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BACKGROUND It is one of the ultimate goals for modern biological research to fully elucidate the intricate interplays and the regulations of the molecular determinants that propel and characterize the progression of versatile life phenomena, to name a few, cell cycling, developmental biology, aging, and the progressive and recurrent pathogenesis of complex(More)
  • Wei Du, Jocelyn F Bautista, Huanghe Yang, Ana Diez-Sampedro, Sun-Ah You, Lejin Wang +6 others
  • 2005
The large conductance calcium-sensitive potassium (BK) channel is widely expressed in many organs and tissues, but its in vivo physiological functions have not been fully defined. Here we report a genetic locus associated with a human syndrome of coexistent generalized epilepsy and paroxysmal dyskinesia on chromosome 10q22 and show that a mutation of the(More)
BACKGROUND Recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have mapped several novel loci influencing blood lipid levels in Caucasians. We sought to explore whether the genetic variants at newly identified lipid-associated loci were associated with CHD susceptibility in a Chinese Han population. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We conducted a two-stage(More)
BACKGROUND Hereditary defects of tooth dentin are classified into two main groups: dentin dysplasia (DD) (types I and II) and dentinogenesis imperfecta (DGI) (types I, II, and III). Type II DGI is one of the most common tooth defects with an autosomal dominant mode of inheritance. One disease-causing gene, the dentin sialophosphoprotein (DSPP) gene, has(More)
Our previous genomewide linkage scan of 428 nuclear families (GeneQuest) identified a significant genetic susceptibility locus for premature myocardial infarction (MI) on chromosome 1p34-36. We analyzed candidate genes in the locus with a population-based association study involving probands with premature coronary artery disease (CAD) and/or MI from the(More)
The Cardiac sodium channel gene SCN5A plays a critical role in cardiac electrophysiology and its mutations, either gain- or loss-of-functions, are associated with lethal arrhythmias. In this study, we investigated the effect of overexpression of SCN5A on the cardiac phenotype in a transgenic mouse model (TG-WT L10). Compared to NTG mice, heart rate, QRS(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) revealed that a 9p21.3 locus was associated with type 2 diabetes. In this study, we carried out a large-scale case-control study in the GeneID Chinese Han population to 1) further replicate the association of 9p21.3 type 2 diabetes GWAS single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and 2) assess the(More)
Aberrant crypt foci (ACF), the earliest neoplastic lesions of the colon, have genetic and epigenetic alterations. Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) of tumor suppressor gene loci is seen in most colon cancers, but it is not known how early in tumorigenesis this takes place. Nine microsatellite markers close to specific genes, that is, APC (5q21), PTPRJ (11p11),(More)
A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs1122608 on chromosome 19p13.2 and in the BRG1/SMARCA4 gene was previously associated with coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD and ischemic stroke are both associated with atherosclerosis. Thus, we tested the hypothesis that rs1122608 is associated with ischemic stroke. Further studies were used to identify the most(More)
Previous studies have shown that the electroneutral Na(+)/HCO(3) (-) cotransporter NBCn2 (SLC4A10) is predominantly expressed in the central nervous system (CNS). The physiological and pathological significances of NBCn2 have been well recognized. However, little is known about the tissue specificity of expression of different NBCn2 variants. Moreover,(More)