Mohammed A. Sadat

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BACKGROUND Impaired signaling in the IFN-γ/IL-12 pathway causes susceptibility to severe disseminated infections with mycobacteria and dimorphic yeasts. Dominant gain-of-function mutations in signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 (STAT1) have been associated with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis. OBJECTIVE We sought to identify the molecular(More)
We have reported a deficiency of a 91-kDa glycoprotein component of the phagocyte NADPH oxidase (gp91(phox)) in neutrophils, monocytes, and B lymphocytes of a patient with X chromosome-linked chronic granulomatous disease. Sequence analysis of his gp91(phox) gene revealed a single-base mutation (C --> T) at position -53. Electrophoresis mobility-shift(More)
Humans use two sodium-ascorbate cotransporters (hSVCT1 and hSVCT2) for transporting the dietary essential micronutrient ascorbic acid, the reduced and active form of vitamin C. Although the human liver plays a pivotal role in regulating and maintaining vitamin C homeostasis, vitamin C transport physiology and regulation of the hSVCT systems in this organ(More)
To study the regulatory mechanism of gp91phox gene expression in eosinophils, we transiently transfected eosinophil-committed HL-60-C15 cells with gp91phox promoter constructs, and identified a negative element from bp -267 to -246 of the gp91phox gene, the deletion of which caused an 83% increase in promoter activity. Electrophoresis mobility shift assays(More)
Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a primary immunodeficiency characterized by impaired antimicrobial activity in phagocytic cells. As a monogenic disease affecting the hematopoietic system, CGD is amenable to gene therapy. Indeed in a phase I/II clinical trial, we demonstrated a transient resolution of bacterial and fungal infections. However, the(More)
Genetic defects in MOGS, the gene encoding mannosyl-oligosaccharide glucosidase (the first enzyme in the processing pathway of N-linked oligosaccharide), cause the rare congenital disorder of glycosylation type IIb (CDG-IIb), also known as MOGS-CDG. MOGS is expressed in the endoplasmic reticulum and is involved in the trimming of N-glycans. We evaluated two(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is characterized by defective bactericidal activity of white blood cells, specifically, a defect in superoxide production. Patients experience infections, predominantly caused by catalase-positive bacteria and fungal organisms, that may be severe and life-threatening. Most cases of CGD are diagnosed in(More)
A murine model of X-linked chronic granulomatous disease (X-CGD), an inherited immune deficiency with absent phagocyte NADPH oxidase activity caused by defects in the gp91(phox) gene, was used to evaluate a bicistronic retroviral vector in which expression of human gp91(phox) and a linked gene for Delta LNGFR, a truncated form of human low-affinity nerve(More)
Accurate measurement of gene transfer into hematopoietic progenitor cells is an essential prerequisite for assessing the utility of gene therapy approaches designed to correct hematologic defects. We developed a reliable method to measure transduction efficiency at the level of the progenitor cell with real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis of(More)
X-linked chronic granulomatous disease (X-CGD) is an inherited immunodeficiency with absent phagocyte NADPH-oxidase activity caused by defects in the gene-encoding gp91(phox). Here, we evaluated strategies for less intensive conditioning for gene therapy of genetic blood disorders without selective advantage for gene correction, such as might be used in a(More)