Jeffrey R Jacobsen

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BACKGROUND Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect and affects nearly 1% of newborns. The aetiology of CHD is largely unknown and only a small percentage can be assigned to environmental risk factors such as maternal diseases or exposure to mutagenic agents during pregnancy. Chromosomal imbalances have been identified in many forms of(More)
Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) is characterised by prolongation of the QT interval on ECG and cardiac arrhythmias, syncopes and sudden death. A rapid and reliable genetic diagnosis of the disease may be of great importance for diagnosis and treatment of LQTS. Mutations in the KVLQT1 gene, encoding a potassium-channel subunit of importance for the(More)
BACKGROUND Reference intervals can vary based on age and gender. Proper partitioning is necessary to classify health status in different age groups. METHODS Seven analytes; aldolase, amylase, ceruloplasmin, creatine kinase, pancreatic amylase, prealbumin and uric acid; were assayed on Roche Modular P analyzers using serum samples from 1765 children (867(More)
The interaction of symmetrical lidocaine dimers with voltage-gated Na+ channels (VGSCs) was examined using a FLIPR membrane potential assay and voltage-clamp. The dimers, in which the tertiary amines of the lidocaine moieties are linked by an alkylene chain (two to six methylene units), inhibited VGSC activator-evoked depolarization of cells(More)
BACKGROUND The voltage-gated, rapid-delayed rectifier current (I(Kr)) is important for repolarization of the heart, and mutations in the genes coding for the K+-ion channel conducting this current, i.e., KCNH2 for the alpha-subunit HERG and KCNE2 for the beta-subunit MiRP1, cause acquired and congenital long Q-T syndrome (LQTS) and other cardiac(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to test a hypothesis of increased urinary excretion of uric acid as an indicator of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) degradation in adult patients with acute respiratory failure, and to look for a correlation to the clinical outcome. STUDY DESIGN Prospectively 31 patients with acute respiratory failure were studied.(More)
In a four-generation family with long QT syndrome, syncopes and torsades de pointes ventricular tachycardia (TdP) were elicited by abrupt awakening in the early morning hours. The syndrome was associated with a novel KCNH2 missense mutation, G572R, causing the substitution of a glycine residue at position 572, at the end of the S5 transmembrane segment of(More)
An antibody generated against a neutral phosphonate diester transition-state (TS not equal to) analog catalyzes the formation of an amide bond between a phenylalanyl amino group and an acyl azide derived from L-alanine. The antibody is selective for L- vs. D-alanine and does not catalyze the hydrolysis of the acyl azide to an appreciable degree. A rate(More)
An antibody generated against a neutral phosphonate diester transition-state analog was found to catalyze the aminoacylation of the 3'-hydroxyl group of thymidine with an alanyl ester. A comparison of the apparent second-order rate constant of the antibody-catalyzed reaction [5.4 x 10(4) molar-1 minute-1 (M-1 min-1)] with that of the uncatalyzed reaction(More)
New strategies for hapten design have led to antibodies that catalyze reactions by increasingly complex mechanisms and with large increases in catalytic rate. Rational design has also been used to elicit catalytic antibodies for difficult chemical transformations as well as reactions for which no enzyme is known. These experiments have demonstrated the(More)
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