Robin E Casey

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BACKGROUND A novel autosomal recessive condition, dilated cardiomyopathy with ataxia (DCMA) syndrome, has been identified in the Canadian Dariusleut Hutterite population, characterised by early onset dilated cardiomyopathy with conduction defects, non-progressive cerebellar ataxia, testicular dysgenesis, growth failure, and 3-methylglutaconic aciduria. (More)
Neurospora crassa ARG13 and Saccharomyces cerevisiae ARG11 encode mitochondrial carrier family (MCF) proteins that transport ornithine across the mitochondrial inner membrane. We used their sequences to identify EST candidates that partially encode orthologous mammalian transporters. We thereby identified such a gene (ORNT1) that maps to 13q14 and whose(More)
X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) results from mutations in ABCD1. ABCD1 resides on Xq28 and encodes an integral peroxisomal membrane protein (ALD protein [ALDP]) that is of unknown function and that belongs to the ATP-binding cassette-transporter superfamily. Individuals with ABCD1 mutations accumulate very-long-chain fatty acids (VLCFA) (carbon length(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine causative mutations and clinical status of 7 previously unreported kindreds with TRMA syndrome, (thiamine-responsive megaloblastic anemia, online Mendelian inheritance in man, no. 249270), a recessive disorder of thiamine transporter Slc19A2. STUDY DESIGN Genomic DNA was purified from blood, and SLC19A2 mutations were characterized(More)
A new potato tuber lipoxygenase full-length cDNA sequence (lox1:St:2) has been isolated from potato tubers and used to express in Escherichia coli and characterize a novel recombinant lipoxygenase (potato 13/9-lipoxygenase). Like most plant lipoxygenases it produced carbonyl compounds from linoleate (the preferred substrate) and was purified in the Fe(II)(More)
The two major isoforms of lipoxygenase (LOX-2 and LOX-3) from pea (Pisum sativum L. cv. Birte) seeds have been cloned and expressed from full-length cDNAs as soluble, active, non-fusion proteins in Escherichia coli. A comparison of both isoforms purified to apparent homogeneity from E. coli and pea seeds has confirmed the authenticity of the recombinant(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether L-5-hydroxytryptophan (L-5-HTP) associated with eosinophiliamyalgia syndrome (EMS) like illness contains impurities in a fashion similar to that described in L-tryptophan associated with EMS. METHODS Members of a family who became ill after exposure to L-5-HTP were evaluated at the National Institutes of Health. Data from(More)
CYP74C3 (cytochrome P450 subfamily 74C3), an HPL (hydroperoxide lyase) from Medicago truncatula (barrel medic), and CYP74A1, an AOS (allene oxide synthase) from Arabidopsis thaliana, are key membrane-associated P450 enzymes in plant oxylipin metabolism. Both recombinant detergent-free enzymes are monomeric proteins with dual specificity and very low enzyme(More)
Eight cases of isolated human pyruvate carboxylase deficiency were examined from seven families. Although all patients presented with a chronic lacticacidemia, two particular patients presented with the added features of hyperammonemia, citrullinemia, and hyperlysinemia. When cultured skin fibroblasts from these patients were examined for their ability to(More)
The mucopolysaccharidoses are a group of lysosomal storage disorders caused by defects in the degradation of glycosaminoglycans. Each disorder is characterized by progressive multi-system disease with considerable clinical heterogeneity. The clinical heterogeneity of these disorders is thought to be related to the degree of the metabolic block in(More)