Freya Samson

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Clinical differences exist between the three forms of myotubular myopathy. They differ regarding age at onset, severity of the disease, and prognosis, and also regarding some of the clinical characteristics. The autosomal dominant form mostly has a later onset and milder course than the X linked form, and the autosomal recessive form is intermediate in both(More)
X-linked recessive myotubular myopathy (XLMTM) is characterized by severe hypotonia and generalized muscle weakness, with impaired maturation of muscle fibres. The gene responsible, MTM1, was identified recently by positional cloning, and encodes a protein (myotubularin) with a tyrosine phosphatase domain (PTP). Myotubularin is highly conserved through(More)
In adult mammalian ventricular tissue, mitochondrial creatine kinase (mi-CK), which is bound to the outer surface of the mitochondrial inner membrane, is functionally coupled to oxidative phosphorylation. This is shown, in saponin-permeabilized rat ventricular fibres, by a shift in the apparent K(m) of mitochondrial respiration for ADP from 300 +/- 56(More)
The locus for X linked recessive myotubular myopathy (MTM1) has previously been mapped to Xq28 by linkage analysis. We report two new families that show recombination between MTM1 and either DXS304 or DXS52. These families and a third previously described recombinant family were analysed with two highly polymorphic markers in the DXS304-DXS52 interval, the(More)
We have isolated a full-size cDNA coding for cardiac troponin T (cTnT) from a human adult heart library, using a slow skeletal TnT probe. This cDNA detected a 1.2 kb mRNA in fetal and post-natal human heart, the amount of which increased during ontogenic development. Interestingly, a similar transcript was coexpressed in fetal skeletal muscle, together with(More)
A human muscle cDNA library was screened for slow skeletal troponin T (TnTs). Sequence analysis revealed that one of the selected clones had a cDNA coding sequence different from the two previously described. RNase protection assays confirmed the expression of this new isoform in adult skeletal muscle. In addition, results of the RNase protection assays(More)
OBJECTIVE To address the effect of longstanding left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy and failure on LV adenylyl cyclase (AC) gene expression, mRNA concentrations of the main cardiac AC isoforms were measured in the non-infarcted area of LV from rats with myocardial infarction (MI), without (H) or with (F) LV failure, and in control (C) rats. Basal, GTP- and(More)
Objectives: Researchers have suggested that approximately 1% of individuals within the community have psychopathic tendencies (Neumann and Hare, 2008), although confirmatory evidence is scant. Design: The current study aimed to extend previous research beyond university student samples to explore the effect of impression management and self-deception on the(More)
Type V and VI adenylyl cyclase mRNAs are the two main cyclase isoforms expressed in the mammalian heart. A recent report has shown that their expression is differentially regulated during ontogenic development, but the accumulation of the two mRNA species and their concentration ratio have not been determined. We thus determined the accumulation and the(More)
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) has been localized to the 4q35-qter region of chromosome 4. Linkage analyses of two polymorphic markers from the region, D4S139 and D4S163, have been carried out using four large multigenerational FSHD families. The results indicate that both markers are closely linked to FSHD, with D4S139 being the closest(More)