Pj Eswari Pandaranayaka

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BACKGROUND The somatic mutation in the FOXL2 gene c.402C>G (p.Cys134Trp) has recently been identified in the vast majority of adult ovarian granulosa cell tumors (OGCTs) studied. In addition, this mutation seems to be specific to adult OGCTs and is likely to be a driver of malignant transformation. However, its pathogenic mechanisms remain elusive. (More)
Mutations of the transcription factor FOXL2, involved in cranio-facial and ovarian development, lead to the Blepharophimosis Syndrome. Here, we have systematically replaced the amino acids of the helices of the forkhead domain (FHD) of FOXL2 by glycine residues to assess the impact of such substitutions. A number of mutations lead to protein(More)
Mutations of the transcription factor FOXL2, involved in cranio-facial and ovarian development lead to the Blepharophimosis-Ptosis-Epicanthus Inversus Syndrome (BPES) in human. Here, we describe nine mutations in the open reading frame of FOXL2. Six of them are novel: c.292T>A (p.Trp98Arg), c.323T>C (p.Leu108Pro), c.650C>G (p.Ser217Cys) and three(More)
PURPOSE Mutations in the myocilin gene (MYOC) leading to a perturbed outflow of aqueous in the trabecular meshwork (TM) has been associated with the pathophysiology of glaucoma. This study examines the expression of normal and mutant myocilin (Gly367Arg) in cultured TM cells. METHODS Normal and mutant MYOC cDNA constructs were used to transfect the TM(More)
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