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Congenital generalized hypertrichosis terminalis (CGHT) is a rare condition characterized by universal excessive growth of pigmented terminal hairs and often accompanied with gingival hyperplasia. In the present study, we describe three Han Chinese families with autosomal-dominant CGHT and a sporadic case with extreme CGHT and gingival hyperplasia. We first(More)
OBJECTIVE Moyamoya disease (MMD) is a rare, genetically heterogeneous cerebrovascular disease. The authors conducted a genetic study of really interesting new gene (RING) finger protein 213 ( RNF213); actin alpha 2 ( ACTA2); BRCA1/BRCA2-containing complex subunit 3 ( BRCC3); and guanylate cyclase 1, soluble, alpha 3 ( GUCY1A3) as well as a clinical(More)
Glycogen storage disease type III (GSD III), a rare autosomal recessive disease characterized by hepatomegaly, fasting hypoglycemia, growth retardation, progressive myopathy and cardiomyopathy, is caused by deficiency of the glycogen debranching enzyme (AGL). Direct sequencing of human AGL cDNA and genomic DNA has enabled analysis of the underlying genetic(More)
OBJECTIVE To detect pathogenic mutations in Marfan syndrome (MFS) using an Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine (PGM) and to validate the result of targeted next-generation semiconductor sequencing for the diagnosis of genetic disorders. METHODS Peripheral blood samples were collected from three MFS patients and a normal control with informed consent.(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify mutations of the type I collagen genes (COL1A1 and COL1A2) in the affected with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), to establish the spectrum of COL1A1/2 mutations in Chinese OI patients, and to provide prenatal gene diagnosis to the fetuses at high risk. METHODS Genomic DNA was extracted from peripheral blood by the standard(More)