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Maternal duplication of human 7p11.2-p13 has been associated with Silver-Russell syndrome (SRS) in two familial cases. GRB10 is the only imprinted gene identified within this region to date. GRB10 demonstrates an intricate tissue- and isoform-specific imprinting profile in humans, with paternal expression in fetal brain and maternal expression of one(More)
An important approach for understanding complex disease risk using the mouse is to map and ultimately identify the genes conferring risk. Genes contributing to complex traits can be mapped to chromosomal regions using genome scans of large mouse crosses. Congenic strains can then be developed to fine-map a trait and to ascertain the magnitude of the(More)
In the Western world, chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) presents as two major clinical forms, Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) [Targan, S.R. and Shanahan, F. (1994). In Retford, D.C (ed.), Inflammatory Bowel Disease: From Bench to Bedside. Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore]. Genetic epidemiological studies, the occurrence of rare(More)
Silver-Russell syndrome (SRS) is characterised by pre- and postnatal growth restriction (PNGR) and additional dysmorphic features including body asymmetry and fifth finger clinodactyly. The syndrome is genetically heterogeneous, with a number of chromosomes implicated. However, maternal uniparental disomy for chromosome 7 has been demonstrated in up to 10%(More)
With the applications of DNA vaccines extending from infectious diseases to cancer, achieving the most efficient, reproducible, robust, scalable, and economical production of clinical grade plasmid DNA is paramount to the medical and commercial success of this novel vaccination paradigm. A first generation production process based on the cultivation of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Phosphodiesterase 4D (PDE4D) underlies the STRK1 linkage peak for stroke on chromosome 5q12 identified in Iceland. We tested association of 13 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and 1 microsatellite in a nested case-control sample of elderly white women (>65 years of age) from the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF) in the(More)
The seminal plasma from individual ejaculates of 13 males of a line of chickens selected for increased duration of fertility of frozen-thawed semen for 7 generations and 12 males of the control line were analyzed for proteins. The mean +/- SE total seminal plasma protein of the selected and control lines were 8.74 +/- .55 micrograms and 7.52 +/- .92(More)
Recent evidence suggests that the surface fluid secreted by human airway epithelial cells contains antimicrobial activity. The identification of the factor(s) responsible for the antibacterial activity in airway surface fluid may bring new insights into lung defense mechanisms and the pathogenesis of disease. Defensins are small cationic peptides with(More)
Chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) presents as two major clinical forms, Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). Genetic epidemiological studies and animal models suggest that inherited factors play significant roles in the susceptibility to both forms of IBD. From four genome-wide scans, putative susceptibility loci on chromosome 16 (IBD1(More)
Imprinted gene(s) on human chromosome 7 are thought to be involved in Russell-Silver syndrome (RSS), based on the fact that approximately 10% of patients have maternal uniparental disomy of chromosome 7. However, involvement of the known imprinted genes (GRB10 at 7p12, PEG10 at 7q21.3 and MEST at 7q32) in RSS has yet to be established. To screen for new(More)