Eunice Matoso

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Hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] is a well-recognized human lung carcinogen. In order to gain further insight into Cr(VI)-induced carcinogenesis, we have established an adequate in vitro cellular model for the study of this process. To this end, BEAS-2B cells were used. Chronic exposure of cells to 1 microM Cr(VI) induced changes in the cells' ploidy and a(More)
Premature ovarian failure (POF) has repeatedly been associated to X-chromosome deletions. FMR1 gene premutation allele's carrier women have an increased risk for POF. We intent to determine the cause of POF in a 29 year old female, evaluating both of these situations. Concomitant analysis of FMR1 gene CGG repeat number and karyotype revealed an X-chromosome(More)
In this report we describe the case of an 11-year-old male with autism and mental retardation, presenting a tetrasomy of chromosome 3q. Cytogenetic analysis showed a mosaic for an unbalanced karyotype consisting of mos46,XY,add(12)(p13.3)(56)/46,XY(45). FISH using WCP and subtelomeric probes identified the extra material on 12p to be an inverted duplication(More)
Standard cytogenetic analysis has revealed to date more than 30 reported cases presenting interstitial deletions involving region 2q31-q32, but with poorly defined breakpoints. After the postulation of 2q31.2q32.3 deletion as a clinically recognizable disorder, more patients were reported with a critical region proposed and candidate genes pointed out. We(More)
We report two prenatal and two postnatal diagnosed cases (the latter monozygotic twins) with ring chromosomes after GTG banding. All four, de novo r(18), cases turned out to be more complex after application of high-resolution molecular cytogenetics techniques such as use of fluorescence in situ hybridization, centromeric probes, multicolor banding, and(More)
Small supernumerary marker chromosomes (sSMC) can be defined as structurally abnormal chromosomes that cannot be identified or characterized unambiguously by conventional banding cytogenetics alone, and are (in general) equal in size or smaller than chromosome 20 of the same metaphase spread (Liehr et al., 2004). sSMC are relatively uncommon in the general(More)
A patient with a de novo cryptic 7q36.2q36.3 deletion presented with multiple congenital eye abnormalities, short stature and craniofacial dysmorphism, in the absence of intellectual disability. This report further delineates the 7q36 microdeletion syndrome.
Small supernumerary marker chromosomes (sSMC) derived from chromosome 16 are rare and, so far, it is not yet clear which regions of chromosome 16 are critical and have clinical consequences. We have characterized two cases with a ring-shaped sSMC derived from chromosome 16. In case A the sSMC was encountered prenatally and was characterized using(More)
Inverted duplications (inv dup) of a terminal chromosome region are a particular subset of rearrangements that often results in partial tetrasomy or partial trisomy when accompanied by a deleted chromosome. Associated mosaicism could be the consequence of a post-zygotic event or could result from the correction of a trisomic conception. Tetrasomies of(More)
An insertional translocation (IT) can result in pure segmental aneusomy for the inserted genomic segment allowing to define a more accurate clinical phenotype. Here, we report on two siblings sharing an unbalanced IT inherited from the mother with a history of learning difficulty. An 8-year-old girl with developmental delay, speech disability, and(More)