Isabel M Nesbitt

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Deficiency of cartilage-associated protein (CRTAP) or prolyl 3-hydroxylase 1(P3H1) has been reported in autosomal-recessive lethal or severe osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). CRTAP, P3H1, and cyclophilin B (CyPB) form an intracellular collagen-modifying complex that 3-hydroxylates proline at position 986 (P986) in the alpha1 chains of collagen type I. This(More)
Autosomal recessive lethal and severe osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is caused by the deficiency of cartilage-associated protein (CRTAP) and prolyl-3-hydroxylase 1 (P3H1) because of CRTAP and LEPRE1 mutations. We analyzed five families in which 10 individuals had a clinical diagnosis of lethal and severe OI with an overmodification of collagen type I on(More)
We report a large consanguineous Turkish family in which multiple individuals are affected with autosomal recessive lethal or severe osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) due to a novel homozygous LEPRE1 mutation. In one affected individual histological studies of bone tissue were performed, which may indicate that the histology of LEPRE1 -associated OI is(More)
There is a recognized association between von Willebrand's disease and gastrointestinal angiodysplasia. Most previous publications have been reports of the association itself and there is little published on the management and long-term follow-up of affected patients. We report our experience and follow-up of six patients, and review the previous literature.
Two novel mutations, a T-to-C transition at nucleotide 2612 and a T-to-G transversion at nucleotide 3923 of the von Willebrand factor (vWF) complementary DNA, were detected by analysis of the vWF gene in DNA from members of 2 families with atypical von Willebrand disease. The T2612C transition predicts substitution of cysteine by arginine at amino acid(More)
von Willebrand factor (vWF) is a multimeric glycoprotein found in plasma non covalently linked to factor VIII (FVIII). Type 2N von Willebrand disease (vWD) is caused by a mutation in the vWF gene that results in vWF with a normal multimeric pattern, but with reduced binding to FVIII. We have utilised methods for the phenotypic and genotypic detection of(More)
Using an ELISA-based method to detect type 2N von Willebrand disease (VWD), we found two individuals with absent FVIII binding. Direct sequencing of the FVIII binding region of the von Willebrand factor (VWF) gene showed that one individual had an R854Q substitution whilst the other had a T791M substitution. The very low FVIII binding and the VWF:Ag levels(More)
We report the case of a long-standing female blood donor whose blood donation was processed for cryoprecipitate. The cryoprecipitate unit was chosen at random for FVIII:C estimation as part of the quality control, and a low FVIII:C level was identified. The cause of this was subsequently shown to be the Normandy variant of type-2 von Willebrand's disease(More)