Erica L Kleinbrink

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Mutations in glycyl-, tyrosyl-, and alanyl-tRNA synthetases (GARS, YARS and AARS respectively) cause autosomal dominant Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, and mutations in Gars cause a similar peripheral neuropathy in mice. Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (ARSs) charge amino acids onto their cognate tRNAs during translation; however, the pathological mechanism(s) of(More)
Cytogenetically normal myelodysplastic syndrome (CN-MDS) can pose diagnostic challenges and its pathogenetic mechanism remains elusive. By focusing on cytogenetically normal refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia (CN-RCMD), a subtype of MDS, our genome-wide profiling showed ∼4600 annotated gene promoters with increased Histone H3 lysine 27(More)
The transcription factor SOX10 has essential roles in neural crest-derived cell populations, including myelinating Schwann cells-specialized glial cells responsible for ensheathing axons in the peripheral nervous system. Importantly, SOX10 directly regulates the expression of genes essential for proper myelin function. To date, only a handful of SOX10(More)
Association of body mass index with DNA methylation and gene expression in blood cells and relations to cardiometabolic diseaseAssociation of body mass index with DNA methylation and gene expression in blood cells and relations to cardiometabolic disease: A Mendelian randomization approach' PLoS Medicine. General rights Copyright for the publications made(More)
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are transcripts of a recently discovered class of genes which do not code for proteins. LncRNA genes are approximately as numerous as protein-coding genes in the human genome. However, comparatively little remains known about lncRNA functions. We globally interrogated changes in the lncRNA transcriptome of oestrogen receptor(More)
BACKGROUND The link between DNA methylation, obesity, and adiposity-related diseases in the general population remains uncertain. METHODS AND FINDINGS We conducted an association study of body mass index (BMI) and differential methylation for over 400,000 CpGs assayed by microarray in whole-blood-derived DNA from 3,743 participants in the Framingham Heart(More)
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