Qiuping Xia

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CGG repeat expansion is the most common cause of fragile X syndrome. Numerous efforts have been made to identify novel mutations in patients with intellectual disability, developmental delay, and/or autism. To evaluate the mutational spectrum in the at-risk Chinese population, 60 pediatric patients presenting fragile X traits but normal-sized CGG repeats(More)
RNA-mediated mechanisms of disease pathogenesis in neurological disorders have been recognized in the context of certain repeat expansion disorders. This RNA-initiated neurodegeneration may play a more pervasive role in disease pathology beyond the classic dynamic mutation disorders. Here, we review the mechanisms of RNA toxicity and aberrant RNA processing(More)
Increasing number of case reports of mosaic mutations and deletions have better armed clinicians and geneticists with more accurate and focused prenatal diagnoses. Since mosaicism means a significant increase of recurrence risk, detailed parental profiling is essential for risk assessments. We here describe a clinically unaffected mother with a son who had(More)
Fragile X syndrome is mainly caused by a CGG repeat expansion within the 5' UTR of the fragile X mental retardation 1 (FMR1) gene. Previous analyses of the FMR1 CGG repeat patterns and flanking haplotypes in Caucasians and African Americans have identified several factors that may influence repeat instability. However, the CGG repeat patterns and(More)
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