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Variants in clustered protocadherin PCDHGC4 identified as genetic cause of novel neurodevelopmental disorder

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Biallelic variants in PCDHGC4 cause a novel neurodevelopmental syndrome with progressive microcephaly, seizures, and joint anomalies
Iqbal M, Maroofian R, Çavdarlı B, Riccardi F, Field M, Banka S, Bubshait DK, Li Y, Hertecant J, Baig SM, Dyment D, Efthymiou S, Abdullah U, Makhdoom EUH, Ali Z, Scherf de Almeida T, Molinari F, Mignon-Ravix C, Chabrol B, Antony J, Ades L, Pagnamenta AT, Jackson A, Douzgou S; Genomics England Research Consortium, Beetz C, Karageorgou V, Vona B, Rad A, Baig JM, Sultan T, Alvi JR, Maqbool S, Rahman F, Toosi MB, Ashrafzadeh F, Imannezhad S, Karimiani EG, Sarwar Y, Khan S, Jameel M, Noegel AA, Budde B, Altmüller J, Motameny S, Höhne W, Houlden H, Nürnberg P, Wollnik B, Villard L, Alkuraya FS, Osmond M, Hussain MS, Yigit G.
Genet Med. 2021 Jul 9. doi: 10.1038/s41436-021-01260-4. Epub ahead of print.

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Novel homozygous truncating DNM1 variants identified as genetic cause of developmental and epileptic encephalopathy (DEE)

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Loss-of-function variants in DNM1 cause a specific form of developmental and epileptic encephalopathy only in biallelic state
Yigit G, Sheffer R, Daana M, Li Y, Kaygusuz E, Mor-Shakad H, Altmüller J, Nürnberg P, Douiev L, Kaulfuss S, Burfeind P, Wollnik B, Brockmann K
J Med Genet. 2021 Jun 25:jmedgenet-2021-107769. doi: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2021-107769. Epub ahead of print.

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Göttingen researchers reveal first molecular mechanism underlying the rare Hallermann-Streiff syndrome

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Overarching control of autophagy and DNA damage response by CHD6 revealed by modeling a rare human pathology
Kargapolova Y, Rehimi R, Kayserili H, Brühl J, Sofiadis K, Zirkel A, Palikyras S, Mizi A, Li Y, Yigit G, Hoischen A, Frank S, Russ N, Trautwein J, van Bon B, Gilissen C, Laugsch M, Gusmao EG, Josipovic N, Altmüller J, Nürnberg P, Längst G, Kaiser FJ, Watrin E, Brunner H, Rada-Iglesias A, Kurian L, Wollnik B, Bouazoune K, Papantonis A.
Nat Commun. 2021 May 21;12(1):3014. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-23327-1.

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