Laura Barbierato

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We characterized by fluorescence in situ hybridization and Southern blotting 14 partial Xq monosomies, 11 due to terminal deletions and 3 secondary to X/autosome translocations. Three cases were mosaics with a XO cell line. In view of the possible role played by telomeres in chromosome segregation, we hypothesize a relationship between the loss of telomeric(More)
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is a hereditary neuromuscular disorder transmitted in an autosomal dominant fashion. FSHD has been located by linkage analysis in the most distal part of chromosome 4q. The disease is associated with deletions within a 3.2 kb tandem repeat sequence, D4Z4. We have studied a family in which an abnormal chromosome(More)
A ring chromosome 3 and a 47th chromosome formed by the portions of 3p and 3q distal to the r(3) breakpoints were found in a girl with mental retardation and minor facial anomalies. The supernumerary chromosome 3, rea(3), had a primary constriction inside its 3p portion (3p23) and was consistently stable both in lymphocytes and fibroblasts. In situ(More)
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is a progressive hereditary neuromuscular disorder, transmitted in an autosomal dominant fashion. Its clinical expression is highly variable, ranging from almost asymptomatic subjects to wheelchair dependent patients. The molecular defect has been linked to chromosome 4q35 markers and has been related to(More)
We report two unrelated women with gonadal dysgenesis, and a (6;15)(p21.3;q15) and a (8;9)(p11.2;q12) balanced translocation, respectively. The patients were of normal stature and showed no phenotypic abnormality or malformation other than ovarian failure. We are not aware of other reports of balanced autosomal translocations associated with gonadal(More)
The gene for beta-isopropylmalate dehydrogenase (EC 1.1.1.85) of Spirulina platensis (leuB) was cloned from a lambda EMBL3 genomic library by heterologous hybridization using the Nostoc UCD 7801 leuB gene as a probe. The sequence of the entire leuB coding region was determined as well as 645 bp of 5' flanking region and 956 bp of 3' flanking region. DNA(More)
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is a progressive hereditary neuromuscular disorder, transmitted in an autosomal dominant fashion. Its clinical expression is highly variable, ranging from almost asymptomatic subjects to wheelchair dependent patients. The molecular defect has been linked to chromosome 4q35 markers and has been related to(More)
The enzyme acetohydroxy acid synthase (AHS), which catalyses the first common step in the biosynthesis of isoleucine, leucine and valine, has been demonstrated to be present in Spirulina platensis in two isoenzymic forms. The complete nucleotide sequences of the genes ilvX and ilvW encoding these two enzymes have been determined. Sequence analysis revealed(More)
We report on a girl with a de novo inverted duplication of chromosome 8 (q21.2-q22.3) associated with a mild phenotype. We were able to establish the maternal origin of the rearranged chromosome. We discuss the correlation between genotype and phenotype on the basis of a review of the findings from individuals with partial dup(8q).
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