Katsuhiko Tachibana

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Antley-Bixler syndrome (ABS) is characterized by skeletal defects including craniosynostosis and radiohumeral synostosis. Although mutations in the FGFR2 gene have been found in some patients called ABS, genetic heterogeneity of this syndrome has been proposed. We have previously reported three ABS patients with unique abnormalities in steroidogenesis(More)
We report on molecular and clinical findings in 10 Japanese patients (four males and six females) from eight families (two pairs of siblings and six isolated cases) with Antley-Bixler syndrome accompanied by abnormal genitalia and/or impaired steroidogenesis. Direct sequencing was performed for all the 15 exons of cytochrome P450 oxidoreductase gene (POR),(More)
We report on the clinical and molecular findings in 25 males and three females with Kallmann syndrome (KS) aged 10-53 yr. Ten males were from five families, and the remaining 15 males and three females were apparently sporadic cases. Molecular studies were performed for Kallmann syndrome 1 (KAL1) and fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1, also known as(More)
This study concerns the significance of nuclear/cytoplasmic expression of beta-catenin and mutation of the beta-catenin gene in craniopharyngiomas. Fourteen adamantinomatous type and one squamous papillary type craniopharyngiomas were studied. Histologically, 13 of 14 adamantinomatous type craniopharyngiomas showed typical features, ie mixtures of(More)
The phenotypes of chromosomal 22q11.2 microdeletion are quite variable among individuals and hypoparathyroidism (HP) constitutes a definite portion of the clinical spectrum. For the correct diagnosis and pertinent follow up of the HP children due to del22q11.2, we tried to delineate the clinical characteristics of such patients. By employing fluorescence in(More)
Congenital absence of the portal vein (CAPV) is a rare anomaly in which the intestinal and splenic venous drainage bypasses the liver and drains into the systemic veins through various venous shunts. In patients with CAPV, the portosystemic shunting causes disruption of the enterohepatic circulation and leads to various clinical manifestations. CAPV can be(More)
We report clinical and molecular findings in 15 Japanese mosaic females with r(X) chromosomes, 45,X/46,X,r(X), confirmed by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis for DXZ1 and whole X chromosome painting. Cases 1–3, 5–7, and 11–13 had mental retardation (MR), the remaining cases being free from MR. FISH analysis showed that XIST was absent from(More)
We evaluated the effect of leuprorelin treatment on adult height (AH) and followed recovery of reproductive function in 63 girls and 13 boys with central precocious puberty (CPP). Mean treatment durations were 3.8 +/- 2.0 and 4.1 +/- 2.5 yr, and posttreatment follow-up durations were 3.5 +/- 1.3 and 2.6 +/- 1.1 yr for girls and boys, respectively. AH was(More)
BACKGROUND Antley-Bixler syndrome (ABS) is characterized mainly by abnormal skeletal morphogenesis such as craniosynostosis and radiohumeral synostosis, and by ambiguous genitalia in some cases. The mechanisms resulting in these deformities have not been determined. METHODS The adrenal and gonadal function of three Japanese ABS patients were evaluated.(More)
We report here on a girl and her father with HDR syndrome (Hypoparathyroidism, sensorineural Deafness and Renal anomaly syndrome). The proband, an 11 year-old girl, complained of periodic tetany lasting for 6 years, and also used a hearing aid because of sensorineural hearing impairment. Furthermore, she had hemimegalencephaly, and had been taking an(More)