John H. Riley

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The primary cilium is an antenna-like structure that protrudes from the cell surface of quiescent/differentiated cells and participates in extracellular signal processing. Here, we report that mice deficient for the lipid 5-phosphatase Inpp5e develop a multiorgan disorder associated with structural defects of the primary cilium. In ciliated mouse embryonic(More)
The positively charged S4 transmembrane segment of voltage-gated channels is thought to function as the voltage sensor by moving charge through the membrane electric field in response to depolarization. Here we studied S4 movements in the mammalian HCN pacemaker channels. Unlike most voltage-gated channel family members that are activated by depolarization,(More)
There has been great interest in the prospects of using single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the search for complex disease genes, and several initiatives devoted to the identification and mapping of SNPs throughout the human genome are currently underway. However, actual data investigating the use of SNPs for identification of complex disease genes(More)
There is a paucity of biomarkers for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Metabolomics were applied to a defined COPD patient cohort from the ECLIPSE study (Evaluation of COPD Longitudinally to Identify Predictive Surrogate End-points). Results were correlated with accepted biomarkers for the disease. Baseline control serum (n=66) and Global(More)
Migraine is a prevalent neurovascular disease with a significant genetic component. Linkage studies have so far identified migraine susceptibility loci on chromosomes 1, 4, 6, 11, 14, 19 and X. We performed a genome-wide scan of 92 Australian pedigrees phenotyped for migraine with and without aura and for a more heritable form of “severe” migraine.(More)
Genotyping data sets may contain errors that, in some instances, lead to false conclusions. Deviation from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (HWE) in random samples may be indicative of problematic assays. This study has analysed 107,000 genotypes generated by TaqMan, RFLP, sequencing or mass spectrometric methods from 443 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs).(More)
The cytochrome p450 enzyme, CYP2D6, metabolises approximately 20% of marketed drugs. CYP2D6 multiple variants are associated with altered enzyme activities. Genotyping 1018 Caucasians for CYP2D6 polymorphisms (G1846A, delT1707, delA2549 and A2935C), known to result in the recessive CYP2D6 poor drug metaboliser (PM) phenotype, identified 41 individuals with(More)
The discussion of the prospects of using a dense map of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) to identify disease genes with association analysis has been extensive. However, there is little empiric evidence to support this strategy. To begin to examine the practical issues surrounding this methodology, we identified 10 SNPs in the region immediately(More)
Whole-genome association studies using single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are the proposed method of choice for the identification of loci associated with complex diseases. In this report, we address the feasibility of generating high-density SNP maps (with <100-kb spacing). As a pilot study, we concentrated on a 4-Mb region around the human APOE locus(More)
The genome of the pufferfish (Fugu rubripes) (400 Mb) is approximately 7.5 times smaller than the human genome, but it has a similar gene repertoire to that of man. If regions of the two genomes exhibited conservation of gene order (i.e., were syntenic), it should be possible to reduce dramatically the effort required for identification of candidate genes(More)