Lester E Hui

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The paraoxonases are involved in protecting low-density lipoprotein (LDL) from lipid oxidation. Paraoxonase 1 (PON1) was implicated in susceptibility to coronary artery disease and stroke in previous studies. We evaluated, in a comprehensive way, all 3 paraoxonase genes for association with stroke observed in the Cholesterol and(More)
A single nucleotide polymorphism in the dog CYP1A2 gene causes these animals to be CYP1A2 deficient (i.e., lack functional CYP1A2 enzyme activity). Genotyping a colony of 79 dogs revealed 77% wild-type, 19% heterozygous, and 4% homozygous mutant animals. These genetic frequencies are significantly different from those previously reported and illustrate that(More)
The 5'-nuclease allelic discrimination assay, or TaqMan assay, is a PCR-based assay for genotyping single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). The region flanking the SNP is amplified in the presence of two allele-specific fluorescent probes. The probes do not fluoresce in solution because of a quencher at the 3' end. The presence of two probes allows the(More)
OBJECTIVE Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma) agonists can cause peripheral edema in susceptible individuals. To investigate the mechanistic basis underlying this adverse event, we performed a candidate gene analysis of patients enrolled in clinical trials of muraglitazar, an investigational PPARalpha/gamma dual agonist, and(More)
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