G. J. van Ommen

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To identify serum biomarkers that allow monitoring of disease progression and treatment effects in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients, levels of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1) and osteopontin (OPN) were determined in 63 DMD patients on corticosteroid therapy. These proteins were selected for(More)
A basic problem in genetic counseling of families with Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy (DMD/BMD) concerns the carrier status of female relatives of an affected male. In about 60% of these patients, deletions of one or more exons of the dystrophin gene can be identified. These deletions preferentially include exon 45, which can be detected by multiplex(More)
Thyroglobulin (Tg), the precursor of thyroid hormones, is a 660.000 Da dimeric glycoprotein synthesized exclusively in the thyroid gland. We have cloned the human thyroglobulin gene from cosmid and phage libraries and constructed a complete restriction map. The gene encodes an 8.7 kb mRNA, covers at least 300 kb DNA and contains at least 37 exons separated(More)
We have isolated 70 kb of sequences surrounding probe 754 (DXS84), linked with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. In addition to the original PstI RFLP detected by 754, BglII and EcoRI RFLPs were detected with the single copy subclone 754.11 and a HindIII RFLP with the subclone 754.6. The BglII and HindIII and HindIII RFLPs both have minor allele frequencies of(More)
We report a case of a boy with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) associated with GK deficiency (GK), congenital adrenal hypoplasia (AHC), and mental retardation. Cytogenetic analysis of prometaphasic chromosomes revealed an interstitial chromosome deletion at Xp21.2 possibly extending to Xp21.1 or Xp21.3. His phenotypically normal mother was heterozygous(More)
We are interested in the precise localization of various DNA probes on the short arm of chromosome 11 for our research on the aniridia-Wilms' tumor association (AWTA), assigned to region 11p13 (Knudson and Strong 1972; Riccardi et al. 1978). For this purpose we have screened lymphocyte DNA and material derived from somatic cell hybrids from individuals with(More)
A cDNA probe corresponding to mRNA encoding a closely related variant of human insulin-like growth factor II (IGF-II) was used for the chromosomal assignment of the IGF-II gene. Southern blot hybridization analysis of DNA from human-Chinese hamster somatic cell hybrids showed that the human IGF-II gene is located on chromosome 11. Using the same IGF-II(More)
Application of molecular genetic techniques has greatly increased diagnostic possibilities of hereditary disorders. In 1983 the first linkage of Duchenne muscular dystrophy with flanking DNA probes was described, which made carrier detection possible in a limited number of cases. The first published prenatal diagnosis for Duchenne muscular dystrophy dates(More)
A new cloned DNA probe (U6.2), which recognizes polymorphisms near the locus for the fragile-X syndrome, was isolated. No recombinations were observed between the probe and the disease locus, although recombinations were observed with several other probes known to be located close to the fragile site. The locus defined by the probe, DXS304, cosegregated(More)
Within a group of 76 sporadic/autosomal recessive limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) patients we tried to identify those with LGMD type 2C-E. Muscle biopsy specimens of 40 index patients, who had 22 affected sibs, were analyzed immuno-histochemically for the presence of three subunits: α-, β-, and γ,-sarcoglycans. Abnormal sarcoglycan expression was(More)