Stacey Kiat Hong Tay

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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)
BACKGROUND SCO2 is a cytochrome c oxidase (COX) assembly gene that encodes a mitochondrial inner membrane protein that probably functions as a copper transporter. Mutations in SCO2 have been associated with severe COX deficiency and early-onset fatal infantile hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, encephalopathy, and neurogenic muscle atrophy. Fetal wastage has not(More)
Glycogen storage disease type IV or Andersen disease is an autosomal recessive disorder due to deficiency of glycogen branching enzyme. Typically, glycogen storage disease type IV presents with rapidly progressive liver cirrhosis and death in childhood. Variants include a cardiopathic form of childhood, a relatively benign myopathic form of young adults,(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)
Three patients with different clinical phenotypes harbored the same point mutation at nucleotide 14709 (T14709C) in the tRNAGlu gene of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). The first patient was a 21-month-old child with severe congenital myopathy, respiratory distress and mild mental retardation. Muscle biopsy showed about 12% cytochrome c oxidase (COX)-negative(More)
Mutations in the SURF1 gene are the most frequent causes of Leigh disease with cytochrome c oxidase deficiency. We describe four children with novel SURF1 mutations and unusual features: three had prominent renal symptoms and one had ragged red fibers in the muscle biopsy. We identified five pathogenic mutations in SURF1: two mutations were novel, an(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)
BACKGROUND Cytochrome-c oxidase (COX) is the terminal enzyme of the mitochondrial electron transport chain, and COX deficiency is a common cause of mitochondrial diseases. Cytochrome-c oxidase is composed of 13 subunits, of which 3 are encoded by mitochondrial DNA and 10 by nuclear DNA. Mutations have been identified in each of the 3 mitochondrial DNA genes(More)
The use of lipid-lowering statins has been associated with raised serum muscle enzymes and, occasionally, with rhabdomyolysis, especially in patients with pre-existing metabolic myopathies. The A3243G mutation is one of the most common mutations associated with mitochondrial disorders. A teenager harboring the A3243G mutation had the unusual association of(More)