Ronja Hollstein

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Spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 (SCA6), episodic ataxia type 2 (EA2) and familial hemiplegic migraine type 1 (FHM1) are allelic disorders of the gene CACNA1A encoding the P/Q subunit of a voltage gated calcium channel. While SCA6 is related to repeat expansions affecting the C-terminal part of the protein, EA2 and FHM phenotypes are usually associated with(More)
THAP1 encodes a transcription factor but its regulation is largely elusive. TOR1A was shown to be repressed by THAP1 in vitro. Notably, mutations in both of these genes lead to dystonia (DYT6 or DYT1). Surprisingly, expressional changes of TOR1A in THAP1 mutation carriers have not been detected indicating additional levels of regulation. Here, we(More)
BACKGROUND The genetic aetiology of neurodevelopmental defects is extremely diverse, and the lack of distinctive phenotypic features means that genetic criteria are often required for accurate diagnostic classification. We aimed to identify the causative genetic lesions in two families in which eight affected individuals displayed variable learning(More)
Thanatos-associated protein domain containing, apoptosis-associated protein 1 (THAP1), the gene mutated in DYT6 dystonia, encodes a transcription factor. While the N-terminal THAP domain allows for specific DNA-binding, the functional relevance of the other regions is largely unknown. The C-terminus contains a 4-amino-acid-spanning host cell factor 1(More)
Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome (SGBS) is characterized by multiple congenital abnormalities, pre/postnatal overgrowth, distinctive craniofacial features intellectual disability (ID) of variable degree, and an increased risk for embryonal tumors. SGBS is X-linked recessive and caused by deletions, duplications, and point mutations in GPC3, encoding a(More)
Background -A chromosomal locus at 4q32.1 has been genome-wide significantly associated with coronary artery disease risk. The locus encompasses GUCY1A3, which encodes the α1-subunit of the soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC), a key enzyme in the nitric oxide (NO)/cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) signaling pathway. The mechanism linking common variants in(More)
Mutations in the THAP1 gene encoding the transcription factor THAP1 have been shown to cause DYT6 dystonia. THAP1 contains a highly conserved THAP zinc finger at its N-terminal region which allows specific binding to its target sequences as well as a coiled-coil domain (amino acids 139–190) towards its C-terminus postulated as a protein-protein-binding(More)
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