Daniela Steinberger

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BACKGROUND Mutations and deletions of the homeobox transcription factor gene SHOX are known to cause short stature. The authors have analysed SHOX enhancer regions in a large cohort of short stature patients to study the importance of regulatory regions in developmentally relevant genes like SHOX. METHODS The authors tested for the presence of copy number(More)
We have investigated a family with severe X-linked spastic paraplegia and assigned the disease locus to Xq11.2-q23 by linkage and haplotype analysis. This region harbors the gene coding for proteolipid protein, which is mutated in one of the two established forms of X-linked spastic paraplegia, i.e., SPG2. We have performed extensive mutation analysis of(More)
In the differential diagnosis of thrombophilic disorders genotyping of prothrombin and factor V are nowadays performed as a routine analysis. In the following we describe the unusual results of the mutation screening using melting point analysis for two patients and the consecutive detection of the mutation C20209T by sequencing the corresponding gene(More)
Primary dystonias are movement disorders with dystonia as a major symptom. They are frequently inherited as Mendelian traits. There are at least eight clinically distinct autosomal dominant and two X-linked recessive forms. In addition, pedigree analyses suggest the occurrence of an autosomal recessive variant. The clinical classification is increasingly(More)
The authors performed a prospective study evaluating molecular diagnosis in patients with bilateral coronal synostosis. The patients were divided into two groups: (1) those clinically classified as having Apert, Crouzon, or Pfeiffer syndrome and (2) those clinically unclassified and labeled as having brachycephaly. Blood samples were drawn for genomic DNA(More)
Mutations in genes known to be responsible for most of the recognizable syndromes associated with bilateral coronal synostosis can be detected by molecular testing. The genetic alterations that could cause unilateral coronal synostosis are more elusive. It is recognized that FGFR and TWIST mutations can give rise to either bilateral or unilateral coronal(More)
This article reviews recent molecular genetic findings in autosomal dominant craniosynostotic syndromes. A mutation in the homeotic geneMSX2 was the first genetic defect identified in an autosomal dominant primary craniosynostosis, i.e. in craniosynostosis type 2 (Boston type). In the more common syndromes of Crouzon, Pfeiffer, Jackson-Weiss, and Apert,(More)
Analysis of the gene GCH1 in 58 patients with dystonia and a positive response to L-dopa revealed mutations in 30 individuals from 22 families. Thirteen of the mutations observed were familial, three occurred de novo, and inheritance could not be determined in six cases. There was no mutation in the promoter region of GCH1 in any patient. The doses of(More)
We applied multiple ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) to patients from three families with characteristic dopa-responsive dystonia (DRD) but no base change in the gene GCH1. We found a complete deletion of GCH1 in affected members of family 1, and partial deletions in affected individuals of family 2 (exons 4–6) and of family 3 (exons 2–6). The(More)
X-linked intellectual disability (XLID) is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous disorder. During the past two decades in excess of 100 X-chromosome ID genes have been identified. Yet, a large number of families mapping to the X-chromosome remained unresolved suggesting that more XLID genes or loci are yet to be identified. Here, we have investigated(More)