Maria Iascone

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A female newborn was referred at birth to our hospital because of respiratory distress. Her family history was unremarkable except for the first-degree consanguinity of her parents. She had a mildly dysmorphic appearance, generalized hypotonia, and several musculoskeletal features such as joint laxity, arachnodactyly, pectus excavatum, flexion con-tracture(More)
MOTIVATION Next-generation sequencing (NGS) methods have the potential for changing the landscape of biomedical science, but at the same time pose several problems in analysis and interpretation. Currently, there are many commercial and public software packages that analyze NGS data. However, the limitations of these applications include output which is(More)
AIMS The recent American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association Guidelines on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) have confirmed surgical myectomy as the gold standard for non-pharmacological treatment of obstructive HCM. However, during the last 15 years, an extensive use of alcohol septal ablation has led to the virtual extinction of myectomy(More)
Mouse splenic marginal zone precursors (MZPs) differentiate into marginal zone B (MZB) cells under a signaling pathway involving Notch2 and its ligand, delta-like 1 ligand (Dll1). We report the identification of an MZP subset in the spleen of young children. These MZPs differentiate into MZ-like B cells in vitro in the presence of OP9 cells expressing human(More)
Several genetic conditions can lead to left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). Among them, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), caused by mutations in sarcomere genes, is the most common inherited cardiac disease. Instead, RASopathies, a rare class of disorders characterized by neuro-cardio-facial-cutaneous abnormalities and sometimes presenting with LVH, are(More)
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