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IMPORTANCE Schizophrenia is a complex genetic disorder demonstrating considerable heritability. Genetic studies have implicated many different genes and pathways, but much of the genetic liability remains unaccounted for. Investigation of genetic forms of schizophrenia will lead to a better understanding of the underlying molecular pathways, which will then(More)
We report the discovery of GATA2 as a new myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)-acute myeloid leukemia (AML) predisposition gene. We found the same, previously unidentified heterozygous c.1061C>T (p.Thr354Met) missense mutation in the GATA2 transcription factor gene segregating with the multigenerational transmission of MDS-AML in three families and a GATA2(More)
A 50-year-old woman was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). She has history of thrombocytopenia for 25 years and a significant family history of thrombocytopenia, affecting her mother, siblings and their children, as well as her own children. Both her mother and maternal aunt died from myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Additional genetic analysis was(More)
IMPORTANCE Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD), hemimegalencephaly, and megalencephaly constitute a spectrum of malformations of cortical development with shared neuropathologic features. These disorders are associated with significant childhood morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE To identify the underlying molecular cause of FCD, hemimegalencephaly, and(More)
BACKGROUND Bilateral perisylvian polymicrogyria (BPP), the most common form of regional polymicrogyria, causes the congenital bilateral perisylvian syndrome, featuring oromotor dysfunction, cognitive impairment, and epilepsy. The causes of BPP are heterogeneous, but only a few genetic causes have been reported. The aim of this study was to identify(More)
The development of powerful new methods for DNA sequencing enable the discovery of sequence variants, their utilization for the mapping of mutant loci, and the identification of causal variants in a single step. We have applied this approach for the analysis of ENU-mutagenized mice maintained on an inbred background. We ascertained ENU-induced variants in(More)
ENU mutagenesis is a powerful method for generating novel lines of mice that are informative with respect to both fundamental biological processes and human disease. Rapid developments in genomic technology have made the task of identifying causal mutations by positional cloning remarkably efficient. One limitation of this approach remains the mutation(More)
We have previously described a forward genetic screen in mice for abnormalities of brain development. Characterization of two hydrocephalus mutants by whole-exome sequencing after whole-genome SNP mapping revealed novel recessive mutations in Dnaaf1 and Lrrc48 Mouse mutants of these two genes have not been previously reported. The Dnaaf1 mutant carries a(More)
After the publication of this work [1], it was brought to our attention that the correct annotation at the protein level for one of the two reported GATA2 mutations is T358N (p.Thr358Asn), but not T358K (p. Thr358Lys), as the forward and reverse sequencing in Fig. 2b were swapped leading to the previous incorrect annotation. Heritable GATA2 mutations(More)
  • Charles Mullighan@stjude, Contributions K O, K O K O Contributed Reagents, St Jude, Washington, Nat Genet +68 others
  • 2014
Somatic alterations of the lymphoid transcription factor gene PAX5 are a hallmark of B-progenitor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BALL) 1-3 , but inherited mutations of PAX5 have not previously been described. Here, we report a novel heterozygous germline variant, c. 547G>A (p.Gly183Ser), in the octapeptide domain of PAX5 that was found to segregate with(More)
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