Geneviève Pierquin

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Townes-Brocks syndrome is an autosomal dominantly inherited disorder, which comprises multiple birth defects including renal, ear, anal, and limb malformations. TBS has been shown to result from mutations in SALL1, a human gene related to the developmental regulator SAL of Drosophila melanogaster. The SALL1 gene product is a zinc finger protein thought to(More)
Several genes expressed at the centrosome or spindle pole have been reported to underlie autosomal recessive primary microcephaly (MCPH), a neurodevelopmental disorder consisting of an important brain size reduction present since birth, associated with mild-to-moderate mental handicap and no other neurological feature nor associated malformation. Here, we(More)
Blepharophimosis Syndrome (BPES) is an autosomal dominant developmental disorder of the eyelids with or without ovarian dysfunction caused by FOXL2 mutations. Overall, FOXL2deletions represent 12% of all genetic defects in BPES. Here, we have identified and characterized 16 new and one known FOXL2 deletion combining multiplex ligation-dependent probe(More)
Two unrelated children presented with similar clinical features (facial dysmorphism and multiple joint dislocations) suggesting the diagnosis of Larsen syndrome. Both carried an inherited unbalanced translocation resulting in partial trisomy 1q and partial monosomy 6p. Analysis of skin collagen from one of the probands disclosed a decreased α1/α2 chain(More)
In this report, we describe three sibs presenting an identical malformation syndrome i.e.: acrocephaly, brachydactyly, prominent metopic ridge, broad depressed nasal bridge, narrow maxillae, obesity and normal intelligence. We discuss the relationship between this combination of clinical signs and symptoms most compatible with the diagnosis of Summitt(More)
Hunter syndrome (or Mucopolysaccharidosis type II, MPS II) is an X-linked recessive disorder due to the deficiency of the iduronate-2-sulfatase (IDS) enzyme, resulting in the accumulation of heparan and dermatan sulfates in the lysosomes. The heterogeneity of clinical phenotypes, ranging from mild-to-severe forms, is a result of different mutations in the(More)
Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) is an extremely rare genetic disease characterized by an early onset of several clinical features including premature ageing in children. Approximately 80% of HGPS cases are caused by a de novo single-base pair substitution c.1824 C>T (GGC > GGT, p.Gly608Gly) within the exon 11 of the LMNA gene which codes for(More)
While the XYY and XXYY syndromes have been several time described in patients, the combination of both syndromes in an individual is a rare event and may result in a severe phenotype. In the present observation, a boy with congenital scoliosis due to segmented thoracic hemivertebra associated with radioulnar synostosis and congenital heart disease is(More)
The 3 affected children from 2 different wedlocks of the mother have been previously described (11). Search by FISH analysis in the mother revealed she is a carrier of balanced translocation of clear terminal G bands of equal sizes of the long arms of chromosomes 10 and 14. Chromosomal slides of the last child (Patient 3) could be analysed by fish and(More)