 pediatric patients (28 HUS; 90 enteritis only). Verotoxins 1 and 2 were produced by 89% of E. coli strains whereas verotoxin 2(More)
BACKGROUND The SELH/Bc mouse strain has 10-30% exencephaly and is an animal model for human neural tube closure defects. This study examined the number of causative genes, their dominance relationships, and linkage map positions. METHODS The SELH/Bc strain (S) was crossed to the normal LM/Bc strain (L) and frequencies of exencephaly were observed in the(More)
BACKGROUND Human nonsyndromic cleft lip and palate, CL(P), is genetically complex, with one contributing gene on chromosome 17q. A potentially homologous gene, clf1 on distal chromosome 11, is part of the digenic cause of the 10-30% CL(P) in the A/WySn mouse strain. Here we report our progress toward identifying the clf1 mutation. METHODS Transcription(More)
The BALB/cGa mouse strain and its descendants, now called the SELH/Bc strain, have produced two waves of high frequency of spontaneous heritable mutations. One of these, the recessive lidgap-Gates (lg(Ga)) mutation, causes the same open-eyelids-at-birth phenotype as the gene knockout mutations of Map3k1 and co-maps to distal Chr 13. The lg(Ga) mutation is(More)
Serum samples from 49 children with acute Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection were screened for the presence of antibodies to mitotic spindle apparatus. None of these serum samples showed such antibodies at a screening dilution of 1:40, though anticentriolar antibodies at titres of 1:320 were observed in two children with acute cerebellar dysfunction.(More)
The pathology of Mycoplasma pneumoniae pulmonary infection for a hamster model was examined after whole bacterium rechallenge or component vaccination. Animals which, after an initial infection, were rechallenged with either live or heat-killed M. pneumoniae inocula developed severe early recall lesions in the first 3 days. In contrast, animals infected(More)