Atsuko Fujimoto

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A pericentric inversion of chromosome 8, inv(8)(p23q22), in a male carrier resulted in an unbalanced recombinant, rec(8)dup q, inv(8)(p23q22), which was diagnosed prenatally. The features seen in the aborted fetus resembled the features seen in a previously affected child who received the identical recombinant from her carrier mother. In this particular(More)
A de novo direct duplication of 9p22-->p24 was shown in a child with a duplication 9p phenotype by GTG banding and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) using a chromosome-9 specific painting probe as well as 6 YAC DNA probes localized to the 9p13-9p23 region. The breakpoints in this patient and previously reported patients suggest that 9p22 may be the(More)
We describe a male patient (patient DGAP113) with a balanced translocation, 46,XY,t(1;3)(q31.3;q13.13), severe bilateral congenital cataracts, CNS abnormalities and mild developmental delay. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and suppression PCR demonstrated that the chromosome 3 breakpoint lies ~515 kb upstream of the PVRL3 gene, while the(More)
There is an assumption of parsimony with regard to the number of chromosomes involved in rearrangements and to the number of breaks within those chromosomes. Highly complex chromosome rearrangements are thought to be relatively rare, with the risk for phenotypic abnormalities increasing as the number of chromosomes and chromosomal breaks involved in the(More)
Trisomy 14 mosaicism produces a distinct phenotype. Among the 13 reported and 2 additional patients, the following findings were present in more than 90%: growth retardation (15/15), psychomotor retardation (10/10), broad nose (13/14), "dysplastic" and/or apparently low-set ears (15/15), micrognathia (15/15), short neck (11/12), congenital heart disease(More)
We observed an autosomal dominant disorder of abnormal upper lip, which resembles a poorly repaired cleft lip, malformed nose with broad bridge and flattened tip, lacrimal duct obstruction, malformed ears, and branchial cleft sinuses and/or linear skin lesions behind the ears in several persons in 3 families. In each of the 3 families, an affected parent(More)
Two children of second-cousin parents were found to have a very mild form of Morquio syndrome. The 14-year-old boy was 147 cm tall and had fine corneal deposits, a broad chest, dislocated hips, and flat feet. His 7-year-old sister had a broad chest but otherwise normal physical development. An abnormal lumbar spine was seen in radiographs of both children.(More)
A female twin with short stature, unusual facial appearance, widely spaced nipples, and coarctation of the aorta was found to have a peripheral blood lymphocyte karyotype of 45,X(43%)/46,X,idic(Y)(p11). Her twin brother, also short with similar facial appearance, had the same mosaicism (40% 45,X). Cultured skin fibroblast studies showed discrepant(More)
We describe 2 sibs who presented with ichthyotic skin at birth and subsequently developed neurologic manifestations of type 2 Gaucher disease. Type 2 Gaucher patients with and without ichthyosis manifest ultrastructural and biochemical abnormalities in the epidermis. The 2 patients described here clearly demonstrate that epidermal involvement in type 2(More)