Miriam Elbracht

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Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCM) are prevalent vascular malformations occurring in familial autosomal dominantly inherited or isolated forms. Once CCM are diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging, the indication for genetic testing requires either a positive family history of cavernous lesions or clinical symptoms such as chronic headaches, epilepsy,(More)
In most patients with infantile spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) both exons 7 and 8 of the SMN1 gene are deleted, but the deletion may also be restricted to exon 7. We report on an SMA type I patient who was initially diagnosed to be homozygous for an exon 7 deletion only. However, multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) analyses revealed a(More)
Genomic imprinting evolved in a common ancestor to marsupials and eutherian mammals and ensured the transcription of developmentally important genes from defined parental alleles. The regulation of imprinted genes is often mediated by differentially methylated imprinting control regions (ICRs) that are bound by different proteins in an allele-specific(More)
Mutations in the neurofilament light chain (NEFL) gene mostly cause autosomal dominant axonal Charcot-Marie- Tooth neuropathy (CMT2E). The mutation c.1186G>A, p.E396K has been reported in seven unrelated families so far, however, the phenotypic spectrum has not been fully elucidated. Here we describe nine patients with the E396K mutation who had a(More)
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