Ruiqin Pan

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Members of the kinesin superfamily are microtubule-based motor proteins that transport molecules/organelles along microtubules. We have identified similar internal motor kinesins, Kinesin-13A, from the cotton Gossypium hirsutum and Arabidopsis thaliana. Their motor domains share high degree of similarity with those of internal motor kinesins of animals and(More)
(CGG)(n) repeat expansion in the FMR1 gene is associated with fragile X syndrome and other disorders. Current methods for FMR1 molecular testing rely on Southern blot analysis to detect expanded alleles too large to be PCR-amplified and to identify female homozygous alleles that often confound interpretations of PCR data. A novel, single-tube CGG repeat(More)
BACKGROUND Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) is a progressive, late-onset neurodegenerative disease that affects older carriers of premutation (CGG) repeat expansions of the fragile X mental retardation 1 (FMR1) gene. Clinical features include intention tremor, gait ataxia, memory loss, peripheral neuropathy, autonomic dysfunction, and(More)
A cDNA encoding a novel protein was cloned from ischemic rat brain and found to be homologous to testis Mea-2 Golgi-associated protein (Golga3). The sequence predicted a 165-kDa protein, and in vitro translated protein exhibited a molecular mass of 165-170 kDa. Because brain ischemia induced the mRNA, and the protein localized to the Golgi apparatus, this(More)
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