Gabriele Duetsch

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PURPOSE SNPs in chromosomal region 10q26 harboring PLEKHA1, ARMS2, and Htra1 showed the strongest association with age-related macular degeneration. Recent evidence suggests that in patients homozygous for the risk allele, the lack of synthesis of the poorly characterized ARMS2 is causative of this disorder. The present study was undertaken to gain an(More)
Several genome-wide screens for asthma and related phenotypes have been published to date but data on fine-mapping are scarce. For higher resolution we performed a fine-mapping study with 2 cM average spacing in often discussed asthma candidate regions (2p, 5q, 6p, 7p, 9q, 11p, and 12q) to narrow down the regions of interest. All participants of a Caucasian(More)
The human signal transducer and activator of transcription 6 (STAT6) gene represents one of the most promising candidate genes for asthma and other inflammatory diseases on the chromosomal region 12q13-q24. Therefore we screened all 23 exons, including parts of the neighbouring introns, as well as the promoter region for common polymorphisms and tested them(More)
The rd1 natural mutant is one of the first and probably the most commonly studied mouse model for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a severe and frequently blinding human retinal degeneration. In several decades of research, the link between the increase in photoreceptor cGMP levels and the extremely rapid cell death gave rise to a number of hypotheses. Here, we(More)
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