Anneke J A Maat-Kievit

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Hereditary spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs) are a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of neurodegenerative disorders for which 14 different genetic loci have been identified. In some SCA types, expanded trior pentanucleotide repeats have been identified, and the length of these expansions correlates with the age at onset and with the severity of(More)
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterised by the development of hamartomas in multiple organs and tissues. TSC is caused by mutations in either the TSC1 or TSC2 gene. We searched for mutations in both genes in a cohort of 490 patients diagnosed with or suspected of having TSC using a combination of denaturing gradient(More)
OBJECTIVE To study early motor and cognitive symptoms in Huntington disease. DESIGN A follow-up cohort study after a DNA test procedure in which gene carriers and noncarriers were identified among people genetically at risk for Huntington disease. SETTING Leiden University Medical Center, Department of Neurology, Leiden, the Netherlands, in cooperation(More)
Autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxias (ADCAs) are genetically classified into spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs). We describe 14 patients of a Dutch pedigree displaying a distinct SCA-phenotype (SCA27) associated with a F145S mutation in the fibroblast growth factor 14 (FGF14) gene on chromosome 13q34. The patients showed a childhood-onset postural tremor and a(More)
The Kabuki (Niikawa-Kuroki) syndrome was reported in 1981 by Niikawa et al. [19] and Kuroki et al. [15] in a total of ten unrelated Japanese children with a characteristic array of multiple congenital anomalies and mental retardation. The syndrome is characterized by a distinct face, mild to moderate mental retardation, postnatal growth retardation,(More)
We have performed 31 exclusion tests (43 per cent) and 41 direct tests (57 per cent) in 43 couples at risk, in the period 1987 to 1997 in Leiden, The Netherlands. This resulted in termination of 28 pregnancies (39 per cent), with an increased risk. In 28 couples (65 per cent), the woman was at risk. Prenatal testing in consecutive pregnancies (mean number:(More)
Tricho-rhino-phalangeal syndrome (TRPS) is characterized by craniofacial and skeletal abnormalities, and subdivided in TRPS I, caused by mutations in TRPS1, and TRPS II, caused by a contiguous gene deletion affecting (amongst others) TRPS1 and EXT1. We performed a collaborative international study to delineate phenotype, natural history, variability, and(More)
The 7-10-year psychological effects of presymptomatic testing for Huntington disease are described in 142 individuals and 104 partners. Questionnaires included the Beck Hopelessness Scale (A. T. Beck, A. Weissman, D. Lester, & L. Trexler, 1974), the Impact of Event Scale (M. J. Horowitz, N. Wilner. & W. Alvarez. 1979). and the General Health Questionnaire(More)
Cerebral cavernous (or capillary-venous) malformations (CCM) have a prevalence of about 0.1-0.5% in the general population. Genes mutated in CCM encode proteins that modulate junction formation between vascular endothelial cells. Mutations lead to the development of abnormal vascular structures.In this article, we review the clinical features, molecular and(More)
The effects of missense changes and small in-frame deletions and insertions on protein function are not easy to predict, and the identification of such variants in individuals at risk of a genetic disease can complicate genetic counselling. One option is to perform functional tests to assess whether the variants affect protein function. We have used this(More)