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Essential hypertension is a common human disease believed to result from the interplay of multiple genetic and environmental determinants. In genetic studies of two large panels of hypertensive sibships from widely separated geographical areas, we obtained evidence of genetic linkage between the angiotensinogen gene (AGT) and hypertension, demonstrated(More)
Glucocorticoid-remediable aldosteronism (GRA), an autosomal dominant disorder, is characterized by hypertension with variable hyperaldosteronism and by high levels of the abnormal adrenal steroids 18-oxocortisol and 18-hydroxycortisol, which are all under control of adrenocorticotropic hormone and suppressible by glucocorticoids. These abnormalities could(More)
  • Y Nakamura, S Gillilan, +4 authors R White
  • 1987
SOURCE/DESCRIPTION; A 2.0 kb Mspl fragment from cosmid YNH24 isolated by HBV-2 oligonucleotide (GGAGTTGGGGGAGGAG) (1) was subcloned into the AccI site of pUC18. POLYMORPHISM: Mspl identifies a >30 allele VNTR polymorphism with bands between 1.0-5.0 kb. Taql, Bglll, Pvull, PstI and BamHI also detect the same polymorphism.
Recurrent seizures, commonly known as epilepsies, occur in 1.7% of the general population by age 40. The factors that initiate or underlie seizures are not well understood, but trauma, infectious disease and genetics have been implicated. An understanding of the molecular basis of seizures would shed light on the basic mechanisms of neuronal homeostasis and(More)
Cystic fibrosis is a recessive genetic disorder, characterized clinically by chronic obstructive lung disease, pancreatic insufficiency and elevated sweat electrolytes; affected individuals rarely live past their early twenties. Cystic fibrosis is also one of the most common genetic diseases in the northern European population. The frequency of carriers of(More)
The pseudoautosomal region of the human X and Y chromosomes is subject to frequent X-Y recombination during male meiosis. We report the finding of two pseudoautosomal loci, DXYS20 and DXYS28, characterized by highly informative restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs). The pseudoautosomal character of DXYS20 and DXYS28 was formally demonstrated by(More)
Elements of a renin-angiotensin system expressed along the entire nephron, including angiotensinogen secreted by proximal tubule and renin expressed in connecting tubule, may participate in the regulation of sodium reabsorption at multiple sites of the nephron. The response of this tubular renin-angiotensin system to stepwise changes in dietary sodium was(More)
  • Jun Wu, Aldi T Kraja, +9 authors D C Rao
  • 2005
BACKGROUND Epidemiologic analysis of family data on blood pressure (BP) is often compromised by the effects of antihypertensive medications. A review of numerous clinical trials that investigated the effects of BP-lowering medications is summarized here. METHODS Published clinical trials, including 137 clinical trials with monodrug therapies and 28(More)
Large-scale screening by direct sequencing of DNA to detect molecular variants remains a laborious endeavor whose difficulty is compounded by heterozygosity. We show that mobility shifts of single-stranded DNA electrophoresed under nondenaturing conditions can be used not only to detect variants (Orita,M. et al., 1989, Genomics, 5, 874-879), but also to(More)