Shifra Birnbaum

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We previously reported that our genome-scanning initiative had detected a highly significant linkage (log odds ratio = 4.95; P = 9 x 10(-7)) between a quantitative trait locus (QTL) on chromosome 2 and leptin levels in Mexican American families. We now have typed additional microsatellite markers in this region, increasing this log odds ratio score to 7.46(More)
BACKGROUND High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) levels are a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Previously we identified a quantitative trait locus on baboon chromosome 18 that regulates HDL. From positional cloning studies and expression studies, we identified the endothelial lipase gene (LIPG) as the primary candidate gene for the(More)
Relative levels of many individual proteins in Escherichia coli HB101 strains with 0, 37, 56, and 240 plasmids per chromosome were determined by computer image analysis of two-dimensional gel electrophoresis patterns. The plasmids investigated had very similar sequences except for small domains encoding the repressor of plasmid replication. At the(More)
The susceptibility of a wide variety of a-amino acids to the action of Land of n-amino acid oxidases from different biological sources has been studied by a number of investigators (l-7). These studies have in general revealed the considerable differences in the rates of oxidation by these enzymes of amino acids of different chemical structure. It would(More)