John Gaubatz

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The ability of eukaryotic organisms of the same genotype to vary in developmental pattern or in phenotype according to varying environmental conditions is frequently associated with changes in extrachromosomal circular DNA (eccDNA) sequences. Although variable in size, sequence complexity, and copy number, the best characterized of these eccDNAs contain(More)
When lipoprotein [a] was isolated in the presence of the proteolytic inhibitor Trasylol, its apoprotein exhibited one dominant band corresponding to a molecular weight of about 1.2 million when analyzed by electrophoresis on 3.25% sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gels. After chemical reduction, this band was missing but was replaced by two bands, one(More)
We previously reported that hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy), an independent risk factor of coronary artery disease (CAD), is associated with increased atherosclerosis and decreased plasma high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) in cystathionine beta-synthase-/apolipoprotein E-deficient (CBS(-/-)/apoE(-/-)) mice. We observed that plasma homocysteine (Hcy)(More)
Although hyperhomocysteinemia is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, a direct role for homocysteine (Hcy) in this disease remains to be shown. Whereas diet-induced hyperhomocysteinemia promotes atherosclerosis in animal models, the effects of Hcy on atherogenesis in the absence of dietary perturbations is not known. We have generated(More)
The average number of rRNA genes per haploid genome (rRNA gene dosage) of the cells present in liver and brain was determined throughout the lifespan of the inbred C57BL/6J mouse strain and of human. Ribosomal RNA gene dosage was determined using the RNA-excess DNA - RNA hybridization technique. DNA was extracted and purified using a CsCl/chloroform method(More)
Mouse satellite DNA consists of highly repetitive tandem sequences located in the centromeric heterochromatin. It is generally assumed that these simple sequences are not transcribed. We have analyzed total cellular RNA preparations from mouse liver, kidney, brain, and heart tissues at different ages for satellite transcripts. Using recombinant probes(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between plasma levels of small dense low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (sdLDL-C) and risk for incident coronary heart disease (CHD) in a prospective study among Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study participants. APPROACH AND RESULTS Plasma sdLDL-C was measured in 11 419 men and women of the biracial(More)
The DNA content and ribosomal RNA gene copy number in heart of the inbred mouse strain C57BL/6 were determined at different ages. The DNA content of mouse heart remained constant, at about 150 micrograms DNA per heart, from 1 to 30 mth of age. The number of rRNA genes, as estimated by 28S rRNA . DNA hybridization, was not found to change significantly as a(More)
BACKGROUND The pathogenesis of hypertriacylglycerolemia, a characteristic feature of HIV lipodystrophy syndrome (HLS), is incompletely understood. One mechanism is accelerated lipolysis in the fasted state, but the severity of the hypertriacylglycerolemia suggests that additional underlying abnormalities may exist in the disposal of dietary fat. OBJECTIVE(More)
The plasma concentration of lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] is highly correlated with the incidence of cardiovascular and peripheral vascular disease. A positive physiological role for Lp(a) has not yet been clearly identified, although elevated plasma levels in pregnant women, long-distance runners, subjects given growth hormone, patients after cardiovascular(More)