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BACKGROUND Gene-expression analysis is increasingly important in biological research, with real-time reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) becoming the method of choice for high-throughput and accurate expression profiling of selected genes. Given the increased sensitivity, reproducibility and large dynamic range of this methodology, the requirements for a(More)
The known breast cancer susceptibility polymorphisms in FGFR2, TNRC9/TOX3, MAP3K1, LSP1, and 2q35 confer increased risks of breast cancer for BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation carriers. We evaluated the associations of 3 additional single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), rs4973768 in SLC4A7/NEK10, rs6504950 in STXBP4/COX11, and rs10941679 at 5p12, and reanalyzed the(More)
IMPORTANCE Limited information about the relationship between specific mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 (BRCA1/2) and cancer risk exists. OBJECTIVE To identify mutation-specific cancer risks for carriers of BRCA1/2. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Observational study of women who were ascertained between 1937 and 2011 (median, 1999) and found to carry(More)
About 4% of all BRCA1 and BRCA2 alterations reported to the Breast Information Core database are splice site variants. Only a limited number of them have been studied at the RNA level. By BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation analysis of breast/ovarian cancer families, we identified two novel and eight previously reported potential splice site mutations, never(More)
MLL amplification was recently recognized as a recurrent aberration in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodys-plastic syndrome (MDS), associated with adverse prognosis and karyotype complexity. Here we present detailed results of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and expression analyses of MLL and 5 selected 11q candidate oncogenes (CBL, DDX6,(More)
Fabry disease (FD) is an X-linked disorder of glycosphingolipid catabolism resulting in the accumulation of glycolipids including globotriaosylceramide in cells of various tissues resulting in end-organ manifestations. Initially, FD is typically characterized by angiokeratoma and recurrent episodes of neuropathic pain in the extremities occurring during(More)
This study describes how the new massive parallel sequencing technology can be implemented in a diagnostic setting for the breast cancer susceptibility genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2). The throughput was maximized by increasing uniformity in coverage, obtained by a multiplex approach, which outperformed pooling of singleplex PCRs. We evaluated the sensitivity by(More)
We report two novel mutations in the splice sites of BRCA1 exon 5: IVS5+3A>G, a Belgian founder mutation, and IVS3-6T>G, identified in one family with a strong family history of breast cancer. Real-time RT-PCR showed that IVS3-6T>G leads to a fivefold increase of the BRCA1-Deltaex5 (isoform with an in frame skip of exon 5) ratio to the total BRCA1(More)
Classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) is characterized by the presence of malignant Hodgkin and Reed Sternberg (HRS) cells. The scarcity of tumour cells in lymphoma biopsies has hampered genetic analyses of HRS cells, including microRNA (miRNA) expression profiling. We determined the expression of 360 miRNAs in microdissected HRS cells from nine cHL patients.(More)
BACKGROUND Anderson-Fabry disease (AFD) is an X-linked condition originating from a deficiency in alpha-galactosidase, a lysosomal enzyme. Multi-organ involvement ensues in early adulthood and vital organs are affected: the kidneys, brain, heart. Several reports however suggest that AFD is underdiagnosed. METHODS We screened a kidney transplant population(More)