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  • H L Wilson, A C C Wong, +6 authors H E McDermid
  • 2003
METHODS The 22q13 deletion syndrome (MIM 606232) is characterised by moderate to profound mental retardation, delay/absence of expressive speech, hypotonia, normal to accelerated growth, and mild dysmorphic features. We have determined the deletion size and parent of origin in 56 patients with this syndrome. RESULTS Similar to other terminal deletion(More)
We have recently collected clinical information on 37 individuals with deletion of 22q13 and compared the features of these individuals with 24 previously reported cases. The features most frequently associated with this deletion are global developmental delay, generalized hypotonia, absent or severely delayed speech, and normal to advanced growth. Minor(More)
The 22q11 region is involved in chromosomal rearrangements that lead to altered gene dosage, resulting in genomic disorders that are characterized by mental retardation and/or congenital malformations. Three such disorders-cat-eye syndrome (CES), der(22) syndrome, and velocardiofacial syndrome/DiGeorge syndrome (VCFS/DGS)-are associated with four, three,(More)
We have sequenced a 1.1-Mb region of human chromosome 22q containing the dosage-sensitive gene(s) responsible for cat eye syndrome (CES) as well as the 450-kb homologous region on mouse chromosome 6. Fourteen putative genes were identified within or adjacent to the human CES critical region (CESCR), including three known genes (IL-17R, ATP6E, and BID) and(More)
The severe mental retardation and speech deficits associated with 22q13 terminal deletions have been attributed in large part to haploinsufficiency of SHANK3, which maps to all 22q13 terminal deletions, although more proximal genes are assumed to have minor effects. We report two children with interstitial deletions of 22q13 and two copies of SHANK3, but(More)
Previous estimates of the size of Drosophila melanogaster chromosome 4 have indicated that it is 1% to 4% of the genome or approximately 6 Mb. We have used pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) to separate megabase-sized molecules of D. melanogaster chromosomal DNA. Southern blots of these gels were probed with DNA fragments from the cubitus interruptus(More)
Two closely related genes have been identified at 2q13 and 22q13.3. These genes show similarity to members of the RAB family of small GTPases. RABL2A and RABL2B differ by three conservative amino acid changes over a total of 228 residues. Both are expressed in all tissues tested. Northern analysis showed that a 2.5-kb transcript is expressed in all tissues(More)
A long-range restriction map of the region between the immunoglobulin lambda locus and the Ewing sarcoma breakpoint has been constructed using the rare-cutting enzymes NotI, NruI, AscI, and BsiWI. The map spans approximately 11,000 kb and represents about one-fifth of the long arm of chromosome 22. Thirty-nine markers, including seven NotI junction clones(More)
We have analyzed a recently described 22q13.3 microdeletion in a child with some overlapping features of the cytologically visible 22q13.3 deletion syndrome. Patient NT, who shows mild mental retardation and delay of expressive speech, was previously found to have a paternal microdeletion in the subtelomeric region of 22q. In order to characterize this(More)