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The majority of Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS) patients have been shown to have a microdeletion within 7q11.2 including the elastin gene locus. The extent of these deletions has, however, not been well characterized. Thirty-five deletion patients were tested for all polymorphic markers in the 7q11.2 region bounding ELN to define the extent of deletions(More)
Molecular studies were performed on 101 cases of confined placental mosaicism (CPM) involving autosomal trisomy. The origin of the trisomic cell line was determined in 54 cases (from 51 pregnancies), 47 of which were also analyzed for the presence of uniparental disomy (UPD) in the disomic cell line. An additional 47 cases were analyzed for parental origin(More)
Twenty-four cases of trisomy 13 and one case with disomy 13, but a de novo dic(13,13) (p12p12) chromosome, were examined with molecular markers to determine the origin of the extra (or rearranged) chromosome. Twenty-one of 23 informative patients were consistent with a maternal origin of the extra chromosome. Lack of a third allele at any locus in both(More)
A 7 year old girl with intrachromosomal triplication 46,XX,-15,+der(15)(pter-->q13::q13-->q11::q11-->qter) resulting in tetrasomy of 15q11-q13 is reported. Fluorescence in situ hybridisation confirmed that the tetrasomic region included the entire segment normally deleted in Prader-Willi and Angelman syndrome patients, and breakpoints were similar to those(More)
Haplotype analysis was undertaken in 20 cases of 15q11-q13 deletion associated with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) or Angelman syndrome (AS) to determine if these deletions arose through unequal meiotic crossing over between homologous chromosomes. Of these, six cases of PWS and three of AS were informative for markers on both sides of the deletion. For four(More)
To correlate presence or absence of a 7q11 microdeletion with the clinical picture of the Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS), we investigated 29 patients with a clinical diagnosis of WBS or WBS-like features, aged 1–30 years, using molecular analysis and/or fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH). Deletions at 7q11 were found in 75% of the patients (22 out of(More)
Inhibitory control, a core component of executive functions, refers to our ability to suppress intended or ongoing cognitive or motor processes. Mostly based on Go/NoGo paradigms, a considerable amount of literature reports that inhibitory control of responses to "NoGo" stimuli is mediated by top-down mechanisms manifesting ∼200 ms after stimulus onset(More)
UNLABELLED Recent research has investigated self-consciousness associated with the multisensory processing of bodily signals (e.g., somatosensory, visual, vestibular signals), a notion referred to as bodily self-consciousness, and these studies have shown that the manipulation of bodily inputs induces changes in bodily self-consciousness such as(More)
Although maternal meiotic errors predominate in most studies of nonmosaic trisomy, studies of trisomy ascertained through confined placental mosaicism (CPM) have shown a high rate of somatic errors. However, origin of trisomy of many of the chromosomes involved in CPM has not been evaluated previously in cases ascertained through spontaneous abortions(More)
A patient with Angelman syndrome and a 46,XY/47,XY,+inv dup(15)(pter-->q11: q11-->pter) karyotype and a patient with Prader-Willi syndrome and a 46,XY/47,XY,+inv dup(15)(pter-->q12: q12-->pter) karyotype were investigated with molecular markers along chromosome 15. Paternal uniparental isodisomy was found for all informative markers in the first case which(More)