Download e-book for iPad: BRS Genetics by Dr. Ronald W. Dudek PhD

By Dr. Ronald W. Dudek PhD

ISBN-10: 0781799945

ISBN-13: 9780781799942

Widely utilized by clinical scholars learning for the USMLE Step 1, the Board evaluation sequence (BRS) offers uncomplicated wisdom because it pertains to scientific events. BRS Genetics addresses a box that's more and more taught in shorter classes. Chapters are written in an summary layout and comprise pedagogical gains resembling bolded keyword phrases, tables, algorithms, and various illustrations, together with a 16-page full-color insert. The ebook comprises approximately three hundred USMLE-style inquiries to support try out scholars' memorization and mastery.

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C. Example of X-Linked Recessive Disorder. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). 1. 2 for dystrophin which anchors the cytoskeleton (actin) of skeletal muscle cells to the extracellular matrix via a transmembrane protein (␣-dystrophin and (␤-dystrophin) thereby stabilizing the cell membrane. The DMD gene is the largest known human gene. 2. DMD is caused by small deletion, large deletion, deletion of the entire gene, duplication of 3. 4. 5. 6. one of more exons, insertion, or single-based change mutations.

Qxd 06/02/2009 03:34 PM Page 42 Aptara 42 BRS Genetics Using the following information, choose the best answer to questions 15-18. Alan has hemophilia A. His sister, Alice, has one son, Blaine. Blaine also has hemophilia A. Alan and his wife Annette have 2 children, Bart and Barbara. Barbara has a daughter, Cassie, and a son Chip. Cassie and Blaine are married and have a son, Daniel, with hemophilia A. They are now expecting fraternal twins, a boy and a girl. 15. What is Barbara’s risk to be a carrier of hemophilia A?

Reduced Penetrance. In a reduced penetrance, many individuals have the disorder mutation but do not develop disorder symptoms. However, they can still transmit the disorder to their offspring. Example: Breast cancer whereby many women have mutations in the BRCA1 gene and BRCA2 gene but do not develop breast cancer. However, some women have mutations in the BRCA1 gene and BRCA2 gene and do develop breast cancer. E. Variable Expressivity. In variable expressivity, the severity of the disorder can vary greatly between individuals.

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