Chanin Limwongse

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Hearing loss is highly prevalent with a worldwide incidence of 1-2 per 1000 newborns. Several previous studies have demonstrated that mutations of connexin 26 (Cx26 or GJB2) are responsible for most cases of the recessive non-syndromic sensorineural hearing loss (NSSHL). Certain mutations have been described frequently among various populations, which(More)
FLT3 mutations have been reported to be the most frequent mutation in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). No data currently exist regarding FLT3 mutations in Southeast Asian patients. In this study, the incidence and type of FLT3 mutation in a large series of Thai AML patients were determined. FLT3 internal tandem duplication (ITD) mutations were observed in(More)
ADAM33 (A Disintegrin And Metalloprotease 33) is an asthma susceptibility gene found across several human populations. However, no information on ADAM33 exists for Thai population. The objective of this study was to determine the association, if any, between ADAM33 polymorphisms and asthma in Thai subjects. Genotyping revealed 8 single nucleotide(More)
We report on a 7-year-old boy with mosaic variegated aneuploidy (MVA) who developed embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the soft palate. This patient is the 11th case report of MVA and represents further documentation of the true existence of this rare mitotic mutant. Clinical findings share similarities to those previously described patients including(More)
Advances in understanding the genetic basis of renal disorders will soon allow for the clinical use of genetic diagnostic testing. In this article, we review renal diseases with a known genetic basis and the current methods available for genetic testing. We then examine the potential medical indications for genetic testing, with special attention to(More)
A cytogenetically visible interstitial deletion of chromosome band 10q23 was found in a 6-year-old boy with mental retardation, dysmorphic features, and juvenile polyposis coli. In order to map this patient's deletion physically, we performed fluorescence in situ hybridization by using yeast artificial chromosomes (YACs) in the vicinity of the deletion.(More)
Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is the most common mitochondrially inherited disease causing blindness, preferentially in young adult males. Most of the patients carry the G11778A mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutation. However, the marked incomplete penetrance and the gender bias indicate some additional genetic and/or environmental factors to disease(More)
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in PCSK1, namely, rs6234, rs6235, and rs271939 have been linked to obesity in European population; and rs3811951 has also been connected to type 2 diabetes and obesity parameters in Chinese population. In this family-based case-control study, we analyzed links between PCSK1 genetic variants and obesity in Thai children(More)
Distal myopathy with rimmed vacuoles (DMRV) is an early-adult-onset, distal myopathy caused by a mutation of the UDP-N-acetylglucosamine 2 epimerase/N-acetylmannosamine kinase (GNE) gene. We herein report four Thai patients with DMRV who carried compound heterozygous mutations of the GNE gene including three novel (p.G89R, p.P511T, and p.I656N) and two(More)