Jacquie R Marietta

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Late-onset non-syndromic hearing impairment is the most common type of neurological dysfunction in the elderly. It can be either acquired or inherited, although the relative impact of heredity on this type of loss is not known. To date, nine different genes have been localized, but none has been cloned. Using an extended American family in which a gene for(More)
Inherited hearing impairment can occur either in the presence of other clinical features (syndromic hearing loss, SHL) or in isolation (non-syndromic hearing loss, NSHL). The latter is more common and is highly heterogeneous. To date, six NSHL loci have been mapped. We report the identification of a seventh locus (DFNA4) on chromosome 19q13 and suggest DM(More)
Usher's syndrome type I is a heterogeneous group of diseases characterized by severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss, absent vestibular function, and progressive pigmentary retinopathy. Other identifying clinical features have not been documented. In this study, we examined olfactory acuity, plasma levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids and sarcosine,(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic alcoholics have increased susceptibility to and severity of infection, which are likely to be a result of impaired immune defense mechanisms. The contribution of dendritic cells (DC) to these immune defense changes is not well understood. Alterations in DC numbers, dendropoiesis, and lifespan have not been specifically studied in vivo in(More)
The DFNB7/11 locus for autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing loss (ARNSHL) has been mapped to an approx. 1.5 Mb interval on human chromosome 9q13-q21. We have determined the cDNA sequence and genomic structure of a novel cochlear-expressed gene, ZNF216, that maps to the DFNB7/11 interval. The mouse orthologue of this gene maps to the murine dn(More)
DFNB7 and DFNB11, two loci for autosomal recessive nonsyndromic hearing loss (ARNSHL), have been mapped to chromosome 9q13-21 in separate consanguineous families. Using a radiation hybrid map, we have determined the correct marker order in the DFNB7/11 region and have demonstrated that the DFNB11 locus resides within a redefined DFNB7 interval. The gene(s)(More)
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