Patrice Eydoux

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Dear Editor: Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the most lethal gynecologic malignancy. EOCs originate from either the surface epithelium itself or from the crypts or inclusion cysts on the surface epithelium of the ovary (Whitman et al., 1993). EOCs are designated according to their cell type: serous, mucinous, endometrioid, clear cell, Brenner, or(More)
Methionine synthase catalyzes the remethylation of homocysteine to methionine in a methylcobalamin-dependent reaction. We used specific regions of homology within the methionine synthase sequences of several lower organisms to clone a human methionine synthase cDNA by a combination of RT-PCR and inverse PCR. The enzyme is 1265 amino acids in length and(More)
The authors report a patient with mild mental retardation, autistic features, multiple vertebral malformations, and an unusual facial appearance who carries a de novo submicroscopic deletion of chromosome 2p16.3. The patient's deletion is approximately 320 kb in size and includes only the part of the NRXN1 gene that codes for the neurexin1alpha promoter and(More)
The cause of mental retardation in one-third to one-half of all affected individuals is unknown. Microscopically detectable chromosomal abnormalities are the most frequently recognized cause, but gain or loss of chromosomal segments that are too small to be seen by conventional cytogenetic analysis has been found to be another important cause. Array-based(More)
We used trio-based whole-exome sequencing to analyze two families affected by Weaver syndrome, including one of the original families reported in 1974. Filtering of rare variants in the affected probands against the parental variants identified two different de novo mutations in the enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2). Sanger sequencing of EZH2 in a third(More)
We report on a child with microcephaly, small facial and body size, and immune deficiency. The phenotype is consistent with Nijmegen breakage syndrome (NBS), with additional clinical manifestations and laboratory findings not reported heretofore. Most investigations, including the results of radiation-resistant DNA synthesis, concurred with the diagnosis of(More)
We report on a 6-year-old boy referred for cytogenetics study. A few non-specific features were observed in the newborn: hypotonia, failure to thrive, seizures, pre-auricular skin tags. Cat-like cry was not identified. No remarkable facial dysmorphism, gastrointestinal, respiratory or cardiac abnormalities were identified. At age 4 years, speech and motor(More)
We studied a stratified cohort of 51 childhood B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemias (B-ALLs) to evaluate the efficiency of spectral karyotyping (SKY) in the detection of chromosome aberrations previously diagnosed using chromosome banding and/or reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. Despite the small number of cases analyzed, several important(More)
BACKGROUND Whole-exome sequencing has transformed gene discovery and diagnosis in rare diseases. Translation into disease-modifying treatments is challenging, particularly for intellectual developmental disorder. However, the exception is inborn errors of metabolism, since many of these disorders are responsive to therapy that targets pathophysiological(More)
Genomic deletions and duplications are important in the pathogenesis of diseases, such as cancer and mental retardation, and have recently been shown to occur frequently in unaffected individuals as polymorphisms. Affymetrix GeneChip whole genome sampling analysis (WGSA) combined with 100 K single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping arrays is one of(More)