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Alström syndrome is a monogenic recessive disorder featuring an array of clinical manifestations, with systemic fibrosis and multiple organ involvement, including retinal degeneration, hearing loss, childhood obesity, diabetes mellitus, dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), urological dysfunction, and pulmonary, hepatic, and renal failure. We evaluated a large(More)
Alström syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by pigmentary retinal degeneration, sensorineural hearing loss, childhood obesity, non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia and chronic nephropathy. Features occasionally observed include acanthosis nigricans, hypogonadism, hypothyroidism, alopecia, short stature and(More)
Alström Syndrome is an autosomal recessive, single gene disorder caused by mutations in ALMS1 (Chr 2p13), a novel gene of currently unknown molecular function. Alström Syndrome is multisystemic, with cone-rod retinal dystrophy leading to juvenile blindness, sensorineural hearing loss, obesity, insulin resistance with hyperinsulinemia, and type 2 diabetes(More)
We describe a large Acadian kindred including 8 Alstrom Syndrome (AS) patients, with an age range of 4 to 26 at the time of clinical assessment. The affected subjects come from 5 nuclear families within this kindred. The phenotype includes early childhood retinopathy, progressive sensorineural hearing loss, truncal obesity, and acanthosis nigricans. In(More)
The recombinant inbred (RI) set of strains, AXB and BXA, derived from C57BL/6J and A/J, originally constructed and maintained at the University of California/San Diego, have been imported into The Jackson Laboratory and are now in the 29th to 59th generation of brother-sister matings. Genetic quality control testing with 45 proviral and 11 biochemical(More)
Alström Syndrome is a life-threatening disease characterized primarily by numerous metabolic abnormalities, retinal degeneration, cardiomyopathy, kidney and liver disease, and sensorineural hearing loss. The cellular localization of the affected protein, ALMS1, has suggested roles in ciliary function and/or ciliogenesis. We have investigated the role of(More)
Alström syndrome is a homogeneous autosomal recessive disorder that is characterized by childhood obesity associated with hyperinsulinemia, chronic hyperglycemia and neurosensory deficits. The gene involved in Alström syndrome probably interacts with genetic modifiers, as subsets of affected individuals present with additional features such as dilated(More)
BACKGROUND Alström syndrome is a recessively inherited genetic disorder characterized by congenital retinal dystrophy that leads to blindness, hearing impairment, childhood obesity, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. We provide new details on cardiologic, hepatic, gastrointestinal, urologic, pulmonary, and neurobehavioral phenotypes in(More)
Mutations in the human ALMS1 gene cause Alström syndrome (AS), a progressive disease characterized by neurosensory deficits and by metabolic defects including childhood obesity, hyperinsulinemia and Type 2 diabetes. Other features that are more variable in expressivity include dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertriglyceridemia, hypercholesterolemia, scoliosis,(More)
To investigate the dependence of HDL quantitative trait loci (QTL) on sex and diet, we generated a large intercross population of mice from parental strains SM/J and NZB/BlNJ. We measured HDL levels in progeny fed a chow diet and measured them again after 6, 12, and 16 weeks of feeding a high-fat, high-cholesterol diet. QTL analysis was performed on the 260(More)