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Lowe's oculocerebrorenal syndrome (OCRL) is a human X-linked developmental disorder of unknown pathogenesis and has a pleiotropic phenotype affecting the lens, brain and kidneys. The OCRL locus has been mapped to Xq25-q26 by linkage and by finding de novo X; autosome translocations at Xq25-q26 in two unrelated females with OCRL. Here we use yeast artificial(More)
IMPORTANCE Obesity in children and adults is associated with significant health burdens, making prevention a public health imperative. Infancy may be a critical period when environmental factors exert a lasting effect on the risk for obesity; identifying modifiable factors may help to reduce this risk. OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of antibiotics(More)
The distribution of preproenkephalin mRNA in rat tissues was investigated using a homologous cDNA probe for detection. The heart was found to contain larger amounts of the mRNA than any other tissue including brain, which heretofore had been considered the richest source. The identity of the message in heart was verified by hybridizing RNA blots with a(More)
We have performed a systematic analysis of gene identification in genomic sequence by similarity search against expressed sequence tags (ESTs) to assess the suitability of this method for automated annotation of the human genome. A BLAST-based strategy was constructed to examine the potential of this approach, and was applied to test sets containing all(More)
Marrow relapse is the major obstacle to cure for 10-15% of young patients with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). Recent investigations into the biology of minimal residual disease indicate that many early relapses derive from residual cells present at first diagnosis, but some late relapses might represent new mutations in leukaemic cells not eliminated(More)
A learning health system (LHS) integrates research done in routine care settings, structured data capture during every encounter, and quality improvement processes to rapidly implement advances in new knowledge, all with active and meaningful patient participation. While disease-specific pediatric LHSs have shown tremendous impact on improved clinical(More)
GATA-1 and PU.1 are essential hematopoietic transcription factors that control erythromegakaryocytic and myelolymphoid differentiation, respectively. These proteins antagonize each other through direct physical interaction to repress alternate lineage programs. We used immortalized Gata1(-) erythromegakaryocytic progenitor cells to study how PU.1/Sfpi1(More)
We performed positional cloning of genes carried on yeast artificial chromosomes that span a human translocation breakpoint associated with a human disease and isolated by chance human and bovine genes with strong homology to the S. cerevisiae genes, SNF2/SWI2 and STH1, and the D. melanogaster gene brahma. We report here sequence analysis, expression data,(More)
Reactive arthritis (ReA) is believed to be "triggered' by infection with certain bacteria. When the proliferative responses of mononuclear cells (MC) obtained from the synovial fluid (SF) of ReA patients were examined, it was found that they responded maximally to the specific organism responsible for the preceding infection. The response was shown to be(More)
Cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD) is an autosomal dominant generalized bone dysplasia characterized by mild-to-moderate short stature, clavicular aplasia or hypoplasia, supernumerary and ectopic teeth, delayed eruption of secondary teeth, a characteristic craniofacial appearance, and a variety of other skeletal anomalies. We have performed linkage studies in(More)