Kasper J Kyng

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Human progeroid syndromes are caused by mutations in single genes accelerating some but not all features of normal aging. Most progeroid disorders are linked to defects in genome maintenance, and while it remains unknown if similar processes underlie normal and premature aging, they provide useful models for the study of aging. Altered transcription is(More)
The accumulation of DNA damage and mutations is considered a major cause of cancer and aging. While it is known that DNA damage can affect changes in gene expression, transcriptional regulation after DNA damage is poorly understood. We characterized the expression of 6912 genes in human primary fibroblasts after exposure to three different kinds of cellular(More)
Cockayne syndrome (CS) is a human hereditary disease belonging to the group of segmental progerias, and the clinical phenotype is characterized by postnatal growth failure, neurological dysfunction, cachetic dwarfism, photosensitivity, sensorineural hearing loss, and retinal degradation. CS-B cells are defective in transcription-coupled DNA repair, base(More)
Werner syndrome (WS) is a premature aging disorder, displaying defects in DNA replication, recombination, repair, and transcription. It has been hypothesized that several WS phenotypes are secondary consequences of aberrant gene expression and that a transcription defect may be crucial to the development of the syndrome. We used cDNA microarrays to(More)
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