Kathy Oghene

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The association of abnormal spermatogenesis in men with Y chromosome deletions suggests that genes important for spermatogenesis have been removed from these individuals. Recently, genes encoding two putative RNA-binding proteins (RBM and DAZ/SPGY) have been mapped to two different regions of the human Y chromosome. Both of these genes encode proteins that(More)
Using fluorescence in situ hybridization to extracted metaphase chromosomes, we present visual evidence that specific human DNA sequences occupy distinctive positions with respect to the axial region of chromosomes and that the DNA is organized into loops emanating from this region. In a stretch of unique DNA on chromosome 11, large loops of DNA can be(More)
RBM is a germ-cell-specific RNA-binding protein encoded by the Y chromosome in all mammals, implying an important and evolutionarily conserved (but as yet unidentified) function during male germ cell development. In order to address this function, we have developed new antibody reagents to immunolocalise RBM in the different cell types in the human testis.(More)
We describe a detailed physical map of human chromosome 11, extending from the distal part of p13 through the entirety of p14 to proximal p15.1. The primary level of mapping is based on chromosome breakpoints that divide the region into 20 intervals. At higher resolution YACs cover approximately 12 Mb of the region, and in many places overlapping cosmids(More)
The four members of the human serum amyloid A protein (SAA) gene family are clustered on human chromosome 11p15.1. Three genes are differentially expressed and encode small apolipoproteins of M(r) 12-19 kDa: SAA1 and SAA2 encode the acute phase SAAs (A-SAAs), and SAA4 encodes the constitutively expressed SAA (C-SAA). A fourth locus, SAA3, is a pseudogene.(More)
The technique of whole-genome polymerase chain reaction was used to study the DNA binding properties of the product of the wt1 gene. The zinc finger region of this gene is alternatively spliced such that the major transcript encodes a protein with three extra amino acids between the third and fourth fingers. The minor form of the protein binds specifically(More)
The human CD59 gene encodes a cell surface antigen detected by MEM43 and other antibodies. It has homology to the mouse Ly-6 genes that map on mouse chromosome 15 and are involved in lymphocyte signal transduction. CD59 may play a role in protecting against complement-mediated lysis. The human CD59 gene had been previously localized to 11p13-p14. We(More)
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