Karen K King

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Reflex neurovascular dystrophy has rarely been recognized in children. During the past eight years we have observed 24 instances of RND in 23 children. Lower extremity involvement was manifested in 20 of them and upper extremity in four. The major complaint was pain; swelling and vasomotor instability were prominent, and exquisite tenderness was(More)
Pharmacologic, biochemical, and genetic analyses have demonstrated the existence of multiple alpha 2-adrenergic receptor (alpha 2AR) subtypes. We have cloned a human alpha 2AR by using the polymerase chain reaction with oligonucleotide primers homologous to conserved regions of the previously cloned alpha 2ARs, the genes for which are located on human(More)
To facilitate functional and mechanistic studies of receptor-G protein interactions, [corrected] the human beta 2-adrenergic receptor (h beta-AR) has been expressed in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. This was achieved by placing a modified h beta-AR gene under control of the galactose-inducible GAL1 promoter. After induction by galactose, functional h beta-AR was(More)
To evaluate whether the onset of systemic lupus erythematosus in the first decade of life was associated with a unique pattern of racial preponderance, sexual preponderance, genetic predisposition, or disease expression, the medical records of 23 children with systemic lupus erythematosus prior to their tenth birthdays were compared with the medical records(More)
The concentration of free Ca(2+) and the composition of nonsubstrate phospholipids profoundly affect the activity of phospholipase C delta1 (PLCdelta1). The rate of PLCdelta1 hydrolysis of phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate was stimulated 20-fold by phosphatidylserine (PS), 4-fold by phosphatidic acid (PA), and not at all by phosphatidylethanolamine or(More)
The pleckstrin homology (PH) domain is a newly recognized protein module believed to play an important role in signal transduction. While the tertiary structures of several PH domains have been determined, some co-complexed with ligands, the function of this domain remains elusive. In this report, the PH domain located in the N terminus of human(More)
In vitro single point mutagenesis, inositol phospholipid hydrolysis, and substrate protection experiments were used to identify catalytic residues of human phosphatidylinositide-specific phospholipase C delta 1 (PLC delta 1) isolated from a human aorta cDNA library. Invariant amino acid residues containing a functional side chain in the highly conserved X(More)
Lengths of gestation were determined from 1,484 pregnancies resulting from embryo transfer procedures. Least-square means of lengths of gestation by breed of embryos (P less than .005) were: Holstein, 278.7; Angus, 281.0; Hereford, 285.7; Simmental, 287.6 and Limousin, 289.7 d. Recipient breed had a small effect on length of gestation (P less than .005).(More)
The onset and course of 108 children with systemic lupus erythematosus have been analysed. There were more black patients than one would expect from hospital population statistics. There was a greater preponderance of boys with onset of the disease at less than 12 years of age and there is a large number of familial cases. Major signs and symptoms differed(More)
As newer treatment modalities become available for patients with severe lupus nephritis, it becomes increasingly important to identify patients at risk for renal failure. In this study, the records of 90 children presenting with systemic lupus erythematosus over a 13-year period were reviewed. Nineteen were lost to follow-up prior to completion of the(More)