Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic

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ABSTRACT Short-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (SCAD) deficiency is considered a rare inherited mitochondrial fatty acid oxidation disorder. Less than 10 patients have been reported, diagnosed on the basis of ethylmalonic aciduria and low SCAD activity in cultured fibroblast. However, mild ethylmalonic aciduria, a biochemical marker of functional SCAD(More)
Constitutional SMARCB1 mutations at 22q11.23 have been found in ∼50% of familial and <10% of sporadic schwannomatosis cases. We sequenced highly conserved regions along 22q from eight individuals with schwannomatosis whose schwannomas involved somatic loss of one copy of 22q, encompassing SMARCB1 and NF2, with a different somatic mutation of the other NF2(More)
N-linked glycosylation is the most frequent modification of secreted and membrane-bound proteins in eukaryotic cells, disruption of which is the basis of the congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDGs). We describe a new type of CDG caused by mutations in the steroid 5alpha-reductase type 3 (SRD5A3) gene. Patients have mental retardation and ophthalmologic(More)
Although biallelic mutations in non-collagen genes account for <10% of individuals with osteogenesis imperfecta, the characterization of these genes has identified new pathways and potential interventions that could benefit even those with mutations in type I collagen genes. We identified mutations in FKBP10, which encodes the 65 kDa prolyl cis-trans(More)
Infantile- and juvenile-onset spinal cerebellar ataxia (SCA) is associated with expansion of 130 to more than 200 CAG-repeats in the SCA2 and SCA7 genes. Routine clinical assays for SCA2 and SCA7, which use polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and denaturing PAGE (polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis), will not reliably detect such large expansions. An assay based(More)
Carcinoid tumors are generally thought to be sporadic, except for a small proportion that occur as a part of multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes. Data regarding the familial occurrence of carcinoid as well as its potential association with other neoplasms are limited. A chart review was conducted on patients indexed for malignant carcinoid tumor of the(More)
Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKHA) is a malformation complex comprising absent vagina and absent or rudimentary uterus. The aim of our study was to describe the type and frequency of anomalies associated with the MRKHA. Between 1975 and 2002, 25 patients with a diagnosis of MRKHA were identified at the Mayo Clinic. These charts were reviewed(More)
Mutations in the COL3A1 gene that encodes the chains of type III procollagen result in the vascular form of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), EDS type IV, if they alter the sequence in the triple-helical domain. Although other fibrillar collagen-gene mutations that lead to allele instability or failure to incorporate proalpha-chains into trimers-and that thus(More)
We describe clinical, biochemical, and molecular findings in a 2(1/2)-year-old girl with a phosphomannose isomerase deficiency who presented with severe and persistent hypoglycemia and subsequently developed protein-losing enteropathy, liver disease, and coagulopathy. Six months of therapy with mannose supplementation resulted in clinical improvement and(More)
Cerebellar hypoplasia and slowly progressive ophthalmological symptoms are common features in patients with congenital disorders of glycosylation type I. In a group of patients with congenital disorders of glycosylation type I with unknown aetiology, we have previously described a distinct phenotype with severe, early visual impairment and variable eye(More)