Chantal Missirian

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Pitt-Hopkins syndrome (PHS) is a probably underdiagnosed, syndromic mental retardation disorder, marked by hyperventilation episodes and characteristic dysmorphism (large beaked nose, wide mouth, fleshy lips, and clubbed fingertips). PHS was shown to be caused by de novo heterozygous mutations of the TCF4 gene, located in 18q21. We selected for this study(More)
BACKGROUND Periventricular heterotopia (PH) is an etiologically heterogeneous disorder characterized by nodules of neurons ectopically placed along the lateral ventricles. Most affected patients have seizures and their cognitive level varies from normal to severely impaired. At present, two genes have been identified to cause PH when mutated. Mutations in(More)
Intellectual disability (ID) is frequent in the general population, with 1 in 50 individuals directly affected worldwide. The multiple etiologies include X-linked ID (XLID). Among syndromic XLID, few syndromes present severe ID associated with postnatal microcephaly and midline stereotypic hand movements. We report on three male patients with ID, midline(More)
Xp22.3 deletion in males can be associated with short stature (SHOX), chondrodysplasia punctata (ARSE), mental retardation (MRX49 locus), ichthyosis (STS), Kallmann syndrome (KAL1) and ocular albinism (OA1), according to the size of the deletion. Studies of terminal and interstitial deletions in male patients with a partial nullisomy of the X chromosome(More)
Unbalanced translocations, that involve the proximal chromosome 15 long arm and the telomeric region of a partner chromosome, result in a karyotype of 45 chromosomes with monosomy of the proximal 15q imprinted region. Here, we present our analysis of eight such unbalanced translocations that, depending on the parental origin of the rearranged chromosome,(More)
The urofacial syndrome (UFS) or Ochoa syndrome has been reported as a rare autosomal recessive disorder comprising a uropathy and facial abnormalities. The gene was mapped on chromosome region 10q23-q24. We report the first European cases of UFS. Haplotype analyses in our French family were compared with those previously described in patients from Columbia(More)
Overexpression of the C-type natriuretic peptide, encoded by the NPPC gene in 2q37.1, was recently reported in a patient presenting an overgrowth phenotype and a balanced t(2;7)(q37.1;q21.3) translocation. We present clinical, cytogenetic, and molecular data from two additional patients carrying balanced translocations involving the same 2q37.1 chromosome(More)
The Immunodeficiency, Centromeric instability, and Facial (ICF) syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder that results from mutations in the DNMT3B gene, encoding a DNA-methyltransferase that acts on GC-rich satellite DNAs. This syndrome is characterized by immunodeficiency, facial dysmorphy, mental retardation of variable severity and chromosomal(More)
Mental retardation is a frequent condition that is clinically and genetically highly heterogeneous. One of the strategies used to identify new causative genes is to take advantage of balanced chromosomal rearrangements in affected patients. We characterized a de novo t(10;13) balanced translocation in a patient with severe mental retardation and major(More)
The Tricho-Hepato-Enteric (THE) syndrome is an autosomal recessive condition marked by early and intractable diarrhea, hair abnormalities, and immune defects. Mutations in TTC37, which encodes the putative protein Thespin, have recently been associated with THE syndrome. In this article, we extend the pattern of TTC37 mutations by the description of 11(More)