Mariko Suchi

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The deficient activity of the human lysosomal hydrolase, acid sphingomyelinase (ASM, EC, results in the neuronopathic (Type A) and non-neuronopathic (Type B) forms of Niemann-Pick disease (NPD). To investigate the genetic basis of the phenotypic heterogeneity in NPD, the molecular lesions in the ASM gene were determined from three unrelated NPD(More)
Acid sphingomyelinase (sphingomyelin phosphodiesterase, EC was purified from human urine and 12 tryptic peptides were microsequenced (128 residues). Based on regions of minimal codon redundancy, four oligonucleotide mixtures were synthesized and oligonucleotide mixture 1 (20mer; 256 mix) was used to screen 3 X 10(6) independent recombinants from a(More)
We describe a patient with an autoinflammatory disease in which the main clinical features are pustular rash, marked osteopenia, lytic bone lesions, respiratory insufficiency, and thrombosis. Genetic studies revealed a 175-kb homozygous deletion at chromosome 2q13, which encompasses several interleukin-1 family members, including the gene encoding the(More)
Two types of partial cDNAs encoding human acid sphingomyelinase (EC; ASM) were recently isolated from fibroblast and placental cDNA libraries (Quintern, L. E., Schuchman, E.H., Levran, O., Suchi. M., Ferlinz, K., Reinke, H., Sandhoff, K., and Desnick, R. J. (1989) EMBO J. 8, 2469-2473). The cDNA inserts had identical sequences with the exception of(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the accuracy of 18F-fluoro-L-dihydroxyphenylalanine ([18F]-DOPA) PET scans to diagnose focal versus diffuse disease and to localize focal lesions in infants with congenital hyperinsulinism. STUDY DESIGN Twenty-four infants with hyperinsulinism unresponsive to medical therapy were studied. Patients were injected intravenously with(More)
Congenital hyperinsulinism is a rare pancreatic endocrine cell disorder that has been categorized histologically into diffuse and focal forms. In focal hyperinsulinism, the pancreas contains a focus of endocrine cell adenomatous hyperplasia, and the patients have been reported to possess paternally inherited mutations of the ABCC8 and KCNJ11 genes, which(More)
Renal cell carcinoma can occur in children who have received renal allografts from adults. Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma is a rare variant of renal carcinoma with distinct histochemical, ultrastructural, and genetic characteristics. We describe the incidental finding of a chromophobe renal cell carcinoma in a 13 1/2-year-old boy 5 years after receiving a(More)
Infants with congenital hyperinsulinism often require pancreatectomy. Recessive mutations of the ATP-dependent plasma membrane potassium channel (K(ATP)) genes, SUR1 and K(ir)6.2, cause diffuse hyperinsulinism. K(ATP) channel mutations can also cause focal disease through loss of heterozygosity for maternal 11p, resulting in expression of a paternal(More)
The differential diagnosis of congenital lung lesions includes a variety of pulmonary malformations, and uncommon or rare neoplasms such as the pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) and congenital peribronchial myofibroblastic tumor (CPMT). Although most of the congenital lesions have a predominantly cystic appearance, the exceptions of a more solid process are(More)
Protocol: To detect the 506 polymorphism, a 567 bp SMPD1 genomic fragment is amplified using sense (5'-AGTAGTCGACATGGGCAGGATGTGTGG-3') and antisense (5'-AGTAGTGTCGACTTGCCTGGTTGAACC AC AGC-3') primers. Dot-blot hybridization is performed using allele-specific oligonucleotides for 506-Arg (5'-ACTACTCCAGGAGCTCT-3') and for 506-Gly (5'-ACTACTCCGGGAGCTCT-3'),(More)