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BACKGROUND The hyperpolarization-activated nucleotide-gated channel--HCN4 plays a major role in the diastolic depolarization of sinus atrial node cells. Mutant HCN4 channels have been found to be associated with inherited sinus bradycardia. METHODS AND RESULTS Sixteen members of a family with sinus bradycardia were evaluated. Evaluation included a(More)
PURPOSE To map the gene that causes brittle cornea syndrome (BCS). METHODS Five patients from four families, all of Jewish Tunisian origin, were recruited into the study. Four of the five patients had red hair. DNA from the five patients and 104 control chromosomes was typed with seven 16q polymorphic markers surrounding the hair color gene, MC1R. (More)
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