María Teresa Tusié-Luna

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Large-scale reference data sets of human genetic variation are critical for the medical and functional interpretation of DNA sequence changes. Here we describe the aggregation and analysis of high-quality exome (protein-coding region) DNA sequence data for 60,706 individuals of diverse ancestries generated as part of the Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC).(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital long-QT syndrome (LQTS) is potentially lethal secondary to malignant ventricular arrhythmias and is caused predominantly by mutations in genes that encode cardiac ion channels. Nearly 25% of patients remain without a genetic diagnosis, and genes that encode cardiac channel regulatory proteins represent attractive candidates.(More)
Several studies have identified nearly 40 different type 2 diabetes susceptibility loci, mainly in European populations, but few of them have been evaluated in the Mexican population. The aim of this study was to examine the extent to which 24 common genetic variants previously associated with type 2 diabetes are associated in Mexican Mestizos. Twenty-four(More)
OBJECTIVE The ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1) R230C variant is associated with low HDL cholesterol levels, obesity, and the metabolic syndrome in Mexican-Mestizos. Because a pivotal role for ABCA1 in pancreatic beta-cell function was recently observed in the mouse model, we assessed the association of this variant with type 2 diabetes in this(More)
Steroid 21-hydroxylase deficiency is the underlying cause in over 90% of patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia, an inherited metabolic disorder of adrenal steroidogenesis. We have characterized 94 mutant alleles from 47 unrelated Mexican patients and the corresponding mutant alleles in their parents by amplification of the functional CYP21 gene by(More)
Although ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1) is well known for its role in cholesterol efflux and HDL formation, it is expressed in various tissues, where it may have different functions. Because hypoalphalipoproteinemia is highly prevalent in Mexico, we screened the ABCA1 coding sequence in Mexican individuals with low and high HDL cholesterol(More)
Familial combined hyperlipidemia (FCHL) is the most frequent primary dyslipidemia. Its manifestations include hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia or the combination of both abnormalities. In spite of its high frequency, the proper diagnosis is rarely done. For this purpose, the measurement of a lipid profile is required in at least three first-degree(More)
Heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a highly atherogenic genetic disorder leading to premature coronary heart disease (CHD), usually before 60 years of age. We studied an extended multigenerational kindred with FH linked to chromosome 1p32 in which atherosclerotic complications were either delayed or prevented in individuals with elevated HDL(More)
Steroid 21-hydroxylase deficiency is caused by mutations in the CYP21 gene. Approximately 95% of mutant alleles are generated by recombination events between the acitve gene CYP21 and its highly homologous pseudogene, CYP21P. Deletion alleles are generated by unequal crossing over, while point mutations are the result of gene conversion events. Deletions(More)
The etiology of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is complex. To date, molecular genetic studies in several families affected with AD have identified three genes associated with highly penetrant early-onset AD: Presenilin 1 (PSEN1), Presenilin 2 (PSEN2) and β-amyloid precursor protein (APP); and one gene (apolipoprotein E) associated with late-onset AD. Molecular(More)