Chikahiko Numakura

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The molecular basis of double cortex syndrome was investigated in 2 male patients. Magnetic resonance imaging of the patients' heads showed diffuse subcortical band heterotopia, as is seen in female patients. We found a heterozygous mutation for Asp50Lys or Arg39Stop in both patients. Microsatellite polymorphism analysis revealed that both patients had(More)
We studied a female patient who presented with autosomal recessive or sporadic Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1 (CMT1). We found that she had a 1.5-megabase deletion in chromosome 17p11.2-p12 containing the peripheral myelin protein 22 gene (PMP22) and an Arg157Gly mutation of PMP22. Hemizygous mutation of PMP22 should be considered in patients with(More)
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1 (CMT1) is a heterogeneous disorder. Most CMT1 patients are associated with a duplication of 17p11.2-p12 (CMT1A duplication), but a small number of patients have mutations of peripheral myelin protein 22 (PMP22), myelin protein zero (MPZ), connexin 32 (Cx32) and early growth response 2 (EGR2) genes. In our previous study,(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have revealed relative frequency and characteristic phenotype of two major causative factors for Silver-Russell syndrome (SRS), i.e. epimutation of the H19-differentially methylated region (DMR) and uniparental maternal disomy 7 (upd(7)mat), as well as multilocus methylation abnormalities and positive correlation between(More)
The hallmark of neuronopathic Gaucher disease (GD) is oculomotor abnormalities, but ophthalmological assessment is difficult in uncooperative patients. Chromatic pupillometry is a quantitative method to assess the pupillary light reflex (PLR) with minimal patient cooperation. Thus, we investigated whether chromatic pupillometry could be useful for(More)
Citrin, encoded by SLC25A13, is a component of the malate-aspartate shuttle, which is the main NADH-transporting system in the liver. Citrin deficiency causes neonatal intrahepatic cholestasis (NICCD), which usually resolves within the first year of life. However, a small number of adults with citrin deficiency develop adult-onset type II citrullinemia(More)
BACKGROUND The MPZ Thr124Met mutation is characterised by a late onset, pupillary abnormality, deafness, normal or moderate decreased motor nerve conduction velocity, and axonal damage in sural nerve biopsy. OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinical manifestations of the axonal or demyelinating forms of the Japanese MPZ Thr124Met mutation originating in four(More)
Glutaric aciduria type II (GAII) is a rare inborn error of metabolism clinically classified into a neonatal-onset form with congenital anomalies, a neonatal-onset form without congenital anomalies and a mild and/or late-onset form (MIM #231680). Here, we report on a GAII patient carrying a homozygous novel c.143_145delAGG (p.Glu48del) mutation in the ETFB(More)
Ectonucleotide pyrophosphatase/phosphodiesterase 1 (ENPP1) was originally reported as a responsible gene for generalized arterial calcification in infancy (GACI). Though the prognosis of GACI patients is poor because of myocardial infarction and heart failure in relation to medial calcification of the coronary arteries, some patients rescued by(More)
A 21-year-old man with a history of sudden rectal hemorrhage was referred to our hospital. Examination disclosed thrombocytopenia and hepatosplenomegaly. A liver biopsy specimen demonstrated Gaucher cells in Glisson's capsule. Additional investigations revealed a low level of leukocyte β-glucosidase activity and common mutations of the glucocerebrosidase(More)