Francisco Martínez

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Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) and hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP) are two inherited peripheral neuropathies. The most prevalent mutations are a reciprocal 1.5-Mb duplication and 1.5-Mb deletion, respectively, at the CMT1A/HNPP locus on chromosome 17p11.2. Point mutations in the coding region of the myelin genes,(More)
Neuroblastoma (NB) is an embryonal tumour of neuroectodermal cells, and its prognosis is based on patient age at diagnosis, tumour stage and MYCN amplification, but it can also be classified according to their degree of methylation. Considering that epigenetic aberrations could influence patient survival, we studied the methylation status of a series of 17(More)
Chromosomal rearrangements involving the telomeres are implied as a significant cause of idiopathic mental retardation. The most frequently used technique to detect these rearrangements was fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), an expensive and labor-intensive technique. One of the most promising alternative techniques is multiplex ligation-dependent(More)
Choosing the appropriate assignment of loop iterations to threads is one of the most important decisions that need to be taken when parallelizing Loops, the main source of parallelism in numerical applications. This is not an easy task, even for expert programmers, and it can pontentially take a large amount of time. OpenMP offers the schedule clause, with(More)
X-linked mental retardation has been traditionally divided into syndromic (S-XLMR) and non-syndromic forms (NS-XLMR), although the borderlines between these phenotypes begin to vanish and mutations in a single gene, for example PQBP1, can cause S-XLMR as well as NS-XLMR. Here, we report two maternal cousins with an apparently X-linked phenotype of mental(More)
The ultraconserved elements (UCEs) are defined as stretches of at least 200 base pairs of human DNA that match identically with corresponding regions in the mouse and rat genomes, albeit their real significance remains an intriguing issue. These elements are most often located either overlapping exons in genes involved in RNA processing or in introns or(More)
Here we report on two unrelated male patients with syndromic intellectual disability (ID) due to duplication at Xq13.3-q21.1, a region of about 6 Mb and 25 genes. Among these, the most outstanding is ATRX, the causative gene of X-linked alpha-thalassemia/mental retardation. ATRX belongs to the growing list of genes implied in chromatin remodeling causing(More)
Neuroblastoma (NB) is a pediatric cancer of highly variable clinical outcome. Much effort is devoted to detection of minimal residual (MRD) disease through RT-PCR or immunology of tissue-specific markers. Tyrosine hyrdroxylase (TH) has demonstrated a high utility to assess disease dissemination, although this marker can be lost due to clonal variability.(More)