Constance K. Stein

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A minority of the reported cases of terminal 2q37 deletion clinically resemble Albright hereditary osteodystrophy (AHO)/pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism and have only mild-to-moderate mental retardation. Our molecular and cytogenetic fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) findings on an additional three patients further reduce the size of the minimal(More)
Experiments were performed to gain further insight into chromosome structure and behavior at common fragile sites by testing the hypothesis that gaps at these sites predispose to intrachromosomal recombination as measured by sister chromatid exchanges (SCEs). Human lymphocytes were concurrently treated with aphidicolin, for determination of fragile site(More)
Chromosomal fragile sites are points on chromosomes that usually appear as nonstaining chromosome or chromatid gaps. It has frequently been suggested that fragile sites may be involved in chromosome breakage and recombination events. We and others have previously shown that fragile sites predispose to intrachromosomal recombination as measured by(More)
A third case of an interstitial deletion of the long arm of chromosome 6 with clinical features mimicking Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is presented. Although preliminary clinical evaluation in each case suggested PWS, further review revealed that the features in all three cases are not completely compatible with the characteristic findings in Prader-Willi(More)
Valproic acid has been previously associated with hematologic toxicity, including a reversible myelodysplasia-like syndrome without chromosomal abnormalities. We now report three cases of acute leukemia with features of secondary leukemia associated with valproic acid therapy: two cases of acute myelogenous leukemia with multilineage dysplasia, one with(More)
Von Recklinghausen neurofibromatosis (NF1) is a common autosomal dominant disorder mapped to 17q11.2 and typically characterized by the occurrence of neural crest-derived tumors. The gene has recently been cloned using reverse genetics or "positional cloning" approaches. Its function, however, remains unknown. We have performed cytogenetic and molecular(More)
Incontinentia pigmenti (IP) is an X-linked dominant disorder characterized by developmental anomalies of the tissues and organs derived from embryonic ectoderm and neuroectoderm. An IP locus, designated IP1, probably resides in Xp11.21, since five unrelated patients with nonfamilial IP have been identified who possess constitutional de novo reciprocal(More)
Incontinentia pigmenti is a familial disorder affecting tissues derived from neuroectoderm. Statistical analysis of reported pedigrees is consistent with transmission of incontinentia pigmenti by an X-linked dominant gene with male hemizygote lethality. This report describes a male infant with the classic clinical features of this condition and a 47,XXY(More)
Polylobated lymphoma is a morphologic variant of malignant lymphoma characterized by large pleomorphic neoplastic cells with polylobated nuclei. We report an unusual case in a 57-year-old man with a 9-year history of an antecedent low-grade peripheral T-cell lymphoma with dermal involvement. The polylobated lymphoma expressed the CD2, 8, 45, and DR surface(More)