Dawn S Peck

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Because Cardio-facio-cutaneous (CFC) syndrome has significant phenotypic overlap with Costello syndrome, it may be difficult to establish the diagnosis on a clinical basis. The recent discoveries of germline HRAS mutations in patients with Costello syndrome and mutations in BRAF, MEK1, and MEK2 in CFC syndrome uncovered the biologic mechanism for the shared(More)
Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a genetic disorder associated with disruption of prefrontal cortex (PFC) development and executive dysfunction. To date, however, there is little evidence directly linking these two sequelae of PKU. We utilized functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to evaluate prefrontal functioning in six individuals with early-treated PKU(More)
We report nine new patients with malonic aciduria associated with enzyme-confirmed malonyl-CoA decarboxylase (MCD) deficiency in eight. Clinical details were available on eight, and molecular genetic characterization was obtained for nine. As for 15 previously described patients, cardinal clinical manifestations included developmental delay and(More)
Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a genetic disorder characterised by an inability to metabolise phenylalanine. Several studies have reported that the Corpus Callosum (CC) is one of the most severely affected structures with respect to volume loss in early treated PKU patients. In this work, we aim to detect the abnormalities of the CC in PKU from both global and(More)
To determine how US newborn dried bloodspot screening (NDBS) programs obtain patient-level data on clinical genetic counseling services offered to families of newborns identified through newborn NDBS and the extent to which newborns and their families receive these services. These data should serve to inform programs and lead to improved NDBS follow-up(More)
Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a rare genetic condition characterized by an absence or mutation of the PAH enzyme, which is necessary for the metabolism of the amino acid phenylalanine into tyrosine. Recently, sapropterin dihydrochloride, a synthetic form of tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4), has been introduced as a supplemental treatment to dietary phe control for PKU.(More)
PURPOSE Fabry disease is a pan-ethnic, progressive, X-linked genetic disorder that commonly presents in childhood and is caused by deficient activity of the lysosomal enzyme alpha-galactosidaseA (α-gal A). Symptoms of Fabry disease in the pediatric population are well described for patients over five years of age; however, data are limited for infancy and(More)
Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) is an inherited metabolic disorder caused by mutations in the branched chain alpha-keto acid dehydrogenase complex. Worldwide incidence of MSUD is 1:225,000 live births. However, within Old Order Mennonite communities, the incidence is 1:150 live births and results from a common tyrosine to asparagine substitution (Y438N) in(More)
Previous research has documented white matter abnormalities in the brains of individuals with early-treated phenylketonuria (ETPKU). The majority of these past studies have relied on a region-based approach which focused on a limited number of spatially-defined regions within the brain. In the present study, we used diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in(More)