[Difference in target antigens between central tolerance and peripheral tolerance deficiencies].
Japan. In Nihon Rinsho Meneki Gakkai Kaishi, 2014
In addition to the differences in target organs, we have found differences in the target antigens in the same organ, small intestine, between both disorders; anti-autoimmune enteropathy-related 75 kDa antigen (AIE-75) antibodies are specific to IPEX syndrome, whereas anti-tryptophan hydroxylase-1 (TPH-1) antibodies are specific to APECED.
Targeted next generation sequencing for molecular diagnosis of Usher syndrome.
Valencia, Spain. In Orphanet J Rare Dis, 2013
METHODS: A custom HaloPlex panel for Illumina platforms was designed to capture all exons of the 10 known causative Usher syndrome genes (MYO7A, USH1C, CDH23, PCDH15, USH1G, CIB2, USH2A, GPR98, DFNB31 and CLRN1), the two Usher syndrome-related genes (HARS and PDZD7) and the two candidate genes VEZT and MYO15A.
Therapy strategies for Usher syndrome Type 1C in the retina.
Mainz, Germany. In Adv Exp Med Biol, 2013
Currently only the amelioration of the hearing deficiency is implemented, but no treatment of the senso-neuronal degeneration in the eye exists.In our studies we are focusing on the evaluation of gene-based therapies to cure the retinal degeneration of USH1C patients: (i) gene augmentation using recombinant adeno-associated virus, (ii) genome editing by homologous recombination mediated by zinc-finger nucleases and, (iii) read-through therapy using novel designer aminoglycosides and PTC124.
Usher Syndrome Type I
Seattle, United States. In Unknown Journal, 2000
Mutation of genes at a minimum of nine different loci causes Usher syndrome type I. Genes at six of these loci – MYO7A (USH1B), USH1C, CDH23 (USH1D), PCDH15 (USH1F), USH1G, and CIB2 (USH1J) – have been identified.