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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to map the disease locus of autosomal dominant cataracts (ADC) in a Chinese family. METHODS A four-generation family with multiple individuals affected by ADC was investigated. Genomic DNA was collected from 22 family members. A gene-scan at known candidate ADC loci was performed. To achieve fine-mapping we genotyped(More)
BACKGROUND Metaphyseal Chondrodysplasia type Schmid (MCDS) is an autosomal dominant skeletal dysplasia, characterized by coxa vara, bowlegs, short limbs and an expanded growth plate hypertrophic zone of the long bone. Previous studies have shown gene mutation of COL10A1 (collagen X, consisting three a1(X) chain) causing human MCDS. To our knowledge, there(More)
Blepharophimosis-ptosis-epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder that affects craniofacial development and ovarian function. FOXL2 is the only gene known to be responsible for BPES. The majority of BPES patients show intragenic mutations of FOXL2. Recently, a 7.4 kb sequence disruption, which was 283 kb upstream of FOXL2,(More)
Infantile cystinosis (IC) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by a defect in the lysosomal-membrane transport protein, cystinosin. It serves as a prototype for lysosomal transport disorders. To date, several CTNS mutations have been identified as the cause of the prototypic disease across different ethnic populations worldwide. However, in(More)
We report on a three-generation Chinese family presenting with a recognizable condition consisting of radio-ulnar synostosis, short stature, scoliosis, distinctive craniofacial features (thick vermilion to the lips, prominent eyes, and flat malar region), and a shortened and thickened femur neck. The inheritance of the trait was presumably autosomal(More)
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