Roberta Zuntini

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Homozygous mutations in the gene for fatty acid 2-hydroxylase (FA2H) have been associated in humans with three neurodegenerative disorders: complicated spastic paraplegia (SPG35), leukodystrophy with spastic paraparesis and dystonia, and neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation. Here, we describe a novel homozygous c.270+3A>T mutation in an Italian(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Autosomal Recessive Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia with Thin Corpus Callosum (AR-HSPTCC) is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous complicated form of spastic paraplegia. Two AR-HSPTCC loci have been assigned to chromosome 15q13-15 (SPG11) and chromosome 8p12-p11.21 respectively. Mutations in the SPG11 gene, encoding the spatacsin(More)
The development of B lymphocytes from plu-ripotent progenitors is a tightly regulated process that occurs in hemopoietic tissues, primarily embryonic liver and bone marrow in mammals (1). In these sites, lymphoid progenitors lacking Ig expression (pro-B cells) give rise to large B lymphocyte precursors (preB cells) expressing ␮ heavy chains (␮ HCs) (2 – 5)(More)
An early age at Breast Cancer (BC) onset may be a hallmark of inherited predisposition, but BRCA1/2 mutations are only found in a minority of younger BC patients. Among the others, a fraction may carry mutations in rarer BC genes, such as TP53, STK11, CDH1 and PTEN. As the identification of women harboring such mutations allows for targeted risk-management,(More)
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