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Alternative RNA splicing greatly increases proteome diversity and may thereby contribute to tissue-specific functions. We carried out genome-wide quantitative analysis of alternative splicing using a custom Affymetrix microarray to assess the role of the neuronal splicing factor Nova in the brain. We used a stringent algorithm to identify 591 exons that(More)
Natural resistance to infection with Salmonella typhimurium in mice is controlled by two major loci, Bcg and Lps, located on mouse chromosomes 1 and 4, respectively. Both Bcg and Lps exert pleiotropic effects and contribute to cytostatic/cytocidal activities of the macrophage. Bcg encodes for a membrane phosphoglycoprotein designated Nrampl (natural(More)
The mouse chromosome 1 locus Bcg (Ity, Lsh) controls the capacity of the tissue macrophage to restrict the replication of antigenically unrelated intracellular parasites and therefore determines the natural resistance (BCG-R, dominant) or susceptibility (BCG-S, recessive) of inbred mouse strains to infection with diverse pathogens, including several(More)
MOTIVATION Alternative splicing allows a single gene to generate multiple mRNAs, which can be translated into functionally and structurally diverse proteins. One gene can have multiple variants coexisting at different concentrations. Estimating the relative abundance of each variant is important for the study of underlying biological function. Microarrays(More)
In the mouse, mutations at the natural resistance-associated macrophage protein 1 (Nramp1) gene abrogate resistance to infection with antigenically unrelated intracellular parasites such as Mycobacterium, Salmonella, and Leishmania. Nramp1 expression is restricted to reticuloendothelial organs and peripheral blood leukocytes, where the protein may function(More)
X chromosome inactivation is the means to downregulate the transcriptional output of X chromosomes in female mammals. Essential DNA from the murine X inactivation center (Xic) has been identified by introducing it into male embryonic stem (ES) cells. To identify the essential sequences on human X chromosomes, we transfected male mouse ES cells with a YAC(More)
MOTIVATION Many or most mammalian genes undergo alternative splicing, generating a variety of transcripts from a single gene. New information on splice variation is becoming available through technology for measuring expression levels of several exons or splice junctions per gene. We have developed a statistical method, ANalysis Of Splice VAriation (ANOSVA)(More)
One of the most common causes of food poisoning in humans is salmonellosis, which is frequently caused by ingestion with Salmonella-contaminated poultry products. Several lines of evidence suggest that genetic factors control resistance and susceptibility of chickens to infection with Salmonellae. In the mouse, innate resistance to infection with(More)
The mouse chromosome 1 locus Bcg determines natural resistance/susceptibility of inbred mouse strains to infection with antigenically unrelated intracellular parasites, including several Mycobacterium species, Salmonella typhimurium, and Leishmania donovani. In our effort to clone Bcg, we have constructed a high-resolution genetic linkage map in the(More)
Acetaminophen-induced liver toxicity is the most frequent precipitating cause of acute liver failure and liver transplant, but contemporary medical practice has mainly focused on patient management after a liver injury has been induced. An integrative genetic, transcriptional, and two-dimensional NMR-based metabolomic analysis performed using multiple(More)