Reza Asadollahi

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A chromosomal balanced translocation disrupting the MED13L (Mediator complex subunit13-like) gene, encoding a subunit of the Mediator complex, was previously associated with transposition of the great arteries (TGA) and intellectual disability (ID), and led to the identification of missense mutations in three patients with isolated TGA. Recently, a(More)
BACKGROUND Despite abundant evidence for pathogenicity of large copy number variants (CNVs) in neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs), the individual significance of genome-wide rare CNVs <500 kb has not been well elucidated in a clinical context. METHODS By high-resolution chromosomal microarray analysis, we investigated the clinical significance of all(More)
Homozygous contiguous gene deletion syndromes are rare. On 2p21, however, several overlapping homozygous gene deletion syndromes have been described, all presenting with cystinuria but otherwise distinct phenotypes. Hypotonia-cystinuria syndrome (HCS, OMIM606407) is characterized by infantile hypotonia, poor feeding, and growth hormone deficiency. Affected(More)
Background: IL-10 is an anti-inflammatory cytokine which is involved in tumorigenesis. Over production of IL-10 and elevated number of IL-10 generating mononuclear cells in breast tumor tissue has already been shown. Objective: To determine the association of IL-10 promoter polymorphisms with increased risk of breast cancer and its association with breast(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine for the first time the reliability and the diagnostic power of high-resolution microarray testing in routine prenatal diagnostics. METHODS We applied high-resolution chromosomal microarray testing in 464 cytogenetically normal prenatal samples with any indication for invasive testing. RESULTS(More)
Chromosomal mosaicism, which represents a diagnostic challenge for detection and interpretation, has been described in several genetic conditions. It can contribute to a large phenotypic variation in diseases. At analysis of a well-characterized cohort of 714 patients with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) of unknown etiology using a high-resolution(More)
There are abundant instances in the history of genetics and medical genetics to illustrate how curiosity, charisma of mentors, nature, art, the saving of lives and many other matters have inspired great discoveries. These achievements from deciphering genetic concepts to characterizing genetic disorders have been crucial for management of the patients.(More)
A decade after the designation of MED13L as a gene and its link to intellectual disability (ID) and dextro-looped transposition of great arteries in 2003, we previously described a recognizable syndrome due to MED13L haploinsufficiency. Subsequent reports of 22 further patients diagnosed by genome-wide testing further delineated the syndrome with expansion(More)
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