Marion Keston

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The glycine-to-aspartic acid missense mutation at codon 551 (G551D), which is within the first nucleotide-binding fold of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR), is the third most common cystic fibrosis (CF) mutation, with a worldwide frequency of 3.1% among CF chromosomes. Regions with a high frequency correspond to areas with large(More)
The N1303K mutation was identified in the second nucleotide binding fold of the cystic fibrosis (CF) gene last year. We have gathered data from laboratories throughout Europe and the United States of America in order to estimate its frequency and to attempt to characterise the clinical manifestations of this mutation. N1303K, identified on 216 of nearly(More)
The results of our study of the origin of the additional X chromosome in 39 males with a 47,XXY chromosome constitution are reported. We used a total of 20 X-linked RFLPs and successfully determined the origin of all 32 patients in whom DNA from both parents was available, and a further 3 in whom DNA was available from the patient and mother only. Males(More)
The gene defective in cystic fibrosis (CF) has recently been isolated and the major mutation identified. The haplotype distribution of this mutation (delta F508) has been determined for 215 CF chromosomes in the Scottish population. delta F508 represents 73% of all CF mutations in this group. There remains considerable linkage disequilibrium between XV2c(More)
The inheritance of restriction fragment length polymorphisms for two fibrillar collagen genes (COL1A2 and COL3A1) has been studied in a large Marfan syndrome kindred. We are able to show discordant segregation between the Marfan syndrome and each of the two collagen gene markers.
Patients attending cystic fibrosis clinics had sweat sodium and chloride concentrations measured, were reassessed clinically and had DNA studies performed. Sweat test results were compared with a matched control population. In both populations sweat sodium increased with age up to 12 years, and did not change significantly thereafter. The age-related(More)
The gene defective in cystic fibrosis (CF) has recently been isolated and the major mutation identified. The haplotype distribution of this mutation (ΔF508) has been determined for 215 CF chromosomes in the Scottish population. ΔF508 represents 73% of all CF mutations in this group. There remains considerable linkage disequilibrium between XV2c and KM19 and(More)