Kirti Mittal

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Mirror movements (MRMV) are involuntary movements on one side of the body that mirror voluntary movements on the opposite side. Congenital mirror movement disorder is a rare, typically autosomal-dominant disorder, although it has been suspected that some sporadic cases may be due to recessive inheritance. Using a linkage analysis and a candidate gene(More)
The overwhelming majority of Rett syndrome cases are caused by mutations in the gene MECP2. MECP2 has two isoforms, termed MECP2_e1 and MECP2_e2, which differ in their N-terminal amino acid sequences. A growing body of evidence has indicated that MECP2_e1 may be the etiologically relevant isoform in Rett Syndrome based on its expression profile in the brain(More)
In this study, we have performed autozygosity mapping on a large consanguineous Pakistani family segregating with intellectual disability. We identified two large regions of homozygosity-by-descent (HBD) on 16q12.2–q21 and 16q24.1–q24.3. Whole exome sequencing (WES) was performed on an affected individual from the family, but initially, no obvious mutation(More)
Rett syndrome (RTT) is a severe, progressive, neurodevelopmental disorder predominantly observed in females that leads to intellectual disability. Mutations and gross rearrangements in MECP2 account for a large proportion of cases with RTT. A limited number of twin pairs with RTT have also been reported in literature. We investigated 13 year old,(More)
We have used single-nucleotide polymorphism microarray genotyping and homozygosity-by-descent (HBD) mapping followed by Sanger sequencing or whole-exome sequencing (WES) to identify causative mutations in three consanguineous families with intellectual disability (ID) related to thyroid dyshormonogenesis (TDH). One family was found to have a shared HBD(More)
Dendritic spines represent the major site of neuronal activity in the brain; they serve as the receiving point for neurotransmitters and undergo rapid activity-dependent morphological changes that correlate with learning and memory. Using a combination of homozygosity mapping and next-generation sequencing in two consanguineous families affected by(More)
Dévina C Ung♯, Giovanni Iacono♯, Hamid Méziane♯, Emmanuelle Blanchard, MarieAmélie Papon, Martijn Selten, Jon-Ruben van Rhijn, Rodrick Montjean, Julien Rucci, Stéphane Martin, Andrew Fleet, Marie-Christine Birling, Sylviane Marouillat, Ronald Roepman, Mohammed Selloum, Aline Lux, Rose-Anne Thépault, Paul Hamel, Kirti Mittal, John B Vincent, Olivier(More)
Synapse development and neuronal activity represent fundamental processes for the establishment of cognitive function. Structural organization as well as signalling pathways from receptor stimulation to gene expression regulation are mediated by synaptic activity and misregulated in neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and(More)
BACKGROUND Mutations in MECP2 are the main cause of Rett Syndrome. To date, no pathogenic synonymous MECP2 mutation has yet been identified. Here, we investigated a de novo synonymous variant c.48C>T (p.Gly16Gly) identified in a girl presenting with a typical RTT phenotype. METHODS In silico analyses to predict the effects of sequence variation on mRNA(More)
There are two known mRNA degradation pathways, 3' to 5' and 5' to 3'. We identified likely pathogenic variants in two genes involved in these two pathways in individuals with intellectual disability. In a large family with multiple branches, we identified biallelic variants in DCPS in three affected individuals; a splice site variant (c.636+1G>A) that(More)