Josepha Yeshaya

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The study of neurogenetic microdeletion syndromes provides an insight into the developmental psychopathology of psychiatric disorders. The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of psychiatric disorders, especially obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), in patients with velocardiofacial syndrome (VCFS), a 22q11 microdeletion syndrome. Forty-three(More)
Velocardiofacial syndrome (VCFS) is caused by a microdeletion in chromosome 22 and is a risk factor for the development of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. The catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT), residing in the 22q11.2 microdeletion region, is a major candidate gene for genetic susceptibility to neuropsychiatric disorders in VCFS.(More)
Signal segmentation and classification of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) images are essential for the detection of cytogenetic abnormalities. Since current methods are limited to dot-like signal analysis, we propose a methodology for segmentation and classification of dot and non-dot-like signals. First, nuclei are segmented from their background(More)
We describe a girl who presented at the age of 11 years with short stature. She had female external genitalia and some clinical features of Turner syndrome. At laparotomy a uterus and Fallopian tubes and small gonad-like tissue masses in the region of the Fallopian fimbria were found. The tissue masses were removed and histological examination revealed no(More)
X-chromosome inactivation and the size of the CGG repeat number are assumed to play a role in the clinical, physical, and behavioral phenotype of female carriers of a mutated FMR1 allele. In view of the tight relationship between replication timing and the expression of a given DNA sequence, we have examined the replication timing of FMR1 alleles on active(More)
Solving a multiclass classification task using a small imbalanced database of patterns of high dimension is difficult due to the curse-of-dimensionality and the bias of the training toward the majority classes. Such a problem has arisen while diagnosing genetic abnormalities by classifying a small database of fluorescence in situ hybridization signals of(More)
Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is a subtype of acute leukemia that is characterized by typical morphology, bleeding events and distinct chromosomal aberrations, usually the t(15;17)(q22;q21) translocation. Approximately 9% of APL patients harbor other translocations involving chromosome 17, such as the t(11;17)(q23;q21), t(5;17)(q35;q12-21),(More)
The temporal order of allelic replication is interrelated to the epigenomic profile. A significant epigenetic marker is the asynchronous replication of monoallelically-expressed genes versus the synchronous replication of biallelically-expressed genes. The present study sought to determine whether a microdeletion in the genome affects epigenetic profiles of(More)
BACKGROUND Microdeletions of various sizes in the 2p16.1-p15 chromosomal region have been grouped together under the 2p16.1-p15 microdeletion syndrome. Children with this syndrome generally share certain features including microcephaly, developmental delay, facial dysmorphism, urogenital and skeletal abnormalities. We present a child with a de-novo(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the rate of chromosomal cytogenetic abnormalities in fetuses with late onset abnormal sonographic findings. DESIGN Retrospective cohort of women who underwent amniocentesis at or beyond 23 weeks of gestation, for fetal karyotype and chromosomal microarray analysis, indicated due to late onset abnormal sonographic findings. RESULTS(More)