Vineeta Bajaj

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PURPOSE Mutations in the CYP1B1, MYOC, OPTN, and WDR36 genes result in glaucoma. Given its expression in the optic nerve, it is likely a mutation in the OPTC gene is also involved in initiating glaucoma. This study was designed to evaluate the involvement of the CYP1B1, MYOC, OPTN, and OPTC genes in the etiology of adult-onset primary open-angle glaucoma(More)
The histone acetyltransferase Rtt109 is the sole enzyme responsible for acetylation of histone H3 lysine 56 (H3K56) in fungal organisms. Loss of Rtt109 renders fungal cells extremely sensitive to genotoxic agents, and prevents pathogenesis in several clinically important species. Here, via a high throughput chemical screen of >300,000 compounds, we(More)
Renal angiomyolipoma are part of the PEComa family of neoplasms, and occur both in association with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) and independent of that disorder. Previous studies on the molecular genetic alterations that occur in angiomyolipoma are very limited. We evaluated 9 angiomyolipoma for which frozen tissue was available from a consecutive(More)
The SLC22A18/SLC22A18AS genes are a sense-antisense pair located at human chromosome segment 11p15.5. These genes are paternally imprinted: paternal alleles are silenced and maternal alleles are expressed. Although SLC22A18 is a well-characterized gene, very little is known regarding its antisense partner SLC22A18AS. We therefore sought to identify the(More)
SLC22A18, a poly-specific organic cation transporter, is paternally imprinted in humans and mice. It shows loss-of-heterozygosity in childhood and adult tumors, and gain-of-imprinting in hepatocarcinomas and breast cancers. Despite the importance of this gene, its transcriptional regulation has not been studied, and the promoter has not yet been(More)
BACKGROUND Genomic imprinting is an epigenetic chromosomal modification in the gametes or zygotes that results in a non-random monoallelic expression of specific autosomal genes depending upon their parent of origin. Approximately 44 human genes have been reported to be imprinted. A majority of them are clustered, including some on chromosome segment(More)