Kiyoshi Kikkawa

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The regional localization of the gene coding for soluble acid phosphatase (ACP1) has been under debate in the two different chromosome regions, 2p23 or 2p25. Gene dosage studies in a case with a karyotype of 46,XX,dir dup(2) (p25.1→p25.3) showed that the ACP1 activity was increased to 1.4 times the mean value of normal individuals with the same ACP1(More)
Gene dosage effects for catalase (CAT) were studied in two unrelated patients with an interstitial deletion involving 11p13 to determine precisely the sites of the genes for CAT and the Wilms tumor—aniridia, genitourinary abnormalities, and mental retardation triad (WAGR) in the 11p13 band. Case 1 had the aniridia-Wilms tumor association, and case 2 showed(More)
Gene dosage effects for soluble isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH1) were investigated in four unrelated cases with abnormalities involving the long arm of chromosome 2. Case 1 was trisomic for 2q33.3→qter, Case 2 monosomic for 2q33.3→q35, Case 3 trisomic for 2q11.2→q24.2, and Case 4 monosomic for 2q23→q24.2. These abnormalities were de novo except in Case 1,(More)
Two patients with monosomy for the distal portion of the short arm of chromosome 3 are described. Chromosome analysis on prometaphase cells demonstrated a karyotype of 46,XX,del(3) (p25.3) in one patient and 46,XX,r(3)(p26.1q29) in the other. The former patient showed characteristic clinical manifestations of the 3p- syndrome, including growth failure,(More)
Craniosynostosis (CRS) is frequently seen in the del(7p) syndrome, and the gene for this cranial anomaly (CRS1) has been assigned to 7p21. We present a 3-year-old boy with CRS involving the sagittal and coronal sutures, who had a de novo and apparently balanced translocation, t(6;7)(q16.2;p15.3). Southern blot analysis of several loci on 7p14-->pter showed(More)
A de novo and apparently balanced complex chromosome rearrangement (CCR) was found in monozygotic (MZ) twin infants with multiple congenital anomalies. The rearrangement involved 4 chromosomes with 6 breakpoints including 2p23, 2q13, 2q21.1, 3p23, 11q13.1, and 12q24.1. This seems to be the first report of a CCR in MZ twins. The relationship between this(More)