Jeanne M. Meck

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The tissue of origin of the cell line MDA-MB-435 has been a matter of debate since analysis of DNA microarray data led Ross et al. (2000, Nat Genet 24(3):227–235) to suggest they might be of melanocyte origin due to their similarity to melanoma cell lines. We have previously shown that MDA-MB-435 cells maintained in multiple laboratories are of common(More)
KBG syndrome (OMIM 148050) is a very rare genetic disorder characterized by macrodontia, distinctive craniofacial abnormalities, short stature, intellectual disability, skeletal, and neurologic involvement. Approximately 60 patients have been reported since it was first described in 1975. Recently mutations in ANKRD11 have been documented in patients with(More)
Despite major advances in molecular cytogenetics during the past decade and the important diagnostic role that fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) plays in the characterization of chromosomal abnormalities, the usefulness of this technique remains limited by the number of spectrally distinguishable fluorochromes or fluorochrome combinations.(More)
Holoprosencephaly (HPE) is the most common malformation of the human forebrain. When a clinician identifies a patient with HPE, a routine chromosome analysis is often the first genetic test sent for laboratory analysis in order to assess for a structural or numerical chromosome anomaly. An abnormality of chromosome number is overall the most frequently(More)
A subtle balanced translocation involving the terminal regions of 1q and 3p was identified in a large family by high-resolution karyotype analysis and confirmed by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis. In this family, segregation of a balanced t(1:3)(q42.3;p25) chromosome translocation led to two types of viable unbalanced complements. The(More)
Unbalanced chromosomal translocations may present with a variety of clinical and laboratory findings and provide insight into the functions of genes on the involved chromosomal segments. A 9 year-old boy presented to our clinic with Factor VII deficiency, microcephaly, a seizure disorder, multiple midline abnormalities (agenesis of the corpus callosum,(More)
The authors report on a young girl with generalized developmental deficits originally thought to be caused by an unusual reaction to DPT vaccination. At the age of 4(1/2) years, chromosome analysis showed that the terminus of the short arm of chromosome 9 had extra material believed to originate from 7p terminus, thus she was considered to be trisomic for a(More)
We describe a 38-year-old adult who has a supernumerary marker chromosome in 40% of metaphase cells which was identified by reverse in situ hybridization with a DNA probe made by microdissection to be derived from chromosome 17. The breakpoints are estimated by G-banding and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) to consist of the region from 17p11.1 to(More)
Human keratinocytes were cotransfected with the FBJ/R v-fos oncogene and the HPV-18 genome and selected on the basis of their resistance to inducers of terminal differentiation. Unlike keratinocytes immortalized by HPV-18 DNA alone, the HPV-18/v-fos transformants exhibited prominent intracellular vacuolization and formed progressively growing, squamous cell(More)