Stacey Kiat Hong Tay

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Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a common neuromuscular disorder with autosomal recessive inheritance, resulting in the degeneration of motor neurons. The incidence of the disease has been estimated at 1 in 6000-10,000 newborns with a carrier frequency of 1 in 40-60. SMA is caused by mutations of the SMN1 gene, located on chromosome 5q13. The gene product,(More)
Mutations in the Conserved Oligomeric Golgi (COG) complex give rise to type II congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG). Thus far, mutations have been identified in 6 of the 8 COG subunits. Here we present data identifying a previously reported CDG-IIx case from Singapore as a new COG4 patient with 2 novel mutations leading to p.E233X and p.L773R; with(More)
We describe a case of congenital disorder of glycosylation with chronic diarrhea, progressive liver cirrhosis, and recurrent infections. Transferrin analysis showed only hyposialylation, but analysis of total serum N-glycans indicated loss of additional sugars, arguing that the latter generates a more informative picture to search for the primary defect.
Delineating candidate genes at the chromosomal breakpoint regions in the apparently balanced chromosome rearrangements (ABCR) has been shown to be more effective with the emergence of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies. We employed a large-insert (7-11 kb) paired-end tag sequencing technology (DNA-PET) to systematically analyze genome of four(More)
MED13L is a component subunit of the Mediator complex, an important regulator of transcription that is highly conserved across eukaryotes. Here, we report MED13L disruption in a translocation t(12;19) breakpoint of a patient with Pierre-Robin syndrome, moderate intellectual disability, craniofacial anomalies, and muscular defects. The phenotype is similar(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine if leaving special schools has a negative impact on the health care and social isolation of young adults with cerebral palsy. METHODS Young adults with cerebral palsy, aged between 15 and 22 years, were divided into 2 cohorts: current students, who were still receiving services from special schools, and school-leavers, who had since(More)
We report here the cloning and characterization of short and supershort mouse PDE4D isoforms. PDE4D is one of the phosphodiesterase enzyme families with multiple promoters and splice variants. PDE4 isoforms present in humans, rats and mice share considerable homology in their catalytic and regulatory domains. In this study, we have identified the novel(More)
Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Becker muscular dystrophy are X-linked recessive diseases of muscle degeneration caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene. More than half of our local Asian patients have point mutations that cannot be detected by conventional multiplex polymerase chain reaction deletion screening. This study aimed to develop mutational(More)
Here we report the cloning and characterization of a novel PDE4D isoform (PDE4D11) identified in mouse brain cDNA. This novel isoform has a unique isoform-specific 5'-UTR and N-terminal sequence, whereas, downstream regulatory N-terminal and catalytic C-terminal regions are homologous to other long PDE4D isoforms (Ex2-15). In silico analysis of PDE4D11 cDNA(More)
The diagnosis of childhood neurological disorders remains challenging given the overlapping clinical presentation across subgroups and heterogeneous presentation within subgroups. To determine the underlying genetic cause of a severe neurological disorder in a large consanguineous Pakistani family presenting with severe scoliosis, anarthria and progressive(More)