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Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) involving 3p occurs in many carcinomas but is complicated by the identification of four distinct homozygous deletion regions. One putative target, 3p14.2, contains the common fragile site, FRA3B, a hereditary renal carcinoma-associated 3;8 translocation and the candidate tumor suppressor gene, FHIT. Using a approximately 300 kb(More)
A cDNA clone of the argininosuccinate lyase gene (ASL) was isolated from an adult human liver library by probing with synthetic oligonucleotide probes. This clone and a yeast genomic DNA fragment containing the ASL gene were sequenced using the M13-dideoxynucleotide method. Comparison of the yeast and human clones at the nucleotide and putative amino acid(More)
Microsatellite repeat loci can provide informative markers for genetic linkage. Currently, the human chromosome 2 genetic linkage map has very few highly polymorphic markers. Being such a large chromosome, it will require a large number of informative markers for the dense coverage desired to allow disease genes to be mapped quickly and accurately.(More)
Somatic deletions of chromosome 3p occur at high frequencies in cancers of kidney, breast, cervix, head and neck, nasopharynx, and lung. The frequency of 3p deletion in lung cancer approaches 100% among small cell lesions and 70 to 80% in non-small cell lesions. This evidence strongly implies that one or more tumor suppressor genes of potentially widespread(More)
Insulin, parathyroid hormone, and calcitonin are polypeptide hormones that regulate important physiological processes in target tissues. Rat genes encoding each hormone were chromosomally assigned to rat chromosome 1. Both rats and mice have two insulin genes (I and II). However, in contrast to mice in which insulin I and II are asyntenic, rat insulin I and(More)
Cytogenetic and loss of heterozygosity (LOH) studies have demonstrated that deletions of chromosome 3p occur at a high frequency in all forms of lung cancer. To clarify the role of 3p in lung tumorigenesis and to more precisely identify targets for positional cloning efforts, we have performed 3p deletion analyses (microsatellite and fluorescence in situ(More)
Passive acoustic data are increasingly being used as a tool for helping to define marine mammal populations and stocks. Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) songs present a unique opportunity to determine interstock differences. Their highly stereotyped interpulse interval has been shown to vary between geographic areas and to remain stable over time in some(More)
Rapid analysis of somatic cell hybrids can be facilitated by using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to assay for genes assigned to specific human chromosomes. We describe PCR primer pairs for genes on the short and long arms of the 22 autosomes and the X chromosome. Some of the primers were designed from the 3' untranslated region of cDNA sequences,(More)
The hierarchical organization of the male humpback whale song has been well documented. However, it is unknown how singers keep these intricate songs intact over multiple repetitions or how they learn variations that occur sequentially during each mating season. Rather than focus on the sequence of sounds within a song, results presented here demonstrate(More)
To understand mysticete acoustic-based detection of ships, radiated noise from high-speed craft, cruise ships, catamarans and fishing vessels was recorded June-September 2009. Calibrated acoustic data (<2500 Hz) from a vertical hydrophone array was combined with ship passage information. A cruise ship had the highest broadband source level, while a fishing(More)