Jacquie Greenberg

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Usher syndrome type I is characterized by congenital hearing loss, retinitis pigmentosa (RP), and variable vestibular areflexia. Usher syndrome type ID, one of seven Usher syndrome type I genetic localizations, have been mapped to a chromosomal interval that overlaps with a nonsyndromic-deafness localization, DFNB12. Mutations in CDH23, a gene that encodes(More)
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a genetically heterogeneous disorder characterized by progressive degeneration of the peripheral retina leading to night blindness and loss of visual fields. With an incidence of approximately 1 in 4000, RP can be inherited in X-linked, autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive modes. The RP13 locus for autosomal dominant RP(More)
BACKGROUND Although there is a high incidence of tendon injury as a result of participation in physical activity, the mechanisms responsible for such injuries are poorly understood. Investigators have suggested that some people may have a genetic predisposition to develop tendon injuries; in particular, genes on the tip of the long arm of chromosome 9(More)
Usher syndrome type I is an autosomal recessive disorder marked by hearing loss, vestibular areflexia, and retinitis pigmentosa. Six Usher I genetic subtypes at loci USH1A-USH1F have been reported. The MYO7A gene is responsible for USH1B, the most common subtype. In our analysis, 151 families with Usher I were screened by linkage and mutation analysis.(More)
Waardenburg syndrome (WS) is a dominantly inherited and clinically variable syndrome of deafness, pigmentary changes, and distinctive facial features. Clinically, WS type I (WS1) is differentiated from WS type II (WS2) by the high frequency of dystopia canthorum in the family. In some families, WS is caused by mutations in the PAX3 gene on chromosome 2q. We(More)
This study of allelic association using three intra- and two extragenic markers within 150 kb of the Huntington disease (HD) mutation has provided evidence for linkage disequilibrium for four of five markers. Haplotype analysis of 67 HD families using markers in strong linkage disequilibrium with HD identified two haplotypes underlying 77.6% of HD(More)
Retinitis pigmentosa is one of the most common causes of severe visual handicap in middle to late life. Prior to this report, seven loci had previously been mapped for the autosomal dominant form of this disorder (adRP). We now report the identification of a novel adRP locus on chromosome 17q. To map the new locus, we performed linkage analysis with(More)
Hemophilia A and B are X-linked recessive inherited bleeding disorders that have a profound impact on the family of affected individuals. Education is vital to enable women to appreciate the implications of being a carrier and the implications for a prospective child. Prior research has shown that cultural, socio-economic and linguistic issues in South(More)
The success of genetic research studies depend on patients' willingness to participate. It is thus important to explore the attitudes of individuals that participate in such studies. This study used qualitative methods to explore how individuals with inherited retinal degenerative disorders (RDD) perceived participating in genetic research and subsequently(More)
Juvenile Huntington disease (HD), characterised by onset of symptoms before the age of 20 with rigidity and intellectual decline, is associated with a predominance of affected fathers. In order to investigate the molecular basis for the observed parental effect, we have analysed the CAG trinucleotide repeat within the HD gene in 42 juvenile onset cases from(More)