Maria Rosaria Scordo

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Several cases of interstitial deletion encompassing band 18q12.3 are described in patients with mild dysmorphic features, mental retardation and impairment of expressive language. The critical deleted region contains SETBP1 gene (SET binding protein 1). Missense heterozygous mutations in this gene cause Schinzel-Giedion syndrome (SGS, MIM#269150),(More)
We describe four patients with cerebrovascular complications from two unrelated Italian families with Anderson-Fabry disease. Clinical examination, neuroimaging (MRI), biochemical and genetic analyses were carried out in all the patients. Alpha-galactosidase A activity was detected by fluorimetric assay and genetic analysis was performed by DNA sequencing.(More)
Nicolaides-Baraitser syndrome is a rare clinical condition characterized by mental retardation with impairment of expressive language, short stature, microcephaly, sparse hair, typical facial dysmorphisms, and interphalangeal joint swellings. To date 24 cases have been reported, most of them being sporadic. The genetic background of Nicolaides-Baraitser(More)
Array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) is a microarray technology that allows one to detect and map genomic alterations. The goal of aCGH analysis is to identify the boundaries of the regions where the number of DNA copies changes (breakpoint identification) and then to label each region as loss, neutral, or gain (calling). In this paper, we(More)
Rearrangements involving the telomeric regions of human chromosomes are often associated with mental retardation. These rearrangements, however, are difficult to detect using conventional cytogenetic techniques. We propose the use of primed in situ (PRINS) labeling as an alternative to fluorescence in situ hybridization because it is very fast,(More)
OBJECTIVE To delineate phenotypic heterogeneity, we describe the clinical features of a cohort of patients with GABRA1 gene mutations. METHODS Patients with GABRA1 mutations were ascertained through an international collaboration. Clinical, EEG, and genetic data were collected. Functional analysis of 4 selected mutations was performed using the Xenopus(More)
22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome (22q11 DS) is a multisystemic condition that may also include neuropsychiatric disorders. We present a case of a 15-year-old boy that was evaluated for social difficulties, and anxiety with the above genetic abnormality. Clinical features were rather complex as different neuropsychiatric symptoms emerged from assessment and(More)
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