Kikue Terada Abe

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BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 6 is common among patients from Southeast Asia and the surrounding regions, where HCV prevalence is also high. HCV genotype 6 has great genetic diversity and different response to antiviral therapy compared with the more commonly known genotype 1. AIM Our goal was to provide a systematic review of the current(More) Updated information and services can be found at: These include: References Article cited in: This article cites 20 articles, 4 of which can be accessed free at: service Email alerting the top(More)
The most frequent inherited peripheral neuropathy is the peripheral myelin protein 22 (PMP22) gene related disease. Duplication, deletion, and point mutations in that gene are associated with phenotypic variability. Here we report a family carrying a novel mutation in the PMP22 gene (c. 327C>A), which results in a premature stop codon (Cys109stop). The(More)
Craniosynostosis caused by genetic factors includes a heterogeneous group of over 100 syndromes, most with autosomal dominant inheritance. Mutations in five genes (FGFR1-, -2, -3, TWIST, and MSX2) causing craniosynostosis as the main clinical feature were described. In most of these conditions, there are also limb malformations. We report a two-generation(More)
FOXG1 syndrome is caused by FOXG1 intragenic point mutations, or by long-range position effects (LRPE) of intergenic structural variants. However, the size of the FOXG1 regulatory landscape is uncertain, because the associated topologically associating domain (TAD) in fibroblasts is split into two domains in embryonic stem cells (hESC). Indeed, it has been(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the cardiovascular findings and clinical follow-up of patients with Williams-Beuren syndrome. METHODS We studied 20 patients (11 males, mean age at diagnosis: 5.9 years old), assessed for cardiovascular abnormalities with electrocardiography and Doppler echocardiography. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) was used to confirm(More)
Benign cartilaginous tumors represent a spectrum of neoplastic processes with variable clinical and pathologic presentations. These tumors are histologically characterized by the presence of chondrocytes surrounded by a cartilaginous matrix. Few studies describe karyotypic abnormalities in these benign lesions. We report a series of 14 chondromas from a(More)