Emilio Donti

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A 36-year-old patient with a disorder characterized by severe mental retardation, behavioral problems, dysmorphic face, "muscular build," and hand/foot anomalies, is reported. Following a diagnosis of de novo pericentric inversion of chromosome 8 based on standard cytogenetic analysis, a subsequent 75 kb array-CGH investigation disclosed a deletion spanning(More)
OBJECTIVE We surveyed the datasheets of 29 laboratories concerning prenatal diagnosis of de novo apparently balanced chromosome rearrangements to assess the involvement of specific chromosomes, the breakpoints distribution and the impact on the pregnancy outcome. METHOD By means of a questionnaire, data on 269.371 analyses performed from 1983 to 2006 on(More)
Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) is a critical fertility defect characterized by an anticipated and silent impairment of the follicular reserve, but its pathogenesis is largely unexplained. The frequent maternal inheritance of POI together with a remarkable dependence of ovarian folliculogenesis upon mitochondrial biogenesis and bioenergetics suggested(More)
Cell reprogramming promises to make characterization of the impact of human genetic variation on health and disease experimentally tractable by enabling the bridging of genotypes to phenotypes in developmentally relevant human cell lineages. Here we apply this paradigm to two disorders caused by symmetrical copy number variations of 7q11.23, which display a(More)
The authors treated a total of 82 patients with Ph'-positive chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) with recombinant interferon alpha-2b (IFN alpha-2b). Sixty-five patients in chronic phase (CP), 28 of whom were untreated and 37 pretreated, and nine patients in accelerated phase (AP), were started on IFN three times a week. Patients in CP were randomized to(More)
On the basis of sequence similarity in the repeated zinc finger domain, we have identified and characterized two human cDNA clones (ZNF7 and ZNF8), both encoding proteins containing potential finger-like nucleic acid binding motifs. Northern blot analysis indicates that both genes are expressed as multiple transcripts and they are ubiquitously present in(More)
A peculiar human cell line (GI-ME-N) derived from the metastatic bone marrow of a 2-yr-old patient with stage IV neuroblastoma (NB) was extensively characterized. Cell-type-specific markers, tumorigenicity in nude mice, morphology, cytogenetics, and amplification/expression of the N-myc gene were evaluated. All metaphases presented the typical 1p deletion.(More)
We report on a 9-year-old female patient with facial anomalies and developmental delay, heterozygous for three de novo rearrangements: a paracentric inversion of chromosome 7, an apparently balanced translocation between chromosome 1 and 7, involving the same inverted chromosome 7, detected by standard cytogenetic analysis [46,XX, der(7)(More)
Shapiro Syndrome (SS) is a rare condition of spontaneous periodic hypothermia, corpus callosum agenesis (ACC) and hyperhidrosis which can occur at any age. The variant form refers to the phenotypic SS without ACC. We reported the case of SS variant on a 4-year-old boy who presented from his first year frequent episodes of hypothermia lasting 2-3 h with core(More)