Gerard Wolff

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We recently showed that mutations in the CNGA3 gene encoding the alpha-subunit of the cone photoreceptor cGMP-gated channel cause autosomal recessive complete achromatopsia linked to chromosome 2q11. We now report the results of a first comprehensive screening for CNGA3 mutations in a cohort of 258 additional independent families with hereditary cone(More)
PURPOSE To determine the prognostic value of the central downstream apoptosis effector BAX in relation to its upstream regulator p53 in R0-resected hepatic metastases of colorectal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Retrospective analysis of 41 patients who underwent potentially curative resection of liver metastases from colarectal cancer was performed. Tumor(More)
BACKGROUND XY gonadal dysgenesis (XY-GD) is a heterogeneous disorder characterized by failure of testicular development despite a normal male karyotype. Non-syndromic and syndromic forms can be delineated. Currently, only a minority of cases can be explained by gene mutations. METHODS The aim of this study was to detect microdeletions and duplications by(More)
Pfeiffer syndrome (PS) is an autosomal dominant skeletal disorder which affects the bones of the skull, hands and feet. Previously, we have mapped PS in a subset of families to chromosome 8cen by linkage analysis and demonstrated a common mutation in the fibroblast growth factor receptor-1 (FGFR1) gene in the linked families. Here we report a second locus(More)
Brachydactyly type B (BDB) is an autosomal dominant skeletal disorder characterized by hypoplasia/aplasia of distal phalanges and nails. Recently, heterozygous mutations of the orphan receptor tyrosine kinase (TK) ROR2, located within a distinct segment directly after the TK domain, have been shown to be responsible for BDB. We report four novel mutations(More)
X-linked isolated lissencephaly sequence (XLIS) and subcortical band heterotopia (SBH) are allelic disorders caused by mutations in the doublecortin (DCX) gene. This genetic analysis of seven families revealed four novel mutations in the DCX gene. The authors detected a high rate of somatic mosaicism in male and female patients with variable penetrance of(More)
To evaluate the contribution of the innate immune component of host defense in clearing the genome of adenovirus (Ad) vectors following in vivo administration, the Ad vectors AdCMV.beta gal (expressing beta-galactosidase) or AdCMV.Null (expressing no gene) were administered intravenously to immunocompetent or immunodeficient mice, and the amount of vector(More)
The effects of four day periods of infusions of 600 gm/24 hours glucose and 600 gm/24 hours of a combination of glucose, fructose, and xylitol were compared. This study was performed during total parenteral nutrition of twelve postoperative patients with major complications. The mean plasma glucose level was significantly lower during the infusion of the(More)
DiGeorge syndrome (DGS) is a developmental field defect, characterised by absent/hypoplastic thymus and parathyroid, and conotruncal heart defects, with haploinsufficiency loci at 22q (DGS1) and 10p (DGS2). We performed fluorescence in situ hybridisations (FISH) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analyses in 12 patients with 10p deletions, nine of them(More)
The human Y-box binding protein, YB-1, is a multifunctional protein that regulates gene expression. Nuclear expression of YB-1 has been associated with chemoresistance and poor prognosis of tumour patients. Representative samples from autopsied material of primary tumours from 77 patients with NSCLC were investigated by immunohistochemistry for subcellular(More)