Linda Muhonen

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Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Two genes have been identified for the X-linked forms (dystrophin and tafazzin), whereas three other genes (actin, lamin A/C, and desmin) cause autosomal dominant DCM; seven other loci for autosomal dominant DCM have been mapped but the genes have not been identified. Hypothesizing(More)
Bovine milk lipoprotein lipase (LPL) induced binding, uptake, and degradation of 125I-labeled normal human triglyceride-rich lipoproteins by cultured mutant fibroblasts lacking LDL receptors. The induction was dose-dependent and occurred whether LPL and 125I-lipoproteins were added to incubation media simultaneously or LPL was allowed to bind to cell(More)
Delineating the role that diet plays in blood pressure levels in children is important for guiding dietary recommendations for the prevention of hypertension. The purpose of this study was to investigate relationships between dietary nutrients and blood pressure in children. Data were analyzed from 662 participants in the Dietary Intervention Study in(More)
Very low density lipoproteins (VLDL) are heterogeneous, triglyceride-rich particles that are precursors of low density lipoproteins (LDL). Before conversion to LDL, the majority of VLDL are irreversibly cleared from plasma by uncertain mechanisms. To investigate one potential mechanism for VLDL clearance, we studied the ability of LDL receptors to mediate(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the utility of a school-based questionnaire, to identify adolescents with adverse coronary risk factor levels. DESIGN In Muscatine, IA, students (9th through 12th grade) completed a questionnaire providing medical history information about first- and second-degree relatives. Anthropometric measures were obtained and blood pressure,(More)
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