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We used the Xenopus laevis oocyte expression system to characterize adenosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (cAMP) activation of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR). With conventional two-microelectrode voltage-clamp techniques, we recorded transmembrane conductance (G m) and membrane current (I m). Using five different sine wave(More)
The increasing number of laboratories offering molecular genetic analysis of the CFTR gene and the growing use of commercial kits strengthen the need for an update of previous best practice guidelines (published in 2000). The importance of organizing regional or national laboratory networks, to provide both primary and comprehensive CFTR mutation screening,(More)
We have previously shown that about 85% of the mutations in 194 Belgian cystic fibrosis alleles could be detected by a reverse dot-blot assay. In the present study, 50 Belgian chromosomes were analyzed for mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene by means of direct solid phase automatic sequencing of PCR products of(More)
In congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens patients, the T5 allele at the polymorphic Tn locus in the CFTR (cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator) gene is a frequent disease mutation with incomplete penetrance. This T5 allele will result in a high proportion of CFTR transcripts that lack exon 9, whose translation products will not(More)
A nonisotopic oligotyping method using reverse dot blot hybridization was developed for HLA class II DQA1, DQB1, DPB1, DRB1, DRB3, DRB4, DRB5 alleles. The polymorphic second exon of the different genes was amplified by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). For each gene the amplified DNA was hybridized at stringent conditions to membrane-bound(More)
Ten polymorphic loci, located in a 1 Mb interval across the cystic fibrosis locus, were analyzed on normal and mutant CFTR genes. A different distribution of haplotype backgrounds among normal and mutant CFTR genes was observed. With exception of the D7S8 locus, the three most common mutations, delta F508, G542X and N1303K, were found on an identical(More)
1. To investigate whether the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) interacts with volume regulated anion channels (VRACs), we measured the volume-activated chloride current (ICl,swell) using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique in calf pulmonary artery endothelial (CPAE) cells and in COS cells transiently transfected with wild-type(More)
To improve our insight into the structure and function of the CFTR R domain, deletion and hybrid constructs in which different parts of the R domain were deleted or replaced by the MDR1 linker domain, and vice versa, were made. Replacement of the linker domain by the R domain did not result in a decrease and replacement of the CFTR R domain by the linker(More)
The clinical and molecular findings in an infant with mild manifestations of cystic fibrosis, who is homozygous for the G542X mutation, and her heterozygous nephew, who is severely affected, are described. The major mutation recently identified in the CFTR genel-3 is a specific deletion of three base pairs, which results in the loss of a phenylalanine(More)
These recommendations for quality improvement of cystic fibrosis genetic diagnostic testing provide general guidelines for the molecular genetic testing of cystic fibrosis in patients/individuals. General strategies for testing as well as guidelines for laboratory procedures, internal and external quality assurance, and for reporting the results, including(More)