Sophie M Niemann

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Studies that focus on single predator-prey interactions can be inadequate for understanding antipredator responses in multi-predator systems. Yet there is still a general lack of information about the strategies of prey to minimize predation risk from multiple predators at the landscape level. Here we examined the distribution of seven African ungulate(More)
Mutations in the gene encoding Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD1) account for approximately 20% of patients with familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (FALS). In this study, sequence analysis of exons 1-5 of SOD1 in a large German cohort with FALS was performed. Among 75 affected patients, who were not obviously related probands with a positive family(More)
We searched for novel genes as candidates of X-linked dystonia parkinsonism (XDP) in the critical interval of Xq13.1 that harbors the disease locus (DYT3). A gene, ACRC (acidic repeat containing), was discovered by a combination of in silico and "wet" experiments. ACRC is composed of at least 12 exons and 11 introns. It is expressed in all tissues tested,(More)
Paragangliomas (glomus tumors) are slowly growing, mostly benign tumors of the parasympathetic ganglia which most frequently occur in the head and neck region. Between 10% and 50% of cases are familial and follow an autosomal dominant mode of inheritance. The trait is maternally imprinted and exclusively transmitted through the paternal line. To date, two(More)
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