Marika L. Osterbur

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BACKGROUND The full length Rad51 promoter is highly active in cancer cells but not in normal cells. We therefore set out to assess whether we could confer this tumor-selectivity to an adenovirus vector. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Expression of an adenovirally-vectored luciferase reporter gene from the Rad51 promoter was up to 50 fold higher in cancer(More)
Hereditary long QT syndrome is caused by deleterious mutation in one of several genetic loci, including locus LQT2 that contains the KCNH2 gene (or hERG, human ether-a-go-go related gene), causing faulty cardiac repolarization. Here, we describe and characterize a novel mutation, p.Asp219Val in the hERG channel, identified in an 11-year-old male with(More)
Next-generation sequencing and genome-wide association studies represent powerful tools to identify genetic variants that confer disease risk within populations. On their own, however, they cannot provide insight into how these variants contribute to individual risk for diseases that exhibit complex inheritance, or alternatively confer health in a given(More)
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