Paula Holmes

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Published evidence indicates there is a growing prevalence of psychiatric illnesses on college campuses, and that approximately one quarter of students may be taking psychotropic medications. But attracting and retaining experienced mental health care professionals to college health settings is a challenging task. The psychiatric pharmacist is one(More)
The identification of α-thalassemia (α-thal) due to point mutations has been increasing significantly with the advancement of molecular diagnostic tools. We describe here the molecular and cellular characteristics of the thalassemia mutation HBA2:c.94A>C, a novel point mutation affecting the α2-globin gene, causing a mild α-thal phenotype in a male patient(More)
α(0)-Thalassemia occurs from a deletion of 2 linked α-globin genes and interaction of these defective genes leads to hemoglobin (Hb) Bart's hydrops fetalis, the most severe and lethal thalassemia syndrome. Identification of α(0)-thalassemia carriers is thus essential for the prevention and control program. An immunochromatographic (IC) strip test was(More)
Routine hemoglobin (Hb) analyses identified a new β-globin variant in a family from East Timor. The red cell indices were within normal limits for all affected family members. The variant is due to a missense mutation at amino acid codon 80 (AAC>CAC) which results in the substitution of histidine for asparagine.
Rosenberg, Eugene (University of California, Los Angeles), and Paul Holmes. Oxidation of secondary alcohols by extracts of a Corynebacterium. J. Bacteriol. 89:1212-1216. 1965.-A Corynebacterium was isolated from soil by use of the enrichment culture technique. This Corynebacterium oxidized and grew on the chemically synthesized secondary alcohol,(More)
We describe two frameshift mutations associated with an α-thalassemia (α-thal) phenotype, identified in three unrelated individuals investigated for persistent microcytosis. The first mutation, HBA2:c.131delT, is located in codon 43, and the second, HBA2:c.143delA, is located in codon 47. Both are due to single base pair deletions that cause a frameshift(More)
We describe a novel frameshift mutation associated with an α-thalassemia (α-thal) phenotype in a patient of Sudanese origin investigated for persistent microcytosis. In addition to the α(3.7) deletion, a novel mutation on the α2 gene was detected: HBA2:c.323delT. This mutation causes a frameshift at codon 107 of the α2 gene. The result is a disturbed amino(More)
AIM While the phenotype for heterozygous beta-thalassaemia is straightforward, it is more difficult to confirm a causative relationship for mutations in the alpha-globin genes. The aim of this study was to generate an in vitro system to evaluate the pathological relevance of α-globin mutations. METHODS The novel variant HBA1:c.301-3C>G was used as a(More)
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