Robyn V. Jamieson

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We report that eight heterozygous missense mutations in TUBB3, encoding the neuron-specific beta-tubulin isotype III, result in a spectrum of human nervous system disorders that we now call the TUBB3 syndromes. Each mutation causes the ocular motility disorder CFEOM3, whereas some also result in intellectual and behavioral impairments, facial paralysis,(More)
Loss of Dkk1 results in ectopic WNT/beta-catenin signalling activity in the anterior germ layer tissues and impairs cell movement in the endoderm of the mouse gastrula. The juxtaposition of the expression domains of Dkk1 and Wnt3 is suggestive of an antagonist-agonist interaction. The downregulation of Dkk1 when Wnt3 activity is reduced reveals a feedback(More)
Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia tarda (SEDL; MIM 313400) is an X-linked recessive osteochondrodysplasia that occurs in approximately two of every one million people. This progressive skeletal disorder which manifests in childhood is characterized by disproportionate short stature with short neck and trunk, barrel chest and absence of systemic complications.(More)
Human congenital cataract and ocular anterior segment dysgenesis both demonstrate extensive genetic and phenotypic heterogeneity. We identified a family where ocular developmental abnormalities (cataract, anterior segment dysgenesis and microphthalmia) co-segregated with a translocation, t(5;16)(p15.3;q23.2), in both balanced and unbalanced forms. We(More)
Microtubules are essential components of axon guidance machinery. Among β-tubulin mutations, only those in TUBB3 have been shown to cause primary errors in axon guidance. All identified mutations in TUBB2B result in polymicrogyria, but it remains unclear whether TUBB2B mutations can cause axon dysinnervation as a primary phenotype. We have identified a(More)
Anophthalmia and pituitary gland hypoplasia are both debilitating conditions where the underlying genetic defect is unknown in the majority of cases. We identified a patient with bilateral anophthalmia and absence of the optic nerves, chiasm and tracts, as well as pituitary gland hypoplasia and ear anomalies with a de novo apparently balanced chromosomal(More)
About 12-17% of the embryos obtained by mating mice carrying the In(X)1H or Paf mutations are of the 39,X (X0) genotype. Depending on the mutant mice used for mating, the monosomic X chromosome can be inherited from the paternal (XP) or the maternal (XM) parent. The XP0 embryos display developmental retardation at gastrulation and early organogenesis. XP0(More)
Developmental eye diseases, including cataract/microcornea, Peters anomaly and coloboma/microphthalmia/anophthalmia, are caused by mutations encoding many different signalling and structural proteins in the developing eye. All modes of Mendelian inheritance occur and many are sporadic cases, so provision of accurate recurrence risk information for families(More)
The gene GTF2IRD1 is localized within the critical region on chromosome 7 that is deleted in Williams syndrome patients. Genotype-phenotype comparisons of patients carrying variable deletions within this region have implicated GTF2IRD1 and a closely related homolog, GTF2I, as prime candidates for the causation of the principal symptoms of Williams syndrome.(More)
IMPORTANCE Microphthalmia, anophthalmia, and coloboma form an interrelated spectrum of congenital eye abnormalities. OBJECTIVE To document the ocular and systemic findings and inheritance patterns in patients with microphthalmia, anophthalmia, and coloboma disease to gain insight into the underlying developmental etiologies. DESIGN, SETTING, AND(More)