Marie Christine Pellissier

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A new case of total monosomy 21 in a newborn is described. The diagnosis was first made using the cytogenetic data; it was then confirmed by the dosage of copper-superoxide dismutase (SOD-1) which showed a 50% decrease. In situ hybridization with a probe previously assigned to chromosome 21 was used to rule out the possibility of a partial monosomy with an(More)
Chorionic villus sampling is now an acceptable alternative to second trimester amniocentesis. Several reports have raised concerns about the occurrence of discrepancies between the chorionic villi and fetal chromosomal constitution, which adds multiple diagnostic complexities to the process of prenatal genetic counselling. We report on a series of 26 cases(More)
The fragile site Xq27–28 was observed in several individuals of a large family. It is expressed at a high frequency among the carrier females, even as adults, and in one clinically normal male. None of the members of this family is affected with the mental retardation normally linked to this fragile site. Cytogenetic and flanking DNA marker polymorphism(More)
Microdeletion of chromosome 22q11.2, the most common human deletion syndrome encompasses a wide spectrum of abnormalities. Many clinical or ultrasonographic findings may support deletion studies, either in utero or in the post-natal period. The objective of our study was to evaluate the circumstances of 22q11.2 deletion diagnosis in a single centre of(More)
The fragile X syndrome is the most frequent cause of inherited mental retardation. CGG repeat alleles are usually classified as normal, premutation, or full mutation based on the length of this triplet in the 5' untranslated region of the FMR1 gene. The pattern of inheritance follows a two-stage intergenerational process in which the premutation evolves(More)
27 cases in which apparent balanced chromosomal rearrangements (reciprocal and translocations and pericentric inversions) are associated with phenotypic abnormalities are reported and compared with the previous published cases. Almost all patients display mental retardation and a non specific dysmorphism. Genetic counseling is different whether the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to identify antenatal prognostic factors of neonatal outcomes in cases of fetal echogenic bowel (FEB). STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study in three tertiary referral centers including fetal echogenic bowel over a 10-year period (from January 2003 to December 2013). The echogenicity of the fetal bowel was graded from 1 to(More)
We report on a large family (4 generations), with 77 studied individuals, 9 mentally retarded males, and one affected female with fragile X syndrome [fra(X)]. The analysis of 6 flanking polymorphic DNA markers showed that the affection is transmitted, through the carrier daughters to the grandsons and the greatgrandsons and that the great-grandfather is a(More)
Two cases of trisomy 21q223 with the Down's phenotype were analysed by in situ hybridization with specific probes previously located in the sub-bands 21q221 (SOD-A) and 21q223 (BCEI and COL6A). These studies give evidence that the clinical picture of Down's syndrome is at least to a great extent correlated with trisomy for the 21q223 band.