Edwin Verlind

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We studied the glucose-6-phosphatase (G6Pase) gene of 30 unrelated glycogen storage disease type Ia (GSD Ia) patients using single strand conformational polymorphism (SSCP) prior to automated sequencing of exons revealing an aberrant SSCP pattern. In all patients we could identify mutations on both alleles of the G6Pase gene, indicating that this method is(More)
PURPOSE Mutations in K-ras and TP53 genes are common in colorectal cancer. They affect biologic behavior and might influence chemotherapy susceptibility in these tumors. We investigated whether the survival of patients with Dukes C colon cancer treated with adjuvant chemotherapy is influenced by K-ras and TP53 mutations. METHODS Mutation screening of the(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Germline mutations in one of four mismatch repair genes have been found in the majority of families with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), but only in a small part of families with atypical HNPCC. The recently cloned EXO1 gene might be involved in the pathogenesis of HNPCC because the EXO1 protein strongly interacts with(More)
Corpus callosum agenesis, retardation, adducted thumbs, spastic paraparesis, and hydrocephalus (CRASH syndrome) is an X-linked recessive disorder caused by mutations in the neuronal cell adhesion molecule L1 (LICAM) gene. L1 plays a key role in axon outgrowth and pathfinding during the development of the nervous system. We describe the case of a boy from(More)
We investigated a possible role of the mismatch-repair gene MLH3 in hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer by scanning for mutations in 39 HNPCC families and in 288 patients suspected of having HNPCC. We identified ten different germline MLH3 variants, one frameshift and nine missense mutations, in 12 patients suspected of HNPCC. Three of the 12 also(More)
In patients with the major forms of epidermolysis bullosa simplex, either of the keratin genes KRT5 or KRT14 is mutated. This causes a disturbance of the filament network resulting in skin fragility and blistering. For KRT5, a genomic mutation detection system has been described previously. Mutation detection of KRT14 on a DNA level is, however, hampered by(More)
In adults, the TP53 tumor suppressor gene is frequently mutated in astrocytic brain tumors which is supposed to represent an early event in their development. In juvenile pilocytic and low-grade astrocytomas, however, TP53 mutations have until now been reported as rare, which has led to the suggestion that these tumors may follow a different molecular(More)
Occurrence of 13q14 deletions between D13S273 and D13S25 in B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) suggests that the region contains a tumor suppressor gene. We constructed a PAC/cosmid contig largely corresponding to a 380-kb 13q14 YAC insert that we found deleted in a high proportion of B-CLL patients. We found seven genes by exon trapping, cDNA(More)