Etgar Levy-Nissenbaum

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Catecholamine-induced polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (PVT) is characterized by episodes of syncope, seizures, or sudden death, in response to physical activity or emotional stress. Two modes of inheritance have been described: autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive. Mutations in the ryanodine receptor 2 gene (RYR2), which encodes a cardiac(More)
In an inbred Iraqi Jewish family, we have studied three siblings with presenile cataract first noticed between the ages of 20 and 51 years and segregating in an autosomal recessive mode. Using microsatellite repeat markers in close proximity to 25 genes and loci previously associated with congenital cataracts in humans and mice, we identified five markers(More)
PURPOSE To identify the genetic defect causing autosomal recessive cataract in two inbred families. METHODS Linkage analysis was performed with polymorphic markers close to 14 loci previously shown to be involved in autosomal dominant congenital cataract. In one of the families a gene segregating with the disease was analyzed by single-strand conformation(More)
BACKGROUND Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (PVT) is characterized by episodes of syncope, seizures, or sudden death in response to physiological or emotional stress. In 2 families with autosomal dominant inheritance, the disease gene was mapped to chromosome 1q42-43. The objectives of this study were to characterize the clinical(More)
We have identified nonsense mutations in the gene CDSN (encoding corneodesmosin) in three families suffering from hypotrichosis simplex of the scalp (HSS; OMIM 146520). CDSN, a glycoprotein expressed in the epidermis and inner root sheath (IRS) of hair follicles, is a keratinocyte adhesion molecule. Truncated CDSN aggregates were detected in the superficial(More)
BACKGROUND Cystinuria is an autosomal recessive disease that is manifested by the development of kidney stones. Mutations in SLC3A1 cause type I disease, while mutations in SLC7A9 are associated with non-type I disease. In Israel, cystinuria is especially common among Libyan Jews who suffer from non-type I disease. OBJECTIVES To compare clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Fourteen loci have been associated with autosomal dominant cataract, but only one with the recessive form of the disease. OBJECTIVES To find the chromosomal location of a gene causing autosomal recessive cataract in three inbred Arab families. METHODS A single nucleotide polymorphism-based genome-wide search, with the Effvmetrix GeneChip(More)
Male pattern baldness (MPB) is a common phenomenon with a complex mode of inheritance. A recent report has implicated the androgen receptor gene in MPB, but this result has not been confirmed. We analyzed a silent polymorphism in the androgen receptor gene (AR) in a group of 41 bald males and 39 non-bald males, and found a significant association (p <(More)
Idiopathic ventricular fibrillation in patients with an electrocardiogram (ECG) pattern of right bundle branch block and ST-segment elevation in leads V1 to V3 (now frequently called Brugada syndrome) is associated with a high incidence of syncopal episodes or sudden death. The disease is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. Mutations in SCN5A, a(More)
Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts (MLC) is a progressive inherited neurological disorder characterized by macrocephaly, deterioration in motor functions and cerebellar ataxia. In Israel the disease is found in an increased frequency among Libyan Jews. The disease is caused by mutations in the MLC1 gene, which encodes a putative CNS(More)
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