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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 (Gm) and membrane current (Im). 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)
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)
It is often challenging for the clinician interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) to interpret molecular genetic results, and to integrate them in the diagnostic process. The limitations of genotyping technology, the choice of mutations to be tested, and the clinical context in which the test is administered can all influence how genetic information is(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)
With the advent of whole-genome and whole-exome sequencing, high-quality catalogs of recurrently mutated cancer genes are becoming available for many cancer types. Increasing access to sequencing technology, including bench-top sequencers, provide the opportunity to re-sequence a limited set of cancer genes across a patient cohort with limited processing(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the possible role of beta-defensins in gingival health and periodontal disease, we examined the effect of several stimuli on the expression of interleukin-8 (IL-8), human beta-defensin-1, -2, -3, and -4 (hBD) in primary human diseased gingival epithelial (HGE) cell cultures from periodontitis patients by quantitative TaqMan reverse(More)
BACKGROUND This study describes the functional interaction between the putative Ca2+ channel TRP4 and the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator, CFTR, in mouse aorta endothelium (MAEC). RESULTS MAEC cells express CFTR transcripts as shown by RT-PCR analysis. Application of a phosphorylating cocktail activated a Cl- current with(More)
In order to gain a better insight into the structure and function of the regulatory domain (RD) of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein, 19 RD missense mutations that had been identified in patients were functionally characterized. Nine of these (I601F, L610S, A613T, D614G, I618T, L619S, H620P, G628R and L633P) resulted in(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)