Cordula Steglich

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A group of 46 European patients with mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I) was screened for mutations of the alpha-L-iduronidase gene. The 2 common nonsense mutations, W402X and Q70X, were identified in, respectively, 37% and 35% of mutant alleles. Considerable differences were seen in the frequency of these 2 mutations in patients from North Europe (Norway(More)
Mucopolysaccharidosis type IIIA (MPS IIIA or Sanfilippo A disease) is a storage disorder caused by deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme sulfamidase. Mutation screening, using SSCP/heteroduplex analyses on cDNA and genomic DNA fragments, was performed in a group of 42 European patients. Sixteen of the 17 different gene mutations characterized have not been(More)
The leucine zipper-, EF-hand-containing transmembrane protein 1 (LETM1) has recently been cloned in an attempt to identify genes deleted in Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (WHS), a microdeletion syndrome characterized by severe growth and mental retardation, hypotonia, seizures, and typical facial dysmorphic features. LETM1 is deleted in almost all patients with(More)
A number of mutations in the X-chromosomal human iduronate-2-sulphatase gene have now been identified as the primary genetic defect leading to the clinical condition known as Hunter syndrome or mucopolysaccharidosis type II. The mutations that are tabulated include different deletions, splice-site and point mutations. From the group of 319 patients thus far(More)
Mucopolysaccharidosis type IIIB (MPS IIIB or Sanfilippo B disease) is an autosomal recessive storage disorder caused by deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme a-N-acetylglucosaminidase. Mutation screening was performed on a group of 22 patients using a combination of SSCP/heteroduplex analysis of amplified genomic fragments and direct sequencing of cDNA(More)
About 20% of patients with mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPS II) have gross structural rearrangements involving the iduronate-sulfatase (IDS) gene in Xq27.3-q28. A nearby IDS pseudogene (IDS-2) promotes nonallelic recombination between highly homologous sequences. Here we describe major rearrangements due to gene/pseudogene recombination. In two unrelated(More)
L1 disease is a clinically heterogeneous X-chromosomal neurodevelopmental disorder that is frequently associated with mental retardation and congenital hydrocephalus in males. It is caused by mutations in L1CAM that encodes a multifunctional transmembrane neuronal cell adhesion molecule. We report our findings on 6 novel intronic L1CAM sequence variants(More)
BACKGROUND As patients with different types of mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) and mucolipidosis (ML) may present with overlapping clinical features - including coarse face, hepatosplenomegaly, bone dysplasia and claw-hand deformities, collectively also called 'MPS-like phenotype', enzymatic and/or molecular genetic analyses are indispensable for accurate(More)