Ingrid Patricia Dávalos

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The C677T mutation of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene, associated with the thermolabile form of the enzyme, has reportedly been found to be increased in neural-tube defects (NTD), though this association is still unclear. A group of 107 mestizo parents of NTD children and five control populations: 101 mestizo (M), 50 Huichol (H), 38(More)
The etiology of preeclampsia is still a matter of controversy. An association between hyperhomocysteinemia and preeclamptic patients has been described. A common missense mutation in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene is associated with increased plasma homocysteine concentrations. In addition, the polymorphism of gene encoding for Factor(More)
The reproductive history of 100 women with at least 1 child with a neural tube defect (NTD) has been studied. The data analyzed correspond to the period previous to their first visit to a genetic counseling service. A total of 204 pregnancies resulted in 205 outcomes. Of the 100 sibships, 14 (14%) had more than 1 affected member. The pregnancy was shorter(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the prototype of the rheumatic diseases worldwide. Methotrexate (MTX) is the drug of first choice in the treatment of this disease due to its immunosuppressant effect. However, side events are present in 30% of the patients. The C677T and A1298C polymorphisms of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene are involved(More)
The goal of this project was to identify families with autosomal dominant hypercholesterolemia (ADH) to facilitate early detection and treatment and to provide genetic counselling as well as to approximate the mutational diversity of ADH in Mexico. Mutational analysis of the LDLR and APOB genes in 62 index cases with a clinical and/or biochemical diagnosis(More)
The Floating-Harbor syndrome (FHS) is clinically characterized by short stature, retarded speech development, delayed bone age, typical facies, bulbous nose, wide columella, thin lips. Four cases with celiac disease have been described previously. In two other cases, autosomal dominant inheritance has been suggested. We describe a boy aged 2 years 11 months(More)
BACKGROUND Hypotrichosis simplex of the scalp (HSS; MIM 146520) is a rare autosomal dominant form of non-syndromic alopecia that affects men and women equally. Up to now, only a small number of families with HSS have been reported. The affected individuals experience a diffuse progressing hair loss from childhood to adulthood that is confined to the scalp.(More)
MTHFR polymorphisms C677T and A1298C are associated with reduced MTHFR enzyme activity and hyperhomocysteinemia, which has been associated with osteoporosis. The A163G polymorphism in osteoprotegerin (OPG) has been studied in osteoporosis with controversial results. The objective of the present study was to investigate the association(s) among MTHFR C677T,(More)
We report on a 3-generation pedigree in which an inverted unstable Y chromosome had no phenotypical or reproductive repercussion despite a sizable proportion of secondary aneuploidies (mainly 45, X cells) in lymphocytes. This chromosome was metacentric and had a single Cd-positive primary constriction, but occasionally assumed a normal acrocentric aspect.(More)
We report on ade novo interstitial deletion of (6)(q15q22.2) in a 5-year-old boy with developmental delay, microcephaly, facial dysmorphism, cryptorchidism, congenital heart defect, and split-hand malformation. Previous reports and this patient suggest that 6q21 may contain a gene or genes related either directly or indirectly to limb development.