Grace L. Tsan

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Identification of the genetic bases for bipolar disorder remains a challenge for the understanding of this disease. Association between 76 candidate genes and bipolar disorder was tested by genotyping 90 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in these genes in 136 parent-proband trios. In this preliminary analysis, SNPs in two genes, brain-derived(More)
In mouse melanocytes, myosin Va is recruited onto the surface of melanosomes by a receptor complex containing Rab27a that is present in the melanosome membrane and melanophilin (Mlp), which links myosin Va to Rab27a. In this study, we show that Mlp is also a microtubule plus end-tracking protein or +TIP. Moreover, myosin Va tracks the plus end in a(More)
We have demonstrated that tracheal insufflation of recombinant plasmid DNA results in transfection of rat lungs to the same extent as insufflation of plasmid-cationic liposome complex. To understand this observation better, we investigated the in vitro gene transfer of plasmid DNA in the presence and absence of cationic liposome and the effect of surfactant(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the clinical characteristics of 10-2 visual field defects in subjects with a diagnosis of glaucoma or glaucoma suspicion. DESIGN Prospective, observational cohort study. METHODS From participants enrolled in an ongoing glaucoma research study at our institution, we identified 354 eyes in 180 subjects (97 with primary open-angle(More)
PURPOSE The incidence of syphilis appears to be increasing in recent years. Although any structure of the eye can be involved in syphilis, isolated unilateral anterior uveitis as an initial sign of the disease is rare. We report a case of ocular syphilis presenting as a mild unilateral, nongranulomatous, anterior uveitis in an otherwise asymptomatic(More)
We conducted a retrospective chart review of 200 diabetic patients who had teleretinal imaging performed between January 1, 2010, and January 1, 2011, at Portland Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center outpatient clinics to assess the effectiveness of the diabetic teleretinal imaging program. Twenty patients (10%) had diabetic retinopathy.(More)
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