Ilse M. Groenewald

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Mutation analysis of genomic DNA samples obtained from 17 unrelated South African patients with variegate porphyria (VP) revealed three novel missense mutations in the protoporphyrinogen oxidase (PPOX) gene. A common C to T transition at nucleotide position 452 (R59W) was identified in 15 of the patients analysed, while base changes at positions 336 (H20P)(More)
A subset of probands from 11 South African families with clinical and/or biochemical features of variegate porphyria (VP), but without the known protoporphyrinogen oxidase (PPOX) gene defects identified previously in the South African population, were subjected to mutation analysis. Disease-related mutation(s) could not be identified after screening(More)
Five single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the protoporphyrinogen oxidase gene (PPOX) were used for inter-population comparisons of six South African populations and two non-South African Caucasian populations. Novel polymorphisms identified in the promoter region and exon 11 of the PPOX gene, as well as three known variants in exon 1 and intron 2, were(More)
Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder are often precipitated by sensory cues in the form of visual, auditory, olfactory and gustatory "flashbacks" resulting in enhanced fear-memory consolidation and the characteristic symptoms of re-experiencing, avoidance and hyper-arousal. Single prolonged stress with and without re-stress have been used to explore(More)
The informativeness of locus D11S29 as a genetic marker was improved by the identification of a highly polymorphic (GT)n repeat within the locus. Ten alleles were identified in parents of 40 Centre d'Etude du Polymorphisme Humain families and the polymorphism information content (PIC) was 0.77. The increased PIC value thus enables refinement of the linkage(More)
We report a highly polymorphic, sequence-tagged microsatellite site (STMS) at the D5S99 locus that was previously identified by a less informative restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP). This marker, which was also localized to the physical map of chromosome 5q by fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), should assist in the precision mapping of(More)
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