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Purebred strains, pronounced phenotypic variation, and a high incidence of heritable disease make the domestic dog uniquely suited to complement genetic analyses in humans and mice. A comprehensive genetic linkage map would afford many opportunities in dogs, ranging from the positional cloning of disease genes to the dissection of quantitative differences(More)
PURPOSE To clone and characterize the canine RPE65 cDNA from normal dog, examine for mutations, and establish if the mutation identified in Swedish briard dogs with retinal dystrophy is present in dogs of the same breed that originated from the United States and other countries, and are affected with congenital stationary night blindness. METHODS Fifteen(More)
PURPOSE To determine if a previously reported nonsense mutation (G to A transition at nucleotide position 2420) in the canine rod cyclic GMP (cGMP) phosphodiesterase beta (PDEB) subunit gene cosegregates with the rod-cone dysplasia 1 disease allele (rcd1) in the rcd1-dog reference colony; to establish the prevalence of this mutation among rcd1-affected(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether early retinal degeneration (erd) and progressive rod cone degeneration (prcd), two canine hereditary retinal degenerations, are caused by allelic mutations; to determine the cDNA sequence of the canine RDS/peripherin homolog (CFRDSP); and to test whether mutations(s) in CFRDSP cause(s) either erd or prcd. METHODS Three(More)
We present a faster method of solving optimal planning problems and show that our solution performs up to an order of magnitude faster than Satplan on a variety of problems from the IPC-5 benchmarks. Satplan makes several calls to a SAT solver, discarding learned information with each call. Our planner uses a single call to a SAT solver, eliminating this(More)
OBJECTIVES Dystonia is a common movement disorder. The purpose of this study is to examine the relative distribution of the primary dystonia subtypes and identify mutation (s) in the DYT1 gene in Indian patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Primary dystonia patients (n = 178) and controls (n = 63), lacking any symptoms of the disease, were recruited for the(More)
PURPOSE Progressive rod-cone degeneration (prcd) is an autosomal recessive retinal degeneration of dogs characterized by abnormalities in lipid metabolism. It has recently been mapped to the centromeric region of canine chromosome 9, homologous to human 17q, which contains the apolipoprotein H (apoH, protein; APOH, gene) gene involved in lipid metabolism(More)
Wilson disease (WD) produces typical lesions in the brain, which can aid in diagnosis and therapy. The authors present a drug-resistant WD case with atypical cerebral lesions with marked involvement of white matter as visualized on MRI scans. The diagnosis was confirmed by identification of mutations in the ATP7B gene. The case demonstrates an uncommon(More)