I Houwink-Manville

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Rett syndrome (RTT) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by loss of acquired skills after a period of normal development in infant girls. The responsible gene, encoding methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2), was recently discovered. Here we explore the spectrum of phenotypes resulting from MECP2 mutations. Both nonsense (R168X and R255X) and(More)
The identification of mutations in the gene encoding methyl CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2) in Rett syndrome represents a major advance in the field. The current model predicts that MeCP2 represses transcription by binding methylated CpG residues and mediating chromatin remodeling. A physical interaction between MeCP2, histone deacetylases and the(More)
The neurologic disorder Rett syndrome was originally described exclusively in girls. We present two boys with clinical features of Rett syndrome. Other than head circumference deceleration, no longer considered mandatory, patient 1 meets all of the criteria. Using fluorescent in situ hybridization analysis, 97.6% of cells were found to be karyotypically(More)
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