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  1. Content type: Research article

    Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) associated nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) is an important squamous cell cancer endemic in Southeast Asia and the Far East and can be considered a multifactorial genetic disease. This rese...

    Authors: Rungnapa Hirunsatit, Narisorn Kongruttanachok, Kanjana Shotelersuk, Pakpoom Supiyaphun, Narin Voravud, Anavaj Sakuntabhai and Apiwat Mutirangura

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2003 4:3

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    Differential methylation of the two alleles is a hallmark of imprinted genes. Correspondingly, loss of DNA methyltransferase function results in aberrant imprinting and abnormal post-fertilization development....

    Authors: B E Hayward, M De Vos, H Judson, D Hodge, J Huntriss, H M Picton, E Sheridan and DT Bonthron

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2003 4:2

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  3. Content type: Methodology article

    X-linked ocular albinism type 1 (OA1) is caused by mutations in OA1 gene, which encodes a membrane glycoprotein localised to melanosomes. OA1 mainly affects pigment production in the eye, resulting in optic chang...

    Authors: Valérie Faugère, Sylvie Tuffery-Giraud, Christian Hamel and Mireille Claustres

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2003 4:1

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    The traditional exact method for inferring relationships between individuals from genetic data is not easily applicable in all situations that may be encountered in several fields of applied genetics. This stu...

    Authors: Silvano Presciuttini, Chiara Toni, Elena Tempestini, Simonetta Verdiani, Lucia Casarino, Isabella Spinetti, Francesco De Stefano, Ranieri Domenici and Joan E Bailey-Wilson

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2002 3:23

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    Head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) have been causally associated with tobacco and alcohol exposure. However, 10–15% of HNSCC develop in absence of significant carcinogen exposure. Several lines of ...

    Authors: Bhuvanesh Singh, Volkert B Wreesmann, David Pfister, Ashok Poluri, Ashok R Shaha, Dennis Kraus, Jatin P Shah and Pulivarthi H Rao

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2002 3:22

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Variation at the PPARG locus may influence susceptibility to type 2 diabetes and related traits. The Pro12Ala polymorphism may modulate receptor activity and is associated with protection from type 2 diabetes. Ho...

    Authors: Alex Doney, Bettina Fischer, David Frew, Alastair Cumming, David M Flavell, Michael World, Hugh E Montgomery, Douglas Boyle, Andrew Morris and Colin NA Palmer

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2002 3:21

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  7. Content type: Research article

    In sporadic ovarian cancer, we have previously reported allele loss at D6S193 (62%) on chromosome 6q27, which suggested the presence of a putative tumour suppressor gene. Based on our data and that from another g...

    Authors: Ying Liu, Phillippa Dodds, Gracy Emilion, Andrew J Mungall, Ian Dunham, Stephan Beck, Spencer R Wells, L F Mark Charnock and Trivadi S Ganesan

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2002 3:20

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies of ancestral maize populations indicate that linkage disequilibrium tends to dissipate rapidly, sometimes within 100 bp. We set out to examine the linkage disequilibrium and diversity in maize e...

    Authors: Ada Ching, Katherine S Caldwell, Mark Jung, Maurine Dolan, Oscar S (Howie) Smith, Scott Tingey, Michele Morgante and Antoni J Rafalski

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2002 3:19

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Ciliates employ massive chromatid breakage and de novo telomere formation during generation of the somatic macronucleus. Positions flanking the 81-MAC locus are reproducibly cut. But those flanking the Common Reg...

    Authors: Kevin R Williams, Thomas G Doak and Glenn Herrick

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2002 3:16

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The COP9/signalosome (CSN), a multiprotein complex consisting of eight subunits, is implicated in a wide variety of regulatory processes including cell cycle control, signal transduction, transcriptional activ...

    Authors: Susan Wee, Bettina Hetfeld, Wolfgang Dubiel and Dieter A Wolf

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2002 3:41

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  11. Content type: Research article

    To support the positional cloning of the mouse mutation wobbler (wr ) the corresponding regions on human Chr2p13-14 and mouse Chr11 were analyzed in detail and compared with respect to gene content, order, and or...

    Authors: Sonja Fuchs, Karin Resch, Cora Thiel, Michael Ulbrich, Matthias Platzer, Harald Jockusch and Thomas Schmitt-John

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2002 3:40

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The Tnfrh1 gene (gene symbol Tnfrsf23) is located near one end of a megabase-scale imprinted region on mouse distal chromosome 7, about 350 kb distant from the nearest known imprinting control element. Within 20 ...

    Authors: Lorraine Clark, Michelle Wei, Giorgio Cattoretti, Cathy Mendelsohn and Benjamin Tycko

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2002 3:37

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  13. Content type: Research article

    A close association between Sst I polymorphism in the 3' untranslated region of the apolipoproteinC3 (APOC3 ) gene and levels of plasma triglycerides (TG) had been reported by different investigators. Hypertrigly...

    Authors: S Chhabra, R Narang, LR Krishnan, S Vasisht, DP Agarwal, LM Srivastava, SC Manchanda and N Das

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2002 3:9

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Pairs of related individuals are widely used in linkage analysis. Most of the tests for linkage analysis are based on statistics associated with identity by descent (IBD) data. The current biotechnology provid...

    Authors: Valeri T Stefanov

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2002 3:7

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive lethal disorder of large motor neurons of the spinal cord and brain. In approximately 20% of the familial and 2% of sporadic cases the disease is due to a d...

    Authors: Asli N Silahtaroglu, Karen Brondum-Nielsen, Ole Gredal, Lene Werdelin, Marios Panas, Michael B Petersen, Niels Tommerup and Zeynep Tümer

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2002 3:5

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The Mitotic Exit Network (MEN) proteins – including the protein kinase Cdc15 and the protein phosphatase Cdc14 – are essential for exit from mitosis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. To identify downstream targets of ...

    Authors: Wenying Shou and Raymond J Deshaies

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2002 3:4

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  17. Content type: Research article

    To learn about the molecular etiology of strabismus, we are studying the genetic basis of 'congenital fibrosis of the extraocular muscles' (CFEOM). These syndromes are characterized by congenital restrictive o...

    Authors: Elizabeth C Engle, Nathalie McIntosh, Koki Yamada, Bjorn A Lee, Roger Johnson, Michael O'Keefe, Robert Letson, Arnold London, Evan Ballard, Mark Ruttum, Naomichi Matsumoto, Nakamichi Saito, Mary Louise Z Collins, Lisa Morris, Del Monte Monte, Adriano Magli…

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2002 3:3

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The metalloprotease-disintegrin family, or ADAM, proteins, are implicated in cell-cell interactions, cell fusion, and cell signaling, and are widely distributed among metazoan phyla. Orthologous relationships ...

    Authors: Teresa M Gunn, Arezou Azarani, Philip H Kim, Richard W Hyman, Ronald W Davis and Gregory S Barsh

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2002 3:2

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Polymorphisms in the gene that encodes the human cellular receptor for group B coxsackieviruses and adenoviruses (HCAR) could be responsible for differences in susceptibility to infections with these pathogens...

    Authors: Inge Thoelen, Griet Duson, Elke Wollants and Marc Van Ranst

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2002 3:27

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Proximal chromosome 15q is implicated in neurodevelopmental disorders including Prader-Willi and Angelman syndromes, autistic disorder and developmental abnormalities resulting from chromosomal deletions or du...

    Authors: Thea K Chibuk, Jocelyn M Bischof and Rachel Wevrick

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2001 2:22

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Recent progress in insect transgenesis has been dramatic but existing transposon-based approaches are constrained by position effects and potential instability. Gene targeting would bring a number of benefits,...

    Authors: Paul Eggleston and Yuguang Zhao

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2001 2:21

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The NUP98 gene is involved in multiple rearrangements in haematological malignancy. The leukemic cells in an acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patient with a t(9;11)(p22;p15) were recently shown to have a fusion betwe...

    Authors: Damian J Hussey, Sarah Moore, Mario Nicola and Alexander Dobrovic

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2001 2:20

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  23. Content type: Methodology article

    R122, the primary autolysis site of the human cationic trypsinogen (PRSS1), constitutes an important "self-destruct" or "fail-safe" defensive mechanism against premature trypsin activation within the pancreas....

    Authors: Cedric Le Maréchal, Jian-Min Chen, Isabelle Quéré, Odile Raguénès, Claude Férec and Jean Auroux

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2001 2:19

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Glaucoma is a blinding disease usually associated with high intraocular pressure (IOP). In some families, abnormal anterior segment development contributes to glaucoma. The genes causing anterior segment dysge...

    Authors: Bo Chang, Richard S Smith, Maureen Peters, Olga V Savinova, Norman L Hawes, Adriana Zabaleta, Steven Nusinowitz, Janice E Martin, Muriel L Davisson, Constance L Cepko, Brigid LM Hogan and Simon WM John

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2001 2:18

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Currently molecular diagnostic laboratories focus only on the identification of large deletion and duplication mutations (spanning one exon or more) for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) yielding 65% of causat...

    Authors: Richard R Bennett, Johan den Dunnen, Kristine F O'Brien, Basil T Darras and Louis M Kunkel

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2001 2:17

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Two common southern African mice species, Mastomys coucha and M. natalensis, are widely distributed throughout the subregion and overlap in many areas. They also share a high degree of morphological similarity, m...

    Authors: Andre A Smit and Herman FH Van der Bank

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2001 2:15

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Genomic instability has been reported at microsatellite tracts in few coding sequences. We have shown that the Bloom syndrome BLM gene may be a target of microsatelliteinstability (MSI) in a short poly-adenine re...

    Authors: George Calin, Guglielmina N Ranzani, Dino Amadori, Vlad Herlea, Irina Matei, Giuseppe Barbanti-Brodano and Massimo Negrini

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2001 2:14

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The phylogeographic distribution of human mitochondrial DNA variations allows a genetic approach to the study of modern Homo sapiens dispersals throughout the world from a female perspective. As a new contributio...

    Authors: Nicole Maca-Meyer, Ana M González, José M Larruga, Carlos Flores and Vicente M Cabrera

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2001 2:13

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about genetic factors affecting intraocular pressure (IOP) in mice and other mammals. The purpose of this study was to determine the IOPs of genetically distinct mouse strains, assess the effec...

    Authors: Olga V Savinova, Fumihiro Sugiyama, Janice E Martin, Stanislav I Tomarev, Beverly J Paigen, Richard S Smith and Simon WM John

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2001 2:12

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Blood group genotyping is increasingly utilized for prenatal diagnosis and after recent transfusions, but still lacks the specificity of serology. In whites, the presence of antigen D is predicted, if two or m...

    Authors: Franz F Wagner, Alexander Frohmajer and Willy A Flegel

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2001 2:10

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Tyrosinemia type I, the most severe disease of the tyrosine catabolic pathway is caused by a deficiency in fumarylacetoacetate hydrolase (FAH). A patient showing few of the symptoms associated with the disease...

    Authors: Natacha Dreumont, Jacques A Poudrier, Anne Bergeron, Harvey L Levy, Faouzi Baklouti and Robert M Tanguay

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2001 2:9

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Desmuslin is an α-dystrobrevin-interacting protein expressed primarily in heart and skeletal muscle. The desmuslin protein interacts with and is closely related to desmin, a protein encoded by a locus mutated ...

    Authors: Yuji Mizuno, Annibale A Puca, Kristine F O'Brien, Alan H Beggs and Louis M Kunkel

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2001 2:8

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  33. Content type: Research article

    An A54T polymorphism at the fatty acid binding protein 2 (FABP2) locus was found to be associated with insulin resistance in non-diabetic Pima Indians. To see whether this association is present in other popul...

    Authors: Ken C Chiu, Lee-Ming Chuang and Carol Yoon

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2001 2:7

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The association between the human cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen-4 (CTLA4) gene and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) is unclear in populations. We therefore investigated whether the gene c...

    Authors: Dimitry A Chistiakov, Kirill V Savost'anov and Valery V Nosikov

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2001 2:6

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Congenital fibrosis of the extraocular muscles type 1 (CFEOM1) is an autosomal dominant eye movement disorder linked to the pericentromere of chromosome 12 (12p11.2 - q12). Sarcospan is a member of the dystrop...

    Authors: Kristine F O'Brien, Elizabeth C Engle and Louis M Kunkel

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2001 2:3

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Rab GTPases are regulators of intracellular membrane traffic. The Rab27 subfamily consists of Rab27a and Rab27b. Rab27a has been recently implicated in Griscelli Disease, a disease combining partial albinism w...

    Authors: José S Ramalho, Tanya Tolmachova, Alistair N Hume, Amanda McGuigan, Cheryl Y Gregory-Evans, Clare Huxley and Miguel C Seabra

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2001 2:2

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Glaucoma is a common disease but its molecular etiology is poorly understood. It involves retinal ganglion cell death and optic nerve damage that is often associated with elevated intraocular pressure. Identif...

    Authors: Michael G Anderson, Richard S Smith, Olga V Savinova, Norman L Hawes, Bo Chang, Adriana Zabaleta, Robert Wilpan, John R Heckenlively, Muriel Davisson and Simon WM John

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2001 2:1

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The family of Fragile X Mental Retardation Proteins is composed of three members: Fragile Mental Retardation 1, Fragile X Related 1 and X Related 2 proteins. These proteins are associated with mRNPs within tra...

    Authors: Marthe Dubé, Marc-Etienne Huot and Edouard W Khandjian

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2000 1:4

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