Donald Kennedy

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An understanding of the basic defect in the inherited disorder cystic fibrosis requires cloning of the cystic fibrosis gene and definition of its protein product. In the absence of direct functional information, chromosomal map position is a guide for locating the gene. Chromosome walking and jumping and complementary DNA hybridization were used to isolate(More)
Additional mutations in the cystic fibrosis (CF) gene were identified in the regions corresponding to the two putative nucleotide (ATP)-binding folds (NBFs) of the predicted polypeptide. The patient cohort included 46 Canadian CF families with well-characterized DNA marker haplotypes spanning the disease locus and several other families from Israel. Eleven(More)
1. Interneurons activated by mechanosensory hairs on the crayfish telson respond selectively to directional displacements of the medium; the directions of maximum sensitivity lie 180 degrees apart in approximately the rostrocaudal plane, corresponding to the directional sensitivities of the two populations of primary afferent neurons. We have examined the(More)
Nerve fibers which respond to illumination of the sixth abdominal ganglion were isolated by fine dissection from connectives at different levels in the abdominal nerve cord of the crayfish. Only a single photosensitive neuron is found in each connective; its morphological position and pattern of peripheral connections are quite constant from preparation to(More)
A polymorphic DNA marker has been found genetically linked, in a set of 39 human families, to an autosomal recessive gene that causes cystic fibrosis (CF), a disease affecting one in 2000 Caucasian children. The DNA marker (called D0CRI-917) is also linked to the PON locus, which by independent evidence is linked to the CF locus. The best estimates of the(More)