Navigation Links
MYH9 gene variations help explain high rate of kidney disease in African-Americans
Date:10/30/2008

four percent of European Americans.

At the press briefing, Dr. Parekh will introduce a panel of researchers at the forefront of ongoing research on MYH9. The speakers will share their perspectives on the discoveries so far, key areas for further study, and the implications for risk screening and efforts to reduce kidney disease in the African-American population.

Cheryl Winkler, PhD, of NIH will summarize key findings on the link between MYH9 and FSGS, including the methods and concepts that led to the discoveries. New studies by Dr. Winkler, along with Jeffrey Kopp, MD, and other NIH researchers, suggest that MYH9 explains most of the racial difference in FSGS risk (F-FC254). Research by Dr. Kopp and Dr. Winkler will also be presented as part of a free communications session entitled, "Gene Mapping in Common Kidney Diseases" on Friday, November 7, from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. in Room 104 of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Dr. Winkler will also discuss new research on the geographic distribution of the MYH9 risk alleles (TH-PO107). Rates of highest-risk gene variant appear highest in populations from southern Africa; in contrast, the high-risk allele is infrequent in Europeans, and "rare to absent" in Asians. The findings suggest that selection of the high-risk MYH9 risk variants was an ancient event in human evolution (TH-PO109). Dr. Winkler will also present her research findings for poster numbers TH-PO107 and TH-PO109 on Thursday, November 6, from 10:00 a.m.-Noon in Hall A/B of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Linda Kao, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University will focus on the risk of non-diabetes-related ESRD related to MYH9 variants. Dr. Kao and Dr. Parekh were involved in the genome-wide study showing that the risk of nondiabetic ESRD is strongly related to higher African American ancestry on chromosome 22 (F-FC255). People with the MYH9 at-risk variants were at up to double the risk of having nondiabetic ESRD. In contrast, MY
'/>"/>

Contact: Shari Leventhal
sleventhal@asn-online.org
American Society of Nephrology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Climatic variations influence the emergence of cholera in Africa
2. Optherion Licenses Worldwide Rights to Develop Age-Related Macular Degeneration Diagnostics Based on Chromosome 10 Genetic Variations
3. Study questions impact of hemoglobin variations on mortality in dialysis patients
4. More Gene Variations Found That Raise Prostate Cancer Risk
5. Study Finds Variations in Doses of Radiation Therapy
6. New report highlights variations in approaches to thoracic surgery in the United Kingdom and Ireland
7. Genetic variations raise lung cancer risk for smokers and ex-smokers
8. Study shows gene variations may predict risk of breast cancer in women
9. Gene Variations May Predict Antidepressant Response
10. Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men
11. New study may explain Vioxx side-effects
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... Carinsurancesavings.biz has released a new blog post presenting the ... , Purchasing an accidental death and dismemberment rider for ... of rider provides benefits if the insured dies in an ... form of life insurance. , AD&D is not expensive ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 A study recently published ... journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise ... help reduce gastrointestinal (GI) problems associated with physical ... in the double-blind, placebo-controlled study took 10 grams ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Weddingshe.com has added many trendy Champagne wedding dresses ... in the past three years. Today, the business announces a ... to the sales manager of the company, this is on ... This point can be reflected on the discounted wedding dresses ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Four years since the ... – which coincided with the marriage of Avasa & Matthew Love ... ROAD, which is scheduled for release through White Swan Records on ... that there is a sacred path available to all of us ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and the ... in an effort to further promote visibility and adoption of ... long made AMA journals available via its subscription services, EBSCO ... Network. , Long known as both a subscription ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Can Be Purchased at Low Prices Online 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 3Health News:Weddingshe Announces A Special Offer On Its Popular Glamorous Wedding Dresses 2Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 2Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 3Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 4Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 2Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 3Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 4
... of donated skin, causing concerns as Christmas holidays arrive.// ... Sunnybrook health sciences center in Toronto, more skin had flown ... more than 80% of his body. ,Skin, ... caused by fire. It is usually taken within 24 ...
... of 66 cases of measles were reported from across the U.S ... single source. A 17 year old girl, who had travelled to// ... the U.S. The highly contagious infection characterised by typical rashes ... contacts that had interacted with her upon her return to the ...
... are effective, a new review of studies has found. ... as// depression and health-related quality of life, they also ... this analysis was both more inclusive and more conservative ... date that these interventions are helpful,” said psychologist and ...
... other joint, in part because of their intricate system of ... injure the// anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) twice as often as ... Hip Pain, a new report from Harvard Medical School, explains ... weak knees. The report also outlines steps women can take ...
... holidays approached last year, Soraya Kohanzadeh, 30, Muir Beach, ... no hope and expecting to live a shortened life// ... but because her “anti-donor” antibody levels were so high, ... – perhaps ever. However, thanks to a specialized type ...
... of Traditional Chinese Medicine is causing concern to health officials ... in less than a week and has resulted in the ... ,Xinhua News Agency reports that the students who have been ... students were discharged on Wednesday. ,It is expected ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Missed Vaccination Caused Largest Measles Outbreak in U.S in 2005 2Health News:Psychological Treatments Improve Outcomes for Back Pain Sufferers 2Health News:Psychological Treatments Improve Outcomes for Back Pain Sufferers 3Health News:Therapy Modulates Highly Sensitized Immune System to Let Mother Give Kidney to Daughter 2Health News:Therapy Modulates Highly Sensitized Immune System to Let Mother Give Kidney to Daughter 3Health News:Therapy Modulates Highly Sensitized Immune System to Let Mother Give Kidney to Daughter 4
(Date:1/23/2015)... BOSTON , January 23, 2015 ... development company, is delighted to announce that the Malcolm ... Miles Congreve (Vice President of Chemistry), Fiona ... Weir (Chief Executive Officer and co-founder) for the seminal ...
(Date:1/22/2015)...  ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD ) today announced results ... quarter was $423.0 million, a 10 percent increase compared to ... on a constant currency basis). Net income was $91.2 million, ... December 31, 2013. Diluted earnings per share for the quarter ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Increasing sophistication among enterprise buyers of ... purchasing in 2015, says Moravia CMO, ... study by market research firm Common Sense Advisory, 15 ... their translation and localization needs. "From a language industry ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 2Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 3Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 4ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 2ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 3ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 4ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 5ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 6ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 7ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 8ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 9ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 10ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 11Moravia Sees Single-Sourcing as Key Localization Trend in 2015 2
... DIEGO , March 16 ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ANX ) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2009 . ... , ... ... ...
... Sigma-Aldrich® (Nasdaq: SIAL ) today announced ... Inc., a Berks County, PA. -based provider of ... Animals ( www.aceanimals.com ), a commercial rodent breeder established ... services, and will operate as part of Sigma Advanced ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results 2ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results 3ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results 4ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results 5ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results 6ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results 7ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results 8ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results 9ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results 10ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results 11Sigma-Aldrich Further Expands In Vivo Biology Offering by Signing an Agreement to Acquire Ace Animals, Inc. 2Sigma-Aldrich Further Expands In Vivo Biology Offering by Signing an Agreement to Acquire Ace Animals, Inc. 3Sigma-Aldrich Further Expands In Vivo Biology Offering by Signing an Agreement to Acquire Ace Animals, Inc. 4Sigma-Aldrich Further Expands In Vivo Biology Offering by Signing an Agreement to Acquire Ace Animals, Inc. 5Sigma-Aldrich Further Expands In Vivo Biology Offering by Signing an Agreement to Acquire Ace Animals, Inc. 6Sigma-Aldrich Further Expands In Vivo Biology Offering by Signing an Agreement to Acquire Ace Animals, Inc. 7
Red Latex Bardex I.C. Foley 2-Way Catheter (Council Model)...
... The Coude tip design facilitates ... is available in a medium length ... drainage eye. The red latex construction ... catheter is also available in a ...
Used to provide bladder drainage by percutaneous placement of a balloon catheter. Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Intended for one-time use....
Used to provide bladder drainage by percutaneous placement of a Malecot catheter. Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Intended for one-time use....
Medicine Products: