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Functional impairment of DNA damage response pathways leads to increased genomic instability. Here we describe the centrosomal protein CEP152 as a new regulator of genomic integrity and cellular response to DNA damage. Using homozygosity mapping and exome sequencing, we identified CEP152 mutations in Seckel syndrome and showed that impaired CEP152 function(More)
Many proteins necessary for sound transduction have been identified through positional cloning of genes that cause deafness. We report here that mutations of LRTOMT are associated with profound nonsyndromic hearing loss at the DFNB63 locus on human chromosome 11q13.3-q13.4. LRTOMT has two alternative reading frames and encodes two different proteins,(More)
Mutations in the transmembrane channel-like gene 1 (TMC1) cause prelingual autosomal recessive (DFNB7/11) and postlingual progressive autosomal dominant (DFNA36) nonsyndromic hearing loss. To determine the genetic causes of autosomal recessive nonsyndromic hearing loss (ARNSHL) in the northeast and east of Turkey, 65 unrelated families without mutations in(More)
Mutations in the connexin 26 gene (GJB2) cause a significant proportion of prelingual non-syndromic autosomal recessive deafness in all populations studied so far. To determine the percentage of hearing loss attributed to GJB2 in northeast Turkey, 93 unrelated patients with autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing loss (ARNSHL) were screened. Seven(More)
The autosomal-recessive form of popliteal pterygium syndrome, also known as Bartsocas-Papas syndrome, is a rare, but frequently lethal disorder characterized by marked popliteal pterygium associated with multiple congenital malformations. Using Affymetrix 250K SNP array genotyping and homozygosity mapping, we mapped this malformation syndrome to chromosomal(More)
In a consanguineous Turkish family, a locus for autosomal recessive nonsyndromic hearing impairment (ARNSHI) was mapped to chromosome 2q31.1-2q33.1. Microsatellite marker analysis in the complete family determined the critical linkage interval that overlapped with DFNB27, for which the causative gene has not yet been identified, and DFNB59, a recently(More)
Pathogenic mutations in TMPRSS3, which encodes a transmembrane serine protease, cause non-syndromic deafness DFNB8/10. Missense mutations map in the low density-lipoprotein receptor A (LDLRA), scavenger-receptor cysteine-rich (SRCR), and protease domains of the protein, indicating that all domains are important for its function. TMPRSS3 undergoes(More)
In a large consanguineous family of Turkish origin, genome-wide homozygosity mapping revealed a locus for recessive nonsyndromic hearing impairment on chromosome 14q24.3-q34.12. Fine mapping with microsatellite markers defined the critical linkage interval to a 18.7 cM region flanked by markers D14S53 and D14S1015. This region partially overlapped with the(More)
Hereditary hearing impairment is a genetically heterogeneous disorder. To date, 49 autosomal recessive nonsyndromic hearing impairment (ARNSHI) loci have been described, and there are more than 16 additional loci announced. In 25 of the known loci, causative genes have been identified. A genome scan and fine mapping revealed a novel locus for ARNSHI(More)
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) heterozygous mice (BDNF (+/-)) kindle slowly and have a higher seizure threshold. However, BDNF (+/-) mice exhibit reduced cortical inhibition and disrupted balance of excitation/inhibition synaptic transmission. We investigated penicillin-induced focal cortical epileptiform activity and electroencephalogram (EEG)(More)