Regie Lyn P. Santos

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The Pakistani population has become an important resource for research on autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing impairment (ARNSHI) due to the availability of large extended and highly consanguineous pedigrees. Here is presented the first report on the prevalence of gap junction beta-2 (GJB2) variants in Pakistan. One hundred and ninety-six unrelated(More)
Though many hearing impairment genes have been identified, only a few of these genes have been screened in population studies. For this study, 168 Pakistani families with autosomal recessive hearing impairment not due to mutations in the GJB2 (Cx26) gene underwent a genome scan. Two-point and multipoint parametric linkage analyses were carried out. Twelve(More)
The heritability of fasting glucose levels in Northern European populations has been examined previously in twins and samples of small pedigrees. In this study the heritability of fasting plasma glucose (FPG) was estimated in participants in the Erasmus Rucphen Family study, who were members of a single pedigree from a young genetic isolate. We also studied(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite the identification of mutations in the connexin 26 (GJB2) gene as the most common cause of recessive nonsyndromic hearing loss, the pattern of hearing impairment with these mutations remains inconsistent. Recently a deletion encompassing the GJB6 gene was identified and hypothesized to also contribute to hearing loss. We hereby describe(More)
From a large collection of families with autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing impairment (NSHI) from Pakistan, linkage has been established for two unrelated consanguineous families to 19p13.2. This new locus was assigned the name DFNB68. A 10 cM genome scan and additional fine mapping were carried out using microsatellite marker loci. Linkage was(More)
A consanguineous family with autosomal recessive nonsyndromic hearing impairment (NSHI) was ascertained in Pakistan and displayed significant evidence of linkage to 3q13.31-q22.3. The novel locus (DFNB42) segregating in this kindred, maps to a 21.6 cM region according to a genetic map constructed using data from both the deCode and Marshfield genetic maps.(More)
To date, 37 genes have been identified for nonsyndromic hearing impairment (NSHI). Identifying the functional sequence variants within these genes and knowing their population-specific frequencies is of public health value, in particular for genetic screening for NSHI. To determine putatively functional sequence variants in the transmembrane inner ear(More)
Hereditary hearing impairment (HI) is the most genetically heterogeneous trait known in humans. So far, 54 autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing impairment (ARNSHI) loci have been mapped, and 21 ARNSHI genes have been identified. Here is reported the mapping of a novel ARNSHI locus, DFNB55, to chromosome 4q12-q13.2 in a consanguineous Pakistani family.(More)
This article describes the hearing impairment (HI) phenotype which segregates in a large multi-generation Swiss-German family with autosomal dominant nonsyndromic HI. The locus segregating within this pedigree is located on chromosome 4q35-qter and is designated as DFNA24. For this pedigree, audiometric data on 25 hearing-impaired family members are(More)
Hereditary hearing impairment (HI) displays extensive genetic heterogeneity. Autosomal recessive (AR) forms of prelingual HI account for ~75% of cases with a genetic etiology. A novel AR non-syndromic HI locus (DFNB47) was mapped to chromosome 2p25.1-p24.3, in two distantly related Pakistani kindreds. Genome scan and fine mapping were carried out using(More)