Julia K Bickmann

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BACKGROUND Reliable PCR amplification of DNA fragments is the prerequisite for most genetic assays. We investigated the impact of G-quadruplex- or i-motif-like sequences on the reliability of PCR-based genetic analyses. METHODS We found the sequence context of a common intronic polymorphism in the MEN1 gene (multiple endocrine neoplasia I) to be the cause(More)
X-linked intellectual disability (XLID) is a genetically heterogeneous disorder with more than 100 genes known to date. Most genes are responsible for a small proportion of patients only, which has hitherto hampered the systematic screening of large patient cohorts. We performed targeted enrichment and next-generation sequencing of 107 XLID genes in a(More)
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, the two main types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), were reported to be associated with a variety of genetic polymorphisms. A subset of these polymorphisms was identified in both diseases and only three of them were found in primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). rs3197999 (Arg689Cys) located in the MST1 gene is(More)
BACKGROUND Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a common autosomal recessive genetic disorder caused by a variety of sequence alterations in the CFTR gene [cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (ATP-binding cassette sub-family C, member 7)]. Because the relative prevalence of mutations strongly depends on the ethnic background, first-level testing of CF as(More)
CONTEXT Mutations in the four subunits of succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) are the cause for the hereditary paraganglioma (PGL) syndrome types 1-4 and are associated with multiple and recurrent pheochromocytomas and PGLs. SDHC mutations most frequently result in benign, nonfunctional head-and neck PGLs (HNPGLs). The malignant potential of SDHC mutations(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Arterial and venous thromboembolic diseases are associated with significant morbidity and mortality and present a major medical burden. Currently used anticoagulants for the prevention or treatment of thromboembolic events including heparins, vitamin K-antagonists and inhibitors of thrombin or factor Xa target enzymes of the coagulation(More)
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