Shaghyegh Taghavi

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In this study, we described the identification of a large DNAJB2 (HSJ1) deletion in a family with recessive spinal muscular atrophy and Parkinsonism. After performing homozygosity mapping and whole genome sequencing, we identified a 3.8 kb deletion, spanning the entire DnaJ domain of the HSJ1 protein, as the disease-segregating mutation. By performing(More)
OBJECTIVE The role of short tandem repeats (STRs) in the control of gene expression among species is being increasingly understood following the identification of several instances in which certain STRs occur identically, or expand differentially, in primates versus nonprimates. These STRs may regulate genes that participate in characteristics that are(More)
PurposeJalili syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by simultaneous appearance of cone-rod dystrophy (CRD) and amelogenesis imperfecta (AI). Mutations in CNNM4 gene have been identified as the underlying cause of the syndrome. In this study, we investigated a large affected family to identify the causative mutation.Patients and MethodsA(More)
BACKGROUND Glutamate receptor 4, metabotropic (GRM4) expression is increased in the brain of patients with depression. The poorly conserved miR-1202 is downregulated in depression and is negatively correlated with GRM4. A variation located at the 3' UTR of the GRM4 gene may influence the interaction between miR-1202 and GRM4. The aim of this study was to(More)
BACKGROUND Norrie disease (ND) is a rare, X-linked recessive disorder with the main characteristic of early childhood blindness. The aim of the present study was to identify the genetic cause of the disease and the phenotypic characteristics of the patients in an Iranian family with four affected males with ND. METHODS Norrie disease pseudoglioma (NDP)(More)
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