Susan E Ross-Barta

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Fukuyama congenital muscular dystrophy (FCMD), muscle-eye-brain disease (MEB), and Walker-Warburg syndrome are congenital muscular dystrophies (CMDs) with associated developmental brain defects. Mutations reported in genes of FCMD and MEB patients suggest that the genes may be involved in protein glycosylation. Dystroglycan is a highly glycosylated(More)
Dystroglycan is a central component of the dystrophin-glycoprotein complex implicated in the pathogenesis of several neuromuscular diseases. Although dystroglycan is expressed by Schwann cells, its normal peripheral nerve functions are unknown. Here we show that selective deletion of Schwann cell dystroglycan results in slowed nerve conduction and nodal(More)
Cobblestone (type II) lissencephaly and mental retardation are characteristic features of a subset of congenital muscular dystrophies that include Walker-Warburg syndrome, muscle-eye-brain disease, and Fukuyama-type congenital muscular dystrophy. Although the majority of clinical cases are genetically undefined, several causative genes have been identified(More)
The leukocyte-specific adapter molecule SLP-76 (Src homology 2 domain-containing leukocyte protein of 76 kilodaltons) is rapidly phosphorylated on tyrosine residues after receptor ligation in several hematopoietically derived cell types. Mice made deficient for SLP-76 expression contained no peripheral T cells as a result of an early block in thymopoiesis.(More)
BACKGROUND We hypothesized that systemic proinflammatory cytokines or endotoxemia, or both, associated with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) would increase expression of inducible cyclooxygenase (COX-2) or inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) messenger RNA (mRNA), or both, in brain. METHODS Isoflurane-anesthetized Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly selected(More)
The leukocyte-specific adapter protein SLP-76 is known to augment the transcriptional activity of nuclear factor of activated T cells and AP-1 following TCR ligation. A role for SLP-76 in additional receptor-mediated signaling events is less clear. To define the pattern of SLP-76 expression during murine hemopoiesis, we stained cells isolated from various(More)
BACKGROUND Cobblestone lissencephaly is a severe neuronal migration disorder associated with congenital muscular dystrophies (CMD) such as Walker-Warburg syndrome, muscle-eye-brain disease, and Fukuyama-type CMD. In these severe forms of dystroglycanopathy, the muscular dystrophy and other tissue pathology is caused by mutations in genes involved in(More)
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