Natasha Shur

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BACKGROUND Some copy-number variants are associated with genomic disorders with extreme phenotypic heterogeneity. The cause of this variation is unknown, which presents challenges in genetic diagnosis, counseling, and management. METHODS We analyzed the genomes of 2312 children known to carry a copy-number variant associated with intellectual disability(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify causative genes for centronuclear myopathies (CNM), a heterogeneous group of rare inherited muscle disorders that often present in infancy or early life with weakness and hypotonia, using next-generation sequencing of whole exomes and genomes. METHODS Whole-exome or -genome sequencing was performed in a cohort of 29 unrelated(More)
Common clinical genetic referrals for the pediatric patient include a single major or multiple minor anomalies, dysmorphic features, especially when accompanied by developmental delay or intellectual disability, and failure to thrive (FTT). This review provides pediatric definitions of FTT and the genetic differential for FTT, which includes chromosomal(More)
BACKGROUND Chromosome 15q24 microdeletion syndrome is a rare genomic disorder characterised by intellectual disability, growth retardation, unusual facial morphology and other anomalies. To date, 20 patients have been reported; 18 have had detailed breakpoint analysis. AIM To further delineate the features of the 15q24 microdeletion syndrome, the clinical(More)
  • Natasha Shur
  • American journal of medical genetics. Part C…
  • 2009
Over the last decades, there has been a twin boom in terms of live births. Meanwhile, new insights into the genetics of twinning have changed major paradigms. The first major paradigm is that monozygotic (MZ) twins are identical. The second is that twins are either MZ or dizygotic (DZ). The third is that MZ twins happen by chance alone. We have discovered(More)
Whole-exome sequencing of 13 individuals with developmental delay commonly accompanied by abnormal muscle tone and seizures identified de novo missense mutations enriched within a sub-region of GNB1, a gene encoding the guanine nucleotide-binding protein subunit beta-1, Gβ. These 13 individuals were identified among a base of 5,855 individuals recruited for(More)
We report an infant with multiple congenital anomalies, including craniosynostosis, tetralogy of Fallot variant, and limb anomalies associated with a maternal deletion of 15q15-22.1. Only two other patients have been reported with a similar deletion, but the deletion was paternal in both cases. We review our patient's findings and compare them to previously(More)
Protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) is a heterotrimeric protein serine/threonine phosphatase and is involved in a broad range of cellular processes. PPP2R5D is a regulatory B subunit of PP2A and plays an important role in regulating key neuronal and developmental regulation processes such as PI3K/AKT and glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta (GSK3β)-mediated cell(More)
We evaluated a patient with mild intellectual disability, obesity, overgrowth, and dysmorphic features. Array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) analysis showed a single copy number increase of a BAC clone in the 11p15.4 region. Oligonucleotide aCGH refined the duplication to approximately 2.29  megabases (Mb) in size. Testing the parents revealed(More)
PURPOSE To describe a diagnostic protocol, surveillance and treatment guidelines, genetic counseling considerations and long-term follow-up data elements developed in preparation for X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) newborn screening in New York State. METHODS A group including the director from each regional NYS inherited metabolic disorder center,(More)