Mary Anderson

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The Huntington's disease (HD) gene has been mapped in 4p16.3 but has eluded identification. We have used haplotype analysis of linkage disequilibrium to spotlight a small segment of 4p16.3 as the likely location of the defect. A new gene, IT15, isolated using cloned trapped exons from the target area contains a polymorphic trinucleotide repeat that is(More)
Infection with lesion-derived Leishmania mexicana amastigotes inhibited LPS-induced IL-12 production by mouse bone marrow-derived macrophages. This effect was associated with expression of cysteine peptidase B (CPB) because amastigotes of CPB deletion mutants had limited ability to inhibit IL-12 production, whereas preincubation of cells with a CPB(More)
Thirty-three patients with hyperkyphosis secondary to neurofibromatosis were reviewed as to the natural history of the deformity, complications of the untreated deformity, and results of treatment. The kyphoses ranged from 80 to 180 degrees, averaging 132 degrees. The natural history was not good, six patients presenting with paraparesis and six with(More)
We have investigated the potential for using cyclosporin A to increase the efficiency with which Epstein-Barr virus-transformed human lymphoblast lines can be prepared. Use of this immunosuppressive drug has permitted the development of a procedure with success rates exceeding 95% despite the processing of very large numbers of samples.
There are rare reports of children with hydromyelia in association with arachnoid cysts at the foramen of Magendie, and these cases have uniformly been associated with hydrocephalus. We report a case of a 45-year-old woman with a posterior fossa cyst associated with hydromyelia and normal ventricles. This was successfully treated with a cystoperitoneal(More)
Osteoporosis is a major public health problem, affecting millions of people worldwide. The associated health care costs are growing in parallel with increases in elderly populations, and it is expected that the number of osteoporotic fractures will double over the next 50 years. The best way to address osteoporosis is prevention. Some interventions to(More)
Osteoporosis is characterized by a decreased bone mass and an increased bone fragility and susceptibility to fracture. Patients with a fragility fracture at any site have an increased risk of sustaining future fractures. Orthopedic surgeons manage most of these fractures and are often the only physician seen by the patient. Mounting evidence that orthopedic(More)
The UK Crop Plant Bioinformatics Network (UK CropNet) was established in 1996 in order to harness the extensive work in genome mapping in crop plants in the UK. Since this date we have published five databases from our central UK CropNet WWW site ( with a further three to follow shortly. Our resource facilitates the identification(More)
Infants with respiratory distress syndrome are treated with constant distending pressures to counter atelectasis and increase the functional residual capacity (FRC). However, FRCs are not monitored in these severely ill infants because present methods are impractical. We computerized N2-washout techniques for estimating the lung volume in these infants. The(More)
Different genetic and non-genetic disorders, including several chromosomal abnormalities, may mimic Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). We report on an 11-year-old girl with features reminiscent of PWS due to an unreported de novo paracentric inversion Xq26q28. Microdeletion 15q11-q13 and maternal uniparental disomy 15 were ruled out. The importance of chromosomal(More)