Yoshio Makita

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Camurati-Engelmann disease (CED, MIM 131300) is an autosomal dominant, progressive diaphyseal dysplasia characterized by hyperosteosis and sclerosis of the diaphyses of long bones. We recently assigned the CED locus to an interval between D19S422 and D19S606 at chromosome 19q13.1-q13.3, which two other groups confirmed. As the human transforming growth(More)
CHD7 gene mutations were identified in 17 (71%) of 24 children clinically diagnosed to have CHARGE syndrome (C, coloboma of the iris or retina; H, heart defects; A, atresia of the choanae; R, retardation of growth and/or development; G, genital anomalies; and E, ear abnormalities). Colobomata, hearing loss, laryngomalacia, and vestibulo-cochlear defect were(More)
Osteoprotegerin (OPG), a secreted glycoprotein and a member of the tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily, is considered to play an important role in the regulation of bone resorption by modifying osteoclast differentiation. Overexpression of OPG in mice has been reported to result in osteopetrosis, whereas targeted disruption of OPG in mice has been(More)
We isolated NSD1 from the 5q35 breakpoint in an individual with Sotos syndrome harboring a chromosomal translocation. We identified 1 nonsense, 3 frameshift and 20 submicroscopic deletion mutations of NSD1 among 42 individuals with sporadic cases of Sotos syndrome. The results indicate that haploinsufficiency of NSD1 is the major cause of Sotos syndrome.
Mutations in the CREBBP (CREB-binding protein gene) cause Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RSTS). At present, however, genetic testing of CREBBP is not commonly applied in clinical settings because the currently available assays are technically and financially demanding, mainly because of the size of the gene. In the present study, we took advantage of a highly(More)
T Nagai, N Matsumoto, N Kurotaki, N Harada, N Niikawa, T Ogata, K Imaizumi, K Kurosawa, T Kondoh, H Ohashi, M Tsukahara, Y Makita, T Sugimoto, T Sonoda, T Yokoyama, K Uetake, S Sakazume, Y Fukushima, K Naritomi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(More)
Inactivating mutations in the follicle-stimulating hormone receptor (FSHR) gene have been reported to cause hereditary hypergonadotropic ovarian failure. It has been found recently that the FSHR knockout mouse exhibits hypertension. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between polymorphisms in the human FSHR gene and essential(More)
PURPOSE To determine the significance of PCDH19 mutations in Japanese females with epilepsy and to delineate their phenotypes. METHODS PCDH19 sequencing analysis was performed in 116 females with various epilepsies, including 97 with Dravet syndrome (83.6%). They were referred for SCN1A analysis, and 52 carried SCN1A mutations. RESULTS Seven(More)
We determined the insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism of the angiotensin-coverting enzyme (ACE) gene in a multicenter trial of ethnically homogeneous Japanese type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) patients. All patients (n = 748) were divided into 5 groups as follows: group I (normoalbuminuric patients), group II (microalbuminuric patients), group III (overt(More)
Sotos syndrome (SoS) is an autosomal dominant overgrowth syndrome with characteristic craniofacial dysmorphic features and various degrees of mental retardation. We previously showed that haploinsufficiency of the NSD1 gene is the major cause of SoS, and submicroscopic deletions at 5q35, including NSD1, were found in about a half (20/42) of our patients(More)