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Mutations in the KCNQ2 and KCNQ3 genes encoding for Kv 7.2 (KCNQ2; Q2) and Kv 7.3 (KCNQ3; Q3) voltage-dependent K(+) channel subunits, respectively, cause neonatal epilepsies with wide phenotypic heterogeneity. In addition to benign familial neonatal epilepsy (BFNE), KCNQ2 mutations have been recently found in families with one or more family members with a(More)
F amilial forms of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) constitute a broad group of disorders in which PHPT is either a main or an associated feature. With the advances in disease gene identification, some of the genetic abnormalities underlying familial PHPT have been clarified. 1 2 In hyperparathyroidism2jaw tumour syndrome (HPT-JT; OMIM #145001) the(More)
10 out of 17 (59%) patients with tropical spastic paraparesis (TSP) had antibodies to human T-lymphotropic virus-I (HTLV-I), as did 5 out of 5 TSP patients with systemic symptoms. Only 13 out of 303 (4%) controls, made up of blood donors, medical personnel, and other neurological patients, had such antibodies. These findings suggest either that HTLV-I is(More)
BRCA1-associated breast and ovarian cancer risks can be modified by common genetic variants. To identify further cancer risk-modifying loci, we performed a multi-stage GWAS of 11,705 BRCA1 carriers (of whom 5,920 were diagnosed with breast and 1,839 were diagnosed with ovarian cancer), with a further replication in an additional sample of 2,646 BRCA1(More)
CONTEXT An association between germline aryl hydrocarbon receptor-interacting protein (AIP) gene mutations and pituitary adenomas was recently shown. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to assess the frequency of AIP gene mutations in a large cohort of patients with familial isolated pituitary adenoma (FIPA). DESIGN This was a multicenter,(More)
Several common alleles have been shown to be associated with breast and/or ovarian cancer risk for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers. Recent genome-wide association studies of breast cancer have identified eight additional breast cancer susceptibility loci: rs1011970 (9p21, CDKN2A/B), rs10995190 (ZNF365), rs704010 (ZMIZ1), rs2380205 (10p15), rs614367(More)
CONTEXT Familial pituitary adenomas occur rarely in the absence of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) and Carney complex (CNC). OBJECTIVE Our objective was to characterize the clinical and genealogical features of non-MEN1/CNC familial isolated pituitary adenomas (FIPA). DESIGN AND SETTING We conducted a retrospective study of clinical and(More)
Mutations in LGI1 have been reported in several families with autosomal dominant lateral temporal epilepsy. In a family in which three patients also experienced migraine-like episodes we found a novel three base-pair deletion (c.377_379delACA), resulting in the deletion of an asparagine residue in the second leucine-rich repeat. Functional studies showed(More)
PURPOSE Diagnostic screening of the BRCA1/2 genes in breast cancer families is mostly done on genomic DNA. For families with a very strong family history and no mutation identified in the coding sequences or the exon-intron boundaries, BRCA1/2 transcripts' analysis is an efficient approach to uncover gene inversion and pre-mRNA splicing defaults missed by(More)
The identification of mutations in the MEN1 gene causing MEN1 has represented a challenge since the cloning of the gene in 1997 because of the lack of mutation hot-spots in the gene and the lack of phenotype-genotype correlations. The use of denaturing high performance liquid chromatography (DHPLC), a high throughput, reliable and automated(More)