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BACKGROUND Ataxia with oculomotor apraxia type 2 (AOA2) is an autosomal recessive disease caused by SETX mutations in 9q34 resulting in cerebellar ataxia in association with peripheral neuropathy, cerebellar atrophy on imaging, an elevated alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) serum level, and occasional oculomotor apraxia. OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical and(More)
Coffin-Lowry syndrome (CLS) is a rare but well-documented X-linked disorder characterized by small size, developmental delay/mental retardation, and characteristic facial and skeletal findings in affected males. The phenotype in affected females is far more variable and can include developmental differences, obesity, and characteristic facial and skeletal(More)
We have used sections of adult mouse brain to determine whether antibodies specific for oligodendroglia (anti-carbonic anhydrase II, CA II; anti-galactocerebroside, GC; anti-myelin basic protein, MBP) and astroglia (anti-glial fibrillary acidic protein, GFAP; anti-S 100 protein) are suitable for quantitative studies of the proliferation and subsequent(More)
BACKGROUND Friedreich ataxia (FA) is the most frequent type of autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxia, occurring at a mean age of 16 years. Nearly 98% of patients with FA present with homozygous GAA expansions in the FXN gene. The remaining patients are compound heterozygous for an expansion and a point mutation. Patients who are compound heterozygous for an(More)
Recent investigations identified a large deletion of the GJB6 gene in trans to a mutation of GJB2 in deaf patients. We looked for GJB2 mutations and GJB6 deletions in 255 French patients presenting with a phenotype compatible with DFNB1. 32% of the patients had biallelic GJB2 mutations and 6% were a heterozygous for a GJB2 mutation and a GJB6 deletion.(More)
Jennifer J. Facher, Elizabeth J. Regier, Gretta H. Jacobs, Ernest Siwik, Jean-Pierre Delaunoy, and Nathaniel H. Robin* Center for Human Genetics, Department of Genetics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio Department of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine,(More)
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