Barbara Mikat

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Chromatin remodeling complexes are known to modify chemical marks on histones or to induce conformational changes in the chromatin in order to regulate transcription. De novo dominant mutations in different members of the SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex have recently been described in individuals with Coffin-Siris (CSS) and Nicolaides-Baraitser (NCBRS)(More)
Microcephaly with or without chorioretinopathy, lymphoedema, or mental retardation (MCLMR) (MIM No.152950) is a rare autosomal dominant condition for which a causative gene has recently been identified. Mutations in the kinesin family member 11 (KIF11) gene have now been described in 16 families worldwide. This is a review of the condition based on the(More)
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 28 (SCA28) is related to mutations of the ATPase family gene 3-like 2 gene (AFG3L2). To date, 13 private missense mutations have been identified in families of French, Italian, and German ancestry, but overall, the disorder seems to be rare in Europe. Here, we report a kindred of German ancestry with four affected family members(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to investigate a possible correlation between the expression of the placenta-secreted hormones, β-subunit of human chorionic gonadotrophin (βhCG) and pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A), during the first trimester screening and the development of preeclampsia. METHODS A total of 155 patients between 11 + 0 and(More)
Gene duplication by retrotransposition, i.e., the reverse transcription of an mRNA and integration of the cDNA into the genome, is an important mechanism in evolution. Based on whole-genome bisulfite sequencing of monocyte DNA, we have investigated the methylation state of all CpG islands (CGIs) associated with a retrocopy (n = 1,319), their genomic(More)
Preeclampsia is one of the leading causes of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. New molecular insights offer new possibilities of early diagnosis of elevated maternal risk. Maternal risk factors, biophysical parameters like Doppler examination of the uterine arteries and biochemical parameters allow early risk calculation. Preventive and effective(More)