Marisol Morales Soto

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A higher incidence of Y-chromosome microdeletions was found on gonadal DNA than on peripheral blood lymphocyte DNA and on streak gonads than on dysgenetic testis in 11 patients with 45,X/46,XY gonadal dysgenesis. It is probable that an association between Y-chromosome microdeletions and severity of the phenotype in 45,X/46,XY patients exists.
OBJECTIVE The frequency of Y-chromosome material is high in Turner syndrome (TS), but the ocurrence of gonadoblastoma seems to be low. We performed a study to evaluate whether DNA analysis might be a useful tool in the evaluation of patients with TS. SUBJECTS Unrelated patients with TS (n = 52) of Venezuelan mestizo ethnic origin were diagnosed by(More)
Protein-folding occurs in several intracellular locations including the endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondria. In normal conditions there is a balance between the levels of unfolded proteins and protein folding machinery. Disruption of homeostasis and an accumulation of unfolded proteins trigger stress responses, or unfolded protein responses (UPR), in(More)
OBJECTIVE To delineate the phenotypic spectrum (clinical and gonadal features) from patients with a 45,X/46,X,mar(Y) karyotype based upon of their clinical, histological, cytogenetic and molecular evaluation. SUBJECTS Three patients with a 45,X/46,X,mar(Y) karyotype. METHODS Clinical assessment, karyotyping, endocrine evaluation, FISH and PCR analyses(More)
We have prospectively assessed the influence of GHR and VDR gene polymorphisms on the response to rhGH therapy in Venezuelan children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD, n=28) and Turner syndrome (TS, n=25). Clinical data during rhGH treatment were compared in GH and TS patients with different genotypes. PCR amplifications were performed to obtain the(More)
BACKGROUND It is possible that genes on the X chromosome are expressed differently depending of its parental origin. The objective of this study was to determine the influence of the parental origin of the X-chromosome on phenotypic variability, response to rhGH and on the biochemical profile of TS patients. METHODS This was a cross-sectional multicenter(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the usefulness of triple-marker screening for Down syndrome in Venezuela. METHOD Maternal serum concentrations of alpha fetoprotein (AFP), beta human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-hCG), and unconjugated estriol (uE3) were measured weekly in 3895 women from the 15th to the 20th week of pregnancy. Population-specific likelihood ratios(More)
Maternal serum screening to identify fetal aneuploidies is now routinely offered during the second trimester of pregnancy in developed countries. The purpose of this prospective study was to assess the value of maternal serum screening between 15 and 20 weeks of gestation to detect fetal aneuploidies and to determine the false positive rate (FPR). Blood(More)
AIM The objective of this study was to determine the ability of biochemical analytes to identify adverse outcomes in pregnancies with Turner syndrome. METHODS Maternal serum and amniotic fluid (AF) marker concentrations were measured in 73 singleton pregnancies with Turner syndrome (10-22 weeks of gestation). Fetal Turner syndrome was definitively(More)