Kimberly A Makar

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The innate antiviral response is mediated, at least in part, by Toll-like receptors (TLRs). TLR3 signaling is activated in response to viral infection, and the absence of TLR3 in mice significantly increases mortality after infection with enteroviruses that cause myocarditis and/or dilated cardiomyopathy. We screened TLR3 in patients diagnosed with(More)
Isolated left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) is a form of cardiomyopathy that most commonly presents in infancy with a hypertrophic and dilated left ventricle characterized by deep trabeculations and intertrabecular recesses. Our goal was to determine the frequency of mutations in G4.5, alpha-dystrobrevin, and FK Binding protein-12 in isolated LVNC(More)
Myocarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) are common causes of morbidity and mortality in children and adults, most commonly due to infection with coxsackievirus B or adenovirus. Increased expression of the common human coxsackievirus B-adenovirus receptor (CAR) has been reported in patients with DCM. We investigated the CAR gene in patients with(More)
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