Maki Sakuma

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Recent advances in the development of small chemical compounds that can modulate RNA splicing brought excitement to the field of splicing-targeting therapy. Splicing-targeting therapy tries to ameliorate the disease by altering the exon combination of transcripts to reduce the undesired effect of genetic mutations. However, the knowledge and tools to(More)
The 5' splice site mutation (IVS20+6T>C) of the inhibitor of κ light polypeptide gene enhancer in B cells, kinase complex-associated protein (IKBKAP) gene in familial dysautonomia (FD) is at the sixth intronic nucleotide of the 5' splice site. It is known to weaken U1 snRNP recognition and result in an aberrantly spliced mRNA product in neuronal tissue, but(More)
Lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) mass and activity were measured in a Japanese family with familial LCAT deficiency. The two LCAT-deficient subjects had LCAT mass approximately 40–46% of normal (2.65 and 2.31 μg/ml respectively, as compared with normal levels of 5.76±0.95 μg/ml in 19 Japanese subjects) and enzyme activity less than 10% of normal(More)
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