Takamasa Murakami

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The CMT1A-REPs are two large directly repeating DNA sequences located on chromosome 17p11.2-p12 flanking the region duplicated in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT1A) and deleted in patients with hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP). We have sequenced two cosmids, c74F4 and c15H12, which contain the entire(More)
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT1A) is associated with a 1. 5-Mb tandem duplication in chromosome 17p11.2-p12, and hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP) is associated with a 1.5-Mb deletion at this locus. Both diseases appear to result from an altered copy number of the peripheral myelin protein-22 gene, PMP22, which maps(More)
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) was initially described more than 100 years ago by Charcot, Marie, and Tooth. It was only recently, however, that molecular genetic studies of CMT have uncovered the underlying causes of most forms of the diseases. Most cases of CMT1 are associated with a 1.5-Mb tandem duplication in 17p11.2-p12 that encompasses the PMP22(More)
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT1A) is associated with a 1.5-Mb tandem DNA duplication in chromosome 17p11.2-p12, while hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP) is associated with a 1.5-Mb deletion at this locus. The 1.5-Mb CMT1A monomer unit duplicated in CMT1A and deleted in HNPP is flanked by two 24-kb direct repeats termed(More)
Little is known about the specific domains of G protein beta and gamma subunits which interact with each other and with the alpha subunit. We used site-specific anti-peptide antibodies directed against beta and gamma subunits to investigate domains on beta and gamma subunits involved in alpha subunit interaction. Antibodies included four against the(More)
G proteins consist of three subunits: alpha, beta and gamma. Four beta subunits have been cloned: beta 1 and beta 4 (36 kDa), and beta 2 and beta 3 (35 kDa). We studied endogenous beta subunits in mouse NIH 3T3 fibroblasts stably expressing high levels of G protein alpha subunits after transfection with cDNAs encoding alpha i1, alpha i2, alpha i3 and alpha(More)
The identification of multiple G protein beta and gamma subunit subtypes suggests a potential diversity of beta gamma heterodimers, which may contribute to the specificity of signal transduction between receptors and effectors. The assembly of beta and gamma subtypes is selective. For example, gamma 1 can assemble with beta 1 but not with beta 2, whereas(More)
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT1A) is associated with a 1.5-Mb tandem DNA duplication in chromosome 17p11.2-p12, while hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP) is associated with a 1.5-Mb deletion at this locus. The 1.5-Mb CMT1A monomer unit duplicated in CMT1A and deleted in HNPP is flanked by low-copy repeats termed(More)