J. F. Mattei

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Recombinant plasmid clone B74 (also named D18S3) containing a human single-copy DNA segment of 6 kilobases (kb) was localized by in situ hybridization on band p113 of chromosome 18. This probe was then used in cytogenetic diagnosis to identify precisely a small supernumerary chromosome as an isochromosome i(18p).
One of the commonest forms of X-linked mental retardation is associated with a fragile site at Xq27 on the human X chromosome which can be visualised structurally after culturing cells in folate-deficient media. Unusually, the mutation can be transmitted through a phenotypically normal male. There is already some evidence that the gene loci for G6PD and(More)
There were 18 individuals found to have a constitutional chromosome fragility causing an increase in break frequency. For each chromosome the breakpoint is always the same, whether it involves chromosomes from the same person, the same family, or different families. The fragile points are bands 10q24, 12q13, 16q21, 17p12, and Xq27. Autosomal constitutional(More)
A cDNA probe corresponding to mRNA encoding human uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase (URO-D) was used to determine the chromosomal localization of the URO-D gene in the human genome. In agreement with previous studies, we have found that the locus for URO-D is located on chromosome 1 in hybrid cell mapping panels. The use of in sity hybridization allowed us to(More)
The coagulation factor IX gene and two other polymorphic loci corresponding to DNA probes 52 A and St 14 have been previously localized in the q27 to qter region of the human X chromosome. In order to study their localization with respect to the fragile site at Xq27-28, we have hybridized the three DNA probes to metaphase chromosomes of a boy with fragile X(More)
A chromosome 15 anomaly was observed in 12 of 20 patients, 17 of whom were clinically suspected of having Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). The clinical features of eight cases with 15q11-12 deletion were very similar to those originally described in PWS. On the other hand, the group of normal karyotype patients is heterogeneous, and their features do not(More)
Use of high resolution R-banding patterns led to the identification of partial trisomy 21 involving the sub-band 21q223 in a 4-year-old girl. Despite the dissociation of certain clinical features, the phenotypic signs, especially dysmorphism and encephalopathy, were highly suggestive of trisomy 21. Superoxide dismutase A activity was found to be in the(More)
The authors discuss the clinical and cytogenetic problems raised in two new cases of X-chromosome translocations. The first case involves a child who presented marked growth retardation, behavioral anomalies, and discrete facial malformations at age 3 months. Chromosome analysis revealed the presence of a translocation between a 22 and X chromosome(More)
A new case of total monosomy 21 in a newborn is described. The diagnosis was first made using the cytogenetic data; it was then confirmed by the dosage of copper-superoxide dismutase (SOD-1) which showed a 50% decrease. In situ hybridization with a probe previously assigned to chromosome 21 was used to rule out the possibility of a partial monosomy with an(More)
Breakpoint distribution was studied from cultured lymphocytes on 7653 metaphases from 524 subjects whose karyotypes were normal. The mean break rate was 5% in both sexes. The frequency increased significantly after 40 years and varied during the year. The location of the breaks was very different from the expected random distribution. The break frequency(More)