Jin-lan Chen

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SCN5A mutations have been reported to underlie a variety of inherited arrhythmias, while the complex overlapping phenotype, especially with congenital heart disease (CHD), is rarely reported. The 48-year-old proband underwent a recent syncope during rest. A CHD (tetralogy of Fallot) and conduction disease was revealed by echocardiogram and ultrasonic(More)
BACKGROUND Ongoing studies using genomic microarrays and next-generation sequencing have demonstrated that the genetic contributions to cardiovascular diseases have been significantly ignored in the past. The aim of this study was to identify rare copy number variants in individuals with congenital pulmonary atresia (PA). METHODS AND RESULTS Based on the(More)
13q deletion syndrome is a rare genetic disorder caused by deletions of the long arm of chromosome 13. Patients with 13q deletion display a variety of phenotypic features. We describe a one-year-old female patient with congenital heart defects (CHD), facial anomalies, development and mental retardation. We identified a 12.75Mb deletion in chromosome region(More)
RASopathies are a group of disorders related to Noonan syndrome that with dysregulated RAS-mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway. Noonan syndrome (NS, OMIM# 163950) is a both phenotypically and genotypically variable disorder. We and other researchers have demonstrated that copy number variations underlie a small percentage of patients(More)
Noonan syndrome (NS) is a clinically variable and genetically heterogeneous disorder with congenital heart defects (CHD), short stature, and craniofacial dysmorphisms. Gain-of-function mutations in RAF1 can cause NS and the highly related NS with multiple lentigines (previously known as LEOPARD syndrome). Here we report on a 15-year-old male with NS(More)
Interstitial duplications of 8q12 encompassing CHD7 have recently been described as a new microduplication syndrome. Three 8q12 duplications have been reported with shared recognizable phenotype: Duane anomaly, developmental delay and dysmorphic facial features. We identified a 2.7 Mb duplication on chromosome 8q12 with SNP-array in a patient with growth(More)
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of birth defects, and its etiology is not completely understood. Atrial septal defect (ASD) is one of the most common defects of CHD. Previous studies have demonstrated that mutations in the transcription factor T-box 20 (TBX20) contribute to congenital ASD. Whole-exome sequencing in combination with a(More)
Chromosome region 10q22.3-q23.3 contains several low copy repeats (LCRs) and is prone to recombination. Deletions with breakpoints within LCR3 and LCR4 have been described to be associated with intellectual disability and dysmorphic features, while the reciprocal duplications are rarely reported. We present an additional case with multiple congenital(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of early environment on the learning-memory ability of rats and the expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and its receptor, tyrosine kinase receptor B (TrkB), and to explore the influence of early environment on development of rat brain in developing stage and possible regulation mechanisms. METHODS(More)