Ray L. Stallings

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Deletions at 16p13.11 are associated with schizophrenia, mental retardation, and most recently idiopathic generalized epilepsy. To evaluate the role of 16p13.11 deletions, as well as other structural variation, in epilepsy disorders, we used genome-wide screens to identify copy number variation in 3812 patients with a diverse spectrum of epilepsy syndromes(More)
The Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RTS) is a well-defined complex of congenital malformations characterized by facial abnormalities, broad thumbs and big toes, and mental retardation. The breakpoint of two distinct reciprocal translocations occurring in patients with a clinical diagnosis of RTS was located to the same interval on chromosome 16, between the(More)
In this single centre study of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) patients treated on the Medical Research Council UKALL 97/99 protocols, it was determined that minimal residual disease (MRD) detected by real time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RQ-PCR) and 3-colour flow cytometry (FC) displayed high levels of qualitative concordance when(More)
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder presenting in the first 3 years of life. Deficits occur in the three core areas of communication, social interaction, and behavior. The causes of autism are unknown, but clinical genetic studies show strong evidence in favor of a genetic etiology. Molecular genetic studies report some association with candidate genes,(More)
We report on a 2 1/2 year old girl who is dysmorphic, developmentally delayed, and mosaic for an unbalanced, de novo translocation between chromosomes 3 and 15. The karyotype from peripheral blood lymphocytes is 46,XX (50) and the karyotype from skin fibroblasts is 46,XX (28)/46,XX,der(15)t(3;15)(q11;p11) (23). The mechanism for the generation of this(More)
PURPOSE Precise and comprehensive analysis of neuroblastoma genetics is essential for accurate risk evaluation and only pangenomic/multilocus approaches fulfill the present-day requirements. We present the establishment and validation of the PCR-based multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) technique for neuroblastoma. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN(More)
We report on nine children with Shwachman-Diamond syndrome (SDS), eight of whom had clonal abnormalities of chromosome 7. Seven children had an isochromosome 7 [i(7)(q10)] and one a derivative chromosome 7, all with an apparently identical (centromeric) breakpoint. Children with SDS are predisposed to myelodysplasia (MDS) and acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)(More)
BACKGROUND Zinc deficiency may result in abnormal dark adaptation or night blindness, a symptom primarily of vitamin A deficiency. During a placebo-controlled trial in Nepal, weekly vitamin A supplementation of women reduced but failed to eliminate the incidence of night blindness during pregnancy, suggesting a role for zinc. OBJECTIVE The study examined(More)
This case-control study evaluates the relationship between shared-plate eating behavior in young Nepali children (aged 1-6 y) and risk of vitamin A deficiency. Day-long observations of dietary practices were conducted on 7 d over a 15-mo period in 162 households: 81 households with a child with a known history of mild xerophthalmia (cases) were matched with(More)
Skeletogenesis is initiated during fetal development and persists through adult life as either a remodeling process in response to homeostatic regulation or as a regenerative process in response to physical injury. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) play a crucial role providing progenitor cells from which osteoblasts, bone matrix forming cells are(More)