Laia Rodríguez-Revenga

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Despite considerable excitement over the potential functional significance of copy-number variants (CNVs), we still lack knowledge of the fine-scale architecture of the large majority of CNV regions in the human genome. In this study, we used a high-resolution array-based comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) platform that targeted known CNV regions of(More)
Within the past few years, there has been a significant change in identifying and characterizing the FMR1 premutation associated phenotypes. The premutation has been associated with elevated FMR1 mRNA levels and slight to moderate reductions in FMRP levels. Furthermore, it has been established that approximately 20% of female premutation carriers present(More)
BACKGROUND Cutis laxa is an extremely rare disorder characterized by marked skin laxity. Few cases of cutis laxa have been described worldwide. Clinical presentation and mode of inheritance show considerable heterogeneity; autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, and X-linked recessive forms have been reported. Only 3 mutations in the elastin gene have been(More)
X-linked mental retardation (XLMR) is an extremely heterogeneous condition that account for 15-25% of all mentally retarded patients. The number of genes newly reported in relation with this condition has been rapidly increased in the past years. One of the latest is called Jumonji AT-rich interactive domain 1C (JARID1C). This gene encodes for a member of a(More)
Over the past few years, the application of whole-genome scanning array technologies has catalyzed the appreciation of a new form of submicroscopic genomic imbalances, referred to as copy number variants. Copy number variants contribute substantially to genetic diversity and result from gains and losses of genomic regions that are 1000 base pairs in size or(More)
OBJECTIVE The association between FMR1 premutation and ovarian dysfunction has been widely studied, and many factors such as the repeat tract size, the sequence organization of the CGG repeat tract, the parental origin of the premutation, and the FMR1 mRNA levels have been examined. X-chromosome inactivation has also been studied as a risk factor, but the(More)
Genomic rearrangements of chromosome 15q11-q13 are responsible for diverse phenotypes including intellectual disabilities and autism. 15q11.2 deletion, implicating common PWS/AS breakpoints BP1-BP2, has been described in patients with delayed motor and speech development and behavioural problems. Here we report the clinical and molecular characterisation of(More)
OBJECTIVES Fragile-X premutation carriers have been considered asymptomatic patients for a long time. It has been, however, demonstrated that the premutation is also involved in clinical pathology, such as premature ovarian failure, the fragile-X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome, and a distinct neurocognitive and behavioral phenotype, which includes(More)
Aproximately 5–10% of cases of mental retardation in males are due to copy number variations (CNV) on the X chromosome. Novel technologies, such as array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH), may help to uncover cryptic rearrangements in X-linked mental retardation (XLMR) patients. We have constructed an X-chromosome tiling path array using bacterial(More)
Fragile X syndrome is the commonest familial form of inherited mental retardation. The molecular defect is an expansion of the CGG trinucleotide repeats in the 5' untranslated region of the FMR1 gene that is inherited in an unstable fashion in fragile X families. In an attempt to provide more information about the CGG tract intergenerational variation, we(More)