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Mutations in GJB2 encoding the gap junction protein connexin-26 (Cx26) have been established as the basis of autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing loss. The involvement of GJB2 in autosomal dominant deafness has also been proposed, although the putative mutation identified in one family with both deafness and palmoplantar keratoderma has recently been(More)
PURPOSE Copy number variants have emerged as a major cause of human disease such as autism and intellectual disabilities. Because copy number variants are common in normal individuals, determining the functional and clinical significance of rare copy number variants in patients remains challenging. The adoption of whole-genome chromosomal microarray(More)
PURPOSE Mutations in the transcription factor IRF6 cause allelic autosomal dominant clefting syndromes, Van der Woude syndrome, and popliteal pterygium syndrome. We compared the distribution of IRF6 coding and splice-site mutations from 549 families with Van der Woude syndrome or popliteal pterygium syndrome with that of variants from the 1000 Genomes and(More)
Epidermolytic hyperkeratosis is an autosomal dominant disorder affecting the structural integrity of the suprabasal layers of human epidermis. We have recently documented in one family linkage of the disease phenotype to the cluster of type II keratins. We have now identified a leucine----proline amino acid substitution in the conserved H1 subdomain of(More)
I n 1977, Birt, Hogg, and Dube described a kindred in which 15 of 70 members over three generations exhibited multiple, small, grey skin coloured, dome shaped papules distributed over the face, neck, and upper trunk inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern. 1 Histological examination of these lesions showed fibrofolliculomas, trichodiscomas, and(More)
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