Loralyn Benoit

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Cardiac and skeletal muscle critically depend on mitochondrial energy metabolism for their normal function. Recently, we showed that apoptosis-inducing factor (AIF), a mitochondrial protein implicated in programmed cell death, plays a role in mitochondrial respiration. However, the in vivo consequences of AIF-regulated mitochondrial respiration resulting(More)
Systemic vasculitis is an uncommon manifestation of X-linked lymphoproliferative disease (XLP), a disorder in which there is a selective immune deficiency to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). The molecular basis for XLP has recently been ascribed to mutations within SLAM-associated protein (SAP), an SH2 domain-containing protein expressed primarily in T cells. The(More)
X-linked lymphoproliferative disease (XLP) is characterized by a selective immune deficiency to EBV. The molecular basis of XLP has been attributed to mutations of signaling lymphocytic activation molecule-associated protein, an intracellular molecule known to associate with the lymphocyte-activating surface receptors SLAM and 2B4. We have identified a(More)
We studied a kindred in which four third-trimester fetal losses occurred, associated with severe Coombs-negative hemolytic anemia and hydrops fetalis. Postmortem examination of two infants revealed extensive extramedullary erythropoiesis. Studies of erythrocytes and erythrocyte membranes from the parents revealed abnormal erythrocyte membrane mechanical(More)
Nondominant hereditary spherocytosis (ndHS) is a disorder characterized in some patients by severe hemolytic anemia and marked deficiency of erythrocyte spectrin. This report describes the identification of a variant spectrin chain, alpha-spectrin Bughill or alpha(BH), that is associated with this disorder in a number of patients. Tryptic maps of spectrin(More)
Hereditary elliptocytosis (HE) is a heterogeneous disorder of red blood cells frequently associated with abnormal limited tryptic digestion of the alpha I domain of spectrin and impaired spectrin dimer self-association. We studied two related individuals with poikilocytic hereditary elliptocytosis (HE) of different severity. Limited tryptic digestion of(More)
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