ALMS1 Gene and Mechanism Studies

Favaretto F, Milan G, Collin GB, Marshall JD, Stasi F, Maffei P, Vettor R, Naggert JK. (2014): GLUT4 Defects in Adipose Tissue Are Early Signs of Metabolic Alterations in Alms1GT/GT, a Mouse Model for Obesity and Insulin Resistance.

PLoS One. 2014 Oct 9;9(10):e109540. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109540. eCollection 2014.

Collin GB, Marshall JD, King BL, Milan G, Maffei P, Jagger DJ, Naggert JK. (2012): The Alström Syndrome Protein, ALMS1, Interacts with α-Actinin and Components of the Endosome Recycling Pathway. PLoS One. 7(5):e37925. Epub 2012 May 31.

Zulato E, Favaretto F, Veronese C, Campanaro S, Marshall JD, Romano S, Cabrelle A, Collin GB, Zavan B, Belloni AS, Rampazzo E, Naggert JK, Abatangelo G, Sicolo N, Maffei P, Milan G, Vettor R.(2011): ALMS1-deficient fibroblasts over-express extra-cellular matrix components, display cell cycle delay and are resistant to apoptosis. PLoS One.  Apr 26;6(4):e19081.

Pereiro I, Hoskins BE, Marshall JD, Collin GB, Naggert JK, Piñeiro-Gallego T, Oitmaa E, Katsanis N, Valverde D, Beales PL (2011): Arrayed primer extension technology simplifies mutation detection in Bardet-Biedl and Alström syndrome. Eur J Hum Genet.19(4):485-8.

Marshall JD, Hinman EG, Collin GB, Beck S, Cerqueira R, Maffei P, Milan G, Zhang W, Wilson DI, Hearn T, Tavares P, Vettor R, Veronese C, Martin M, So WV, Nishina PM, Naggert JK.Spectrum of ALMS1 variants and evaluation of genotype-phenotype correlations in Alström syndrome. Hum Mutat. 28(11):1114-23.

Romano S, Milan G, Veronese C, Collin GB, Marshall JD, Centobene C, Favaretto F, Dal Pra C, Scarda A, Leandri S, Naggert JK, Maffei P, Vettor R. (2008)Regulation of Alström syndrome gene expression during adipogenesis and its relationship with fat cell insulin sensitivity. Int J Mol Med. 21(6):731-6.

 Collin GB, Marshall JD, Ikeda A, So WV, Russell-Eggitt I, Maffei P, Beck S, Boerkoel CF, Sicolo N, Martin M, Nishina PM, Naggert JK (2002): Mutations in ALMS1 cause obesity, type 2 diabetes and neurosensory degeneration in Alström syndrome.  Nature Genetics 31(1): 74-78.

Hearn T, Renforth GL, Spalluto C, Hanley NA, Piper K, Brickwood S, White C, Connolly V, Taylor JFN, Russell-Eggitt I, Bonneau D, Walker M, Wilson DI (2002): Mutation of ALMS1, a large gene with a tandem repeat encoding 47 amino acids, causes Alstrom syndrome.  Nature Genetics 31 (1): 79-83.

Marshall JD, Hinman EG, Collin GB, Beck S, Cerqueira R, Maffei P, Milan G, Zhang W, Wilson DI, Hearn T, Tavares P, Vettor R, Veronese C, Martin M, So WV, Nishina PM, Naggert JK. (2007) Spectrum of ALMS1 variants and evaluation of genotype-phenotype correlations in Alstrom syndrome. Hum Mutat. 28(11):1114-1123.

Jagger D, Collin G, Kelly J, Towers E, Nevill G, Longo-Guess C, Benson J, Halsey K, Dolan D, Marshall J, Naggert J, Forge A.  (2011) Alstrom Syndrome protein ALMS1 localizes to basal bodies of cochlear hair cells and regulates cilium-dependent planar cell polarity.  Hum Mol Genet. 20(3):466-81.

Spalluto CWilson DIHearn T. (2012): Nek2 localises to the distal portion of the mother centriole/basal body and is required for timely cilium disassembly at the G2/M transition. Eur J Cell Biol. 91(9):675-86.

Li G, Vega R, Nelms K, Gekakis N, Goodnow C, McNamara P, Wu H, Hong NA, Glynne R. (2007): A role for Alström syndrome protein, alms1, in kidney ciliogenesis and cellular quiescence. PLoS Genet. 3(1):e8.

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