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Clin Genet ; 95(3): 420-426, 2019 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30633342

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Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RSTS; OMIM 180849) is an autosomal dominant developmental disorder characterized by facial dysmorphism, broad thumbs and halluces associated with intellectual disability. RSTS is caused by alterations in CREBBP (about 60%) and EP300 genes (8%). RSTS is often diagnosed at birth or during early childhood but generally not suspected during antenatal period. We report nine cases of well-documented fetal RSTS. Two cases were examined after death in utero at 18 and 35 weeks of gestation and seven cases after identification of ultrasound abnormalities and termination of pregnancy. On prenatal sonography, a large gallbladder was detected in two cases, and brain malformations were noted in four cases, especially cerebellar hypoplasia. However, the diagnosis of RSTS has not been suggested during pregnancy. Fetal autopsy showed that all fetuses had large thumbs and/or suggestive facial dysmorphism. A CREBBP gene anomaly was identified in all cases. Alterations were similar to those found in typical RSTS children. This report will contribute to a better knowledge of the fetal phenotype to consider the hypothesis of RSTS during pregnancy. Genotyping allows reassuring genetic counseling.

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Brain ; 2018 Nov 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30508070

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Holoprosencephaly is a pathology of forebrain development characterized by high phenotypic heterogeneity. The disease presents with various clinical manifestations at the cerebral or facial levels. Several genes have been implicated in holoprosencephaly but its genetic basis remains unclear: different transmission patterns have been described including autosomal dominant, recessive and digenic inheritance. Conventional molecular testing approaches result in a very low diagnostic yield and most cases remain unsolved. In our study, we address the possibility that genetically unsolved cases of holoprosencephaly present an oligogenic origin and result from combined inherited mutations in several genes. Twenty-six unrelated families, for whom no genetic cause of holoprosencephaly could be identified in clinical settings [whole exome sequencing and comparative genomic hybridization (CGH)-array analyses], were reanalysed under the hypothesis of oligogenic inheritance. Standard variant analysis was improved with a gene prioritization strategy based on clinical ontologies and gene co-expression networks. Clinical phenotyping and exploration of cross-species similarities were further performed on a family-by-family basis. Statistical validation was performed on 248 ancestrally similar control trios provided by the Genome of the Netherlands project and on 574 ancestrally matched controls provided by the French Exome Project. Variants of clinical interest were identified in 180 genes significantly associated with key pathways of forebrain development including sonic hedgehog (SHH) and primary cilia. Oligogenic events were observed in 10 families and involved both known and novel holoprosencephaly genes including recurrently mutated FAT1, NDST1, COL2A1 and SCUBE2. The incidence of oligogenic combinations was significantly higher in holoprosencephaly patients compared to two control populations (P < 10-9). We also show that depending on the affected genes, patients present with particular clinical features. This study reports novel disease genes and supports oligogenicity as clinically relevant model in holoprosencephaly. It also highlights key roles of SHH signalling and primary cilia in forebrain development. We hypothesize that distinction between different clinical manifestations of holoprosencephaly lies in the degree of overall functional impact on SHH signalling. Finally, we underline that integrating clinical phenotyping in genetic studies is a powerful tool to specify the clinical relevance of certain mutations.

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Prenat Diagn ; 38(5): 349-356, 2018 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29436723

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BACKGROUND: Our purpose was to describe and compare the cranial and extracranial abnormalities of Pfeiffer syndrome on prenatal imaging with postnatal or postmortem findings, which may help in prenatal diagnosis of Pfeiffer syndrome (PS). METHODS: Cases of fetuses with a confirmed diagnosis of PS over a 4-year period (2012-2016) were retrospectively reviewed. Prenatal imaging findings, postnatal, or postmortem investigations and genetic test results were analyzed. RESULTS: Four fetuses were ascertained, 3 with prenatal sonographic findings compatible with PS and one only diagnosed at postmortem. Cases were referred between 22 and 24 weeks' gestation. Three of the 4 cases were terminated, and details of postmortem/postnatal examination were available in all. There was variable presentation of features. Craniosynostosis was present in 3 cases, but only detected prenatally in 2. Extracranial signs included abnormalities of thumbs and/or big toes, detected prenatally in 3 of the 4 cases. A sacral appendage and vertebral or coronal clefts were present at postmortem in 3 cases but only detected prenatally in one. A cartilaginous tracheal sleeve was detected at postmortem in all 3 cases but not detected by prenatal ultrasound. Other findings included ventriculomegaly, posterior fossa, and facial anomalies. Molecular testing revealed mutations of the fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) gene in all cases. CONCLUSION: Pfeiffer syndrome has a highly variable phenotype, and the absence of craniosynostosis on prenatal US does not exclude the diagnosis. Presence of abnormal thumbs and big toes, a sacral appendage, vertebral fusions, and coronal clefts should lead to prenatal molecular testing for PS.

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Birth Defects Res ; 110(4): 382-389, 2018 03 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29193896

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BACKGROUND: OFD1 syndrome is a rare ciliopathy inherited on a dominant X-linked mode, typically lethal in males in the first or second trimester of pregnancy. It is characterized by oral cavity and digital anomalies possibly associated with cerebral and renal signs. Its prevalence is between 1/250,000 and 1/50,000 births. It is due to heterozygous mutations of OFD1 and mutations are often de novo (75%). Familial forms show highly variable phenotypic expression. OFD1 encodes a protein involved in centriole growth, distal appendix formation, and ciliogenesis. CASES: We report the investigation of three female fetuses in which corpus callosum agenesis was detected by ultrasound during the second trimester of pregnancy. In all three fetuses, fetopathological examination allowed the diagnosis of OFD1 syndrome, which was confirmed by molecular analysis. CONCLUSIONS: To our knowledge, these are the first case reports of antenatal diagnosis of OFD1 syndrome in the absence of familial history, revealed following detection of agenesis of the corpus callosum. They highlight the impact of fetal examination following termination of pregnancy for brain malformations. They also highlight the contribution of ciliary genes to corpus callosum development.


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Agenesia do Corpo Caloso/diagnóstico por imagem , Feto/diagnóstico por imagem , Síndromes Orofaciodigitais/diagnóstico por imagem , Ultrassonografia Pré-Natal , Feminino , Humanos , Gravidez
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Am J Hum Genet ; 101(5): 803-814, 2017 Nov 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29100091

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Congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) constitute a major cause of chronic kidney disease in children and 20% of prenatally detected anomalies. CAKUT encompass a spectrum of developmental kidney defects, including renal agenesis, hypoplasia, and cystic and non-cystic dysplasia. More than 50 genes have been reported as mutated in CAKUT-affected case subjects. However, the pathophysiological mechanisms leading to bilateral kidney agenesis (BKA) remain largely elusive. Whole-exome or targeted exome sequencing of 183 unrelated familial and/or severe CAKUT-affected case subjects, including 54 fetuses with BKA, led to the identification of 16 heterozygous variants in GREB1L (growth regulation by estrogen in breast cancer 1-like), a gene reported as a target of retinoic acid signaling. Four loss-of-function and 12 damaging missense variants, 14 being absent from GnomAD, were identified. Twelve of them were present in familial or simplex BKA-affected case subjects. Female BKA-affected fetuses also displayed uterus agenesis. We demonstrated a significant association between GREB1L variants and BKA. By in situ hybridization, we showed expression of Greb1l in the nephrogenic zone in developing mouse kidney. We generated a Greb1l knock-out mouse model by CRISPR-Cas9. Analysis at E13.5 revealed lack of kidneys and genital tract anomalies in male and female Greb1l-/- embryos and a slight decrease in ureteric bud branching in Greb1l+/- embryos. We showed that Greb1l invalidation in mIMCD3 cells affected tubulomorphogenesis in 3D-collagen culture, a phenotype rescued by expression of the wild-type human protein. This demonstrates that GREB1L plays a major role in early metanephros and genital development in mice and humans.


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Anormalidades Congênitas/genética , Nefropatias/congênito , Rim/anormalidades , Mutação/genética , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Proteínas/genética , Animais , Criança , Exoma/genética , Feminino , Feto/anormalidades , Heterozigoto , Humanos , Nefropatias/genética , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Fenótipo , Sistema Urinário/anormalidades , Anormalidades Urogenitais/genética
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J Am Soc Nephrol ; 28(10): 2901-2914, 2017 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28566479

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Congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) occur in three to six of 1000 live births, represent about 20% of the prenatally detected anomalies, and constitute the main cause of CKD in children. These disorders are phenotypically and genetically heterogeneous. Monogenic causes of CAKUT in humans and mice have been identified. However, despite high-throughput sequencing studies, the cause of the disease remains unknown in most patients, and several studies support more complex inheritance and the role of environmental factors and/or epigenetics in the pathophysiology of CAKUT. Here, we report the targeted exome sequencing of 330 genes, including genes known to be involved in CAKUT and candidate genes, in a cohort of 204 unrelated patients with CAKUT; 45% of the patients were severe fetal cases. We identified pathogenic mutations in 36 of 204 (17.6%) patients. These mutations included five de novo heterozygous loss of function mutations/deletions in the PBX homeobox 1 gene (PBX1), a gene known to have a crucial role in kidney development. In contrast, the frequency of SOX17 and DSTYK variants recently reported as pathogenic in CAKUT did not indicate causality. These findings suggest that PBX1 is involved in monogenic CAKUT in humans and call into question the role of some gene variants recently reported as pathogenic in CAKUT. Targeted exome sequencing also proved to be an efficient and cost-effective strategy to identify pathogenic mutations and deletions in known CAKUT genes.


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Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas/genética , Anormalidades Urogenitais/genética , Estudos de Coortes , Análise Mutacional de DNA , Exoma , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Fator de Transcrição 1 de Leucemia de Células Pré-B
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Am J Hum Genet ; 100(4): 659-665, 2017 Apr 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28318499

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Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) is a developmental condition characterized by multiple joint contractures resulting from reduced or absent fetal movements. Through genetic mapping of disease loci and whole-exome sequencing in four unrelated multiplex families presenting with severe AMC, we identified biallelic loss-of-function mutations in LGI4 (leucine-rich glioma-inactivated 4). LGI4 is a ligand secreted by Schwann cells that regulates peripheral nerve myelination via its cognate receptor ADAM22 expressed by neurons. Immunolabeling experiments and transmission electron microscopy of the sciatic nerve from one of the affected individuals revealed a lack of myelin. Functional tests using affected individual-derived iPSCs showed that these germline mutations caused aberrant splicing of the endogenous LGI4 transcript and in a cell-based assay impaired the secretion of truncated LGI4 protein. This is consistent with previous studies reporting arthrogryposis in Lgi4-deficient mice due to peripheral hypomyelination. This study adds to the recent reports implicating defective axoglial function as a key cause of AMC.


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Artrogripose/genética , Proteínas da Matriz Extracelular/genética , Mutação , Células de Schwann/metabolismo , Artrogripose/diagnóstico , Artrogripose/patologia , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Bainha de Mielina/metabolismo , Linhagem
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Fetal Diagn Ther ; 41(1): 8-14, 2017.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27093552

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the neurodevelopmental and ocular outcome of a continuous retrospective series of fetal toxoplasmosis infections for which prenatal ultrasound (US) follow-up revealed abnormal cerebral findings without associated ventriculomegaly. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all cases of proven fetal Toxoplasma gondii infection with fetal cerebral anomalies at US examination without significant ventriculomegaly (≥10 mm) evaluated in our center over a 5-year period. US and magnetic resonance imaging findings were collected. The neurodevelopmental and ocular outcomes of the cases were studied. RESULTS: Nine fetuses were included. Hyperechogenic foci of the cerebral parenchyma were isolated in five cases. Among those, four children had normal neurological development. Amblyopia was detected in on case. Hyperechogenic foci were associated with other anomalies of cerebral parenchyma in three cases among which two children had normal neurological development. Termination of pregnancy was performed in three cases: one case within the context of severe maternal schizophrenia with isolated hyperechogenic foci, one case where hyperechogenic foci were associated with extensive lesions of the white matter, and one case for severe fetal hydrops. CONCLUSION: The neurological prognosis of cerebral hyperechogenic lesions without ventriculomegaly in fetal toxoplasmosis infection may be favorable. The risk of ocular damage however remains high and unpredictable in the prenatal period.


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Cérebro/diagnóstico por imagem , Toxoplasmose Congênita/diagnóstico por imagem , Cérebro/anormalidades , Feminino , Idade Gestacional , Humanos , Hidrocefalia/diagnóstico por imagem , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética , Gravidez , Prognóstico , Doenças Retinianas/diagnóstico por imagem , Doenças Retinianas/etiologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Toxoplasmose Congênita/complicações , Ultrassonografia Pré-Natal
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Am J Hum Genet ; 99(4): 928-933, 2016 Oct 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27616481

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Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) is a developmental condition characterized by multiple joint contractures resulting from reduced or absent fetal movements. Through linkage analysis, homozygosity mapping, and exome sequencing in four unrelated families affected by lethal AMC, we identified biallelic mutations in GLDN in the affected individuals. GLDN encodes gliomedin, a secreted cell adhesion molecule involved in the formation of the nodes of Ranvier. Transmission electron microscopy of the sciatic nerve from one of the affected individuals showed a marked lengthening defect of the nodes. The GLDN mutations found in the affected individuals abolish the cell surface localization of gliomedin and its interaction with its axonal partner, neurofascin-186 (NF186), in a cell-based assay. The axoglial contact between gliomedin and NF186 is essential for the initial clustering of Na+ channels at developing nodes. These results indicate a major role of gliomedin in node formation and the development of the peripheral nervous system in humans. These data indicate that mutations of GLDN or CNTNAP1 (MIM: 616286), encoding essential components of the nodes of Ranvier and paranodes, respectively, lead to inherited nodopathies, a distinct disease entity among peripheral neuropathies.


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Artrogripose/genética , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Mutação , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Nós Neurofibrosos/metabolismo , Alelos , Axônios/metabolismo , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/genética , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/metabolismo , Moléculas de Adesão Celular Neuronais/genética , Exoma/genética , Feminino , Morte Fetal , Humanos , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Fatores de Crescimento Neural/metabolismo , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Linhagem , Ligação Proteica/genética , Nós Neurofibrosos/ultraestrutura
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Hum Mutat ; 37(12): 1329-1339, 2016 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27363716

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Holoprosencephaly (HPE) is the most common congenital cerebral malformation in humans, characterized by impaired forebrain cleavage and midline facial anomalies. It presents a high heterogeneity, both in clinics and genetics. We have developed a novel targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS) assay and screened a cohort of 257 HPE patients. Mutations with high confidence in their deleterious effect were identified in approximately 24% of the cases and were held for diagnosis, whereas variants of uncertain significance were identified in 10% of cases. This study provides a new classification of genes that are involved in HPE. SHH, ZIC2, and SIX3 remain the top genes in term of frequency with GLI2, and are followed by FGF8 and FGFR1. The three minor HPE genes identified by our study are DLL1, DISP1, and SUFU. Here, we demonstrate that fibroblast growth factor signaling must now be considered a major pathway involved in HPE. Interestingly, several cases of double mutations were found and argue for a polygenic inheritance of HPE. Altogether, it supports that the implementation of NGS in HPE diagnosis is required to improve genetic counseling.


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Fatores de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/genética , Holoprosencefalia/genética , Mutação , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Proteínas Hedgehog/genética , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala/métodos , Humanos , Masculino , Receptor Tipo 1 de Fator de Crescimento de Fibroblastos , Análise de Sequência de DNA/métodos , Transdução de Sinais
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Prenat Diagn ; 36(8): 744-51, 2016 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27297286

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OBJECTIVES: To describe macroscopic and microscopic anomalies present in fetuses carrying hepatocyte nuclear factor-1 ß mutation, their frequency, and genotype/phenotype correlations. METHODS: Clinical data, ultrasound findings, genetic studies, and autopsy reports of 20 fetal autopsies were analyzed. Histology was reviewed by two pathologists. RESULTS: Macroscopic findings were typically unilateral or bilateral renal enlargement and cortical cysts. Renal lesions were associated with congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract in 25% of cases. Microscopic renal anomalies were dominated by glomerulocystic kidney and renal dysplasia. Extra-renal manifestations such as pancreatic hypoplasia (75%) and genital anomalies (68%) were only detected at autopsy. In 40% of cases, there was heterozygous deletion of the whole gene. There were de novo mutations in 40%. CONCLUSION: This study underlines the importance of considering hepatocyte nuclear factor-1 ß mutations in fetuses with congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract, especially when associated with pancreatic hypoplasia. No correlation between phenotype and genotype was found, highlighting high intra-familial variability in cases with inherited mutations. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


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Fator 1-beta Nuclear de Hepatócito/genética , Rim/anormalidades , Pâncreas/anormalidades , Pancreatopatias/congênito , Anormalidades Urogenitais/genética , Autopsia , Anormalidades Congênitas/diagnóstico por imagem , Anormalidades Congênitas/genética , Anormalidades Congênitas/patologia , Feminino , Genótipo , Humanos , Rim/diagnóstico por imagem , Rim/patologia , Masculino , Mutação , Pâncreas/diagnóstico por imagem , Pancreatopatias/diagnóstico por imagem , Pancreatopatias/genética , Fenótipo , Gravidez , Ultrassonografia Pré-Natal , Anormalidades Urogenitais/diagnóstico por imagem , Anormalidades Urogenitais/patologia
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Eur J Med Genet ; 59(4): 249-56, 2016 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26732629

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Tubulinopathies are increasingly emerging major causes underlying complex cerebral malformations, particularly in case of microlissencephaly often associated with hypoplastic or absent corticospinal tracts. Fetal akinesia deformation sequence (FADS) refers to a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of disorders with congenital malformations related to impaired fetal movement. We report on an early foetal case with FADS and microlissencephaly due to TUBB2B mutation. Neuropathological examination disclosed virtually absent cortical lamination, foci of neuronal overmigration into the leptomeningeal spaces, corpus callosum agenesis, cerebellar and brainstem hypoplasia and extremely severe hypoplasia of the spinal cord with no anterior and posterior horns and almost no motoneurons. At the cellular level, the p.Cys239Phe TUBB2B mutant leads to tubulin heterodimerization impairment, decreased ability to incorporate into the cytoskeleton, microtubule dynamics alteration, with an accelerated rate of depolymerization. To our knowledge, this is the first case of microlissencephaly to be reported presenting with a so severe and early form of FADS, highlighting the importance of tubulin mutation screening in the context of FADS with microlissencephaly.


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Artrogripose/genética , Malformações do Desenvolvimento Cortical/genética , Microcefalia/genética , Tubulina (Proteína)/genética , Adulto , Artrogripose/fisiopatologia , Cerebelo/fisiopatologia , Feminino , Feto , Humanos , Malformações do Desenvolvimento Cortical/fisiopatologia , Microcefalia/fisiopatologia , Neurônios Motores/patologia , Mutação , Medula Espinal/fisiopatologia , Tubulina (Proteína)/deficiência
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Eur J Hum Genet ; 24(6): 784-93, 2016 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26508573

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Beckwith-Wiedemann and Silver-Russell syndromes (BWS/SRS) are two imprinting disorders (IDs) associated with disturbances of the 11p15.5 chromosomal region. In BWS, epimutations and genomic alterations within 11p15.5 are observed in >70% of patients, whereas in SRS they are observed in about 60% of the cases. In addition, 10% of the SRS patients carry a maternal uniparental disomy of chromosome 7 11p15.5. There is an increasing demand for prenatal testing of these disorders owing to family history, indicative prenatal ultrasound findings or aberrations involving chromosomes 7 and 11. The complex molecular findings underlying these disorders are a challenge not only for laboratories offering these tests but also for geneticists counseling affected families. The scope of counseling must consider the range of detectable disturbances and their origin, the lack of precise quantitative knowledge concerning the inheritance and recurrence risks for the epigenetic abnormalities, which are hallmarks of these developmental disorders. In this paper, experts in the field of BWS and SRS, including members of the European network of congenital IDs (EUCID.net; www.imprinting-disorders.eu), put together their experience and work in the field of 11p15.5-associated IDs with a focus on prenatal testing. Altogether, prenatal tests of 160 fetuses (122 referred for BWS, 38 for SRS testing) from 5 centers were analyzed and reviewed. We summarize the current knowledge on BWS and SRS with respect to diagnostic testing, the consequences for prenatal genetic testing and counseling and our cumulative experience in dealing with these disorders.


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Síndrome de Beckwith-Wiedemann/genética , Aconselhamento Genético/métodos , Testes Genéticos/métodos , Diagnóstico Pré-Natal/métodos , Síndrome de Silver-Russell/genética , Síndrome de Beckwith-Wiedemann/diagnóstico , Aconselhamento Genético/normas , Testes Genéticos/normas , Humanos , Diagnóstico Pré-Natal/normas , Síndrome de Silver-Russell/diagnóstico
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Prenat Diagn ; 35(7): 675-84, 2015 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25754886

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OBJECTIVES: Conradi-Hünermann-Happle [X-linked dominant chondrodysplasia punctata 2 (CDPX2)] syndrome is a rare X-linked dominant skeletal dysplasia usually lethal in men while affected women show wide clinical heterogeneity. Different EBP mutations have been reported. Severe female cases have rarely been reported, with only six antenatal presentations. METHODS: To better characterize the phenotype in female fetuses, we included nine antenatally diagnosed cases of women with EBP mutations. All cases were de novo except for two fetuses with an affected mother and one case of germinal mosaicism. RESULTS: The mean age at diagnosis was 22 weeks of gestation. The ultrasound features mainly included bone abnormalities: shortening (8/9 cases) and bowing of the long bones (5/9), punctuate epiphysis (7/9) and an irregular aspect of the spine (5/9). Postnatal X-rays and examination showed ichthyosis (8/9) and epiphyseal stippling (9/9), with frequent asymmetric short and bowed long bones. The X-inactivation pattern of the familial case revealed skewed X-inactivation in the mildly symptomatic mother and random X-inactivation in the severe fetal case. Differently affected skin samples of the same fetus revealed different patterns of X-inactivation. CONCLUSION: Prenatal detection of asymmetric shortening and bowing of the long bones and cartilage stippling should raise the possibility of CPDX2 in female fetuses, especially because the majority of such cases involve de novo mutations.


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Condrodisplasia Punctata/diagnóstico por imagem , Fenótipo , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Ultrassonografia Pré-Natal , Condrodisplasia Punctata/genética , Feminino , Marcadores Genéticos , Testes Genéticos , Humanos , Recém-Nascido , Mutação , Gravidez , Segundo Trimestre da Gravidez , Radiografia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Esteroide Isomerases/genética , Inativação do Cromossomo X
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Eur J Hum Genet ; 23(1): 92-102, 2015 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-24736735

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The phenotypic spectrum of GLI3 mutations includes autosomal dominant Greig cephalopolysyndactyly syndrome (GCPS) and Pallister-Hall syndrome (PHS). PHS was first described as a lethal condition associating hypothalamic hamartoma, postaxial or central polydactyly, anal atresia and bifid epiglottis. Typical GCPS combines polysyndactyly of hands and feet and craniofacial features. Genotype-phenotype correlations have been found both for the location and the nature of GLI3 mutations, highlighting the bifunctional nature of GLI3 during development. Here we report on the molecular and clinical study of 76 cases from 55 families with either a GLI3 mutation (49 GCPS and 21 PHS), or a large deletion encompassing the GLI3 gene (6 GCPS cases). Most of mutations are novel and consistent with the previously reported genotype-phenotype correlation. Our results also show a correlation between the location of the mutation and abnormal corpus callosum observed in some patients with GCPS. Fetal PHS observations emphasize on the possible lethality of GLI3 mutations and extend the phenotypic spectrum of malformations such as agnathia and reductional limbs defects. GLI3 expression studied by in situ hybridization during human development confirms its early expression in target tissues.


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Estudos de Associação Genética , Fatores de Transcrição Kruppel-Like/genética , Mutação , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Anormalidades Múltiplas/diagnóstico , Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Acrocefalossindactilia/diagnóstico , Acrocefalossindactilia/genética , Estudos de Coortes , Análise Mutacional de DNA , Família , Expressão Gênica , Rearranjo Gênico , Haploinsuficiência , Humanos , Hibridização in Situ Fluorescente , Fenótipo , Proteína Gli3 com Dedos de Zinco
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Int J Gynaecol Obstet ; 127(3): 275-8, 2014 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25127117

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the outcomes of a pregnancy after a second- or third-trimester intrauterine fetal death (IUFD). METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted at Trousseau Hospital (Paris, France) between 1996 and 2011. The first ongoing pregnancy in women who had had a previous IUFD was monitored. Management of their treatment was according to a standardized protocol. Recurrence of fetal death was the main outcome criterion. RESULTS: The subsequent pregnancies of 87 women who had experienced at least one previous IUFD were followed up. The cause of previous IUFD was placental in 50 (57%) women, unknown in 19 (22%), adnexal in 12 (14%), metabolic in 2 (2%), and malformative in 4 (5%). Three (3%) participants had another stillbirth. Overall, obstetric complications occurred in 34 (39%) pregnancies (including 22 [25%] preterm births, 5 [6%] small for gestational age, and 6 [7%] maternal vascular complications). Obstetric complications were significantly more common among women whose previous stillbirth had been due to placental causes than among those affected by other causes (P=0.02). CONCLUSION: Most pregnancies after IUFD resulted in a live birth; however, adverse obstetric outcomes were more common when the previous stillbirth was due to placental causes.


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Complicações na Gravidez/etiologia , Resultado da Gravidez , Adulto , Feminino , Morte Fetal/etiologia , Retardo do Crescimento Fetal/mortalidade , Número de Gestações , Humanos , Recém-Nascido , Nascimento Vivo/epidemiologia , Paris/epidemiologia , Doenças Placentárias/mortalidade , Gravidez , Complicações na Gravidez/epidemiologia , Segundo Trimestre da Gravidez , Terceiro Trimestre da Gravidez , Estudos Prospectivos , Recidiva , Natimorto/epidemiologia
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Acta Neuropathol Commun ; 2: 69, 2014 Jul 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25059107

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Complex cortical malformations associated with mutations in tubulin genes are commonly referred to as "Tubulinopathies". To further characterize the mutation frequency and phenotypes associated with tubulin mutations, we studied a cohort of 60 foetal cases. Twenty-six tubulin mutations were identified, of which TUBA1A mutations were the most prevalent (19 cases), followed by TUBB2B (6 cases) and TUBB3 (one case). Three subtypes clearly emerged. The most frequent (n = 13) was microlissencephaly with corpus callosum agenesis, severely hypoplastic brainstem and cerebellum. The cortical plate was either absent (6/13), with a 2-3 layered pattern (5/13) or less frequently thickened (2/13), often associated with neuroglial overmigration (4/13). All cases had voluminous germinal zones and ganglionic eminences. The second subtype was lissencephaly (n = 7), either classical (4/7) or associated with cerebellar hypoplasia (3/7) with corpus callosum agenesis (6/7). All foetuses with lissencephaly and cerebellar hypoplasia carried distinct TUBA1A mutations, while those with classical lissencephaly harbored recurrent mutations in TUBA1A (3 cases) or TUBB2B (1 case). The third group was polymicrogyria-like cortical dysplasia (n = 6), consisting of asymmetric multifocal or generalized polymicrogyria with inconstant corpus callosum agenesis (4/6) and hypoplastic brainstem and cerebellum (3/6). Polymicrogyria was either unlayered or 4-layered with neuronal heterotopias (5/6) and occasional focal neuroglial overmigration (2/6). Three had TUBA1A mutations and 3 TUBB2B mutations. Foetal TUBA1A tubulinopathies most often consist in microlissencephaly or classical lissencephaly with corpus callosum agenesis, but polymicrogyria may also occur. Conversely, TUBB2B mutations are responsible for either polymicrogyria (4/6) or microlissencephaly (2/6).


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Encéfalo/anormalidades , Encéfalo/patologia , Malformações do Desenvolvimento Cortical do Grupo I/diagnóstico , Malformações do Desenvolvimento Cortical do Grupo I/genética , Mutação/genética , Tubulina (Proteína)/genética , Autopsia , Encéfalo/metabolismo , Análise Mutacional de DNA , Feminino , Feto , Humanos , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética , Masculino , Malformações do Desenvolvimento Cortical do Grupo I/classificação
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Hum Mutat ; 35(4): 478-85, 2014 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-24470203

RESUMO

Mandibulofacial dysostosis, Guion-Almeida type (MFDGA) is a recently delineated multiple congenital anomalies/mental retardation syndrome characterized by the association of mandibulofacial dysostosis (MFD) with external ear malformations, hearing loss, cleft palate, choanal atresia, microcephaly, intellectual disability, oesophageal atresia (OA), congenital heart defects (CHDs), and radial ray defects. MFDGA emerges as a clinically recognizable entity, long underdiagnosed due to highly variable presentations. The main differential diagnoses are CHARGE and Feingold syndromes, oculoauriculovertebral spectrum, and other MFDs. EFTUD2, located on 17q21.31, encodes a component of the major spliceosome and is disease causing in MFDGA, due to heterozygous loss-of-function (LoF) mutations. Here, we describe a series of 36 cases of MFDGA, including 24 previously unreported cases, and we review the literature in order to delineate the clinical spectrum ascribed to EFTUD2 LoF. MFD, external ear anomalies, and intellectual deficiency occur at a higher frequency than microcephaly. We characterize the evolution of the facial gestalt at different ages and describe novel renal and cerebral malformations. The most frequent extracranial malformation in this series is OA, followed by CHDs and skeletal abnormalities. MFDGA is probably more frequent than other syndromic MFDs such as Nager or Miller syndromes. Although the wide spectrum of malformations complicates diagnosis, characteristic facial features provide a useful handle.


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Anormalidades Múltiplas/patologia , Anus Imperfurado/patologia , Deformidades Congênitas da Mão/patologia , Perda Auditiva Bilateral/patologia , Deficiência Intelectual/patologia , Disostose Mandibulofacial/patologia , Microcefalia/patologia , Oftalmoplegia/patologia , Fatores de Alongamento de Peptídeos/genética , Fatores de Alongamento de Peptídeos/metabolismo , Ribonucleoproteína Nuclear Pequena U5/genética , Ribonucleoproteína Nuclear Pequena U5/metabolismo , Trombocitopenia/patologia , Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Anus Imperfurado/genética , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Orelha Externa/patologia , Feminino , Deformidades Congênitas da Mão/genética , Haploinsuficiência , Perda Auditiva Bilateral/genética , Humanos , Lactente , Deficiência Intelectual/genética , Masculino , Disostose Mandibulofacial/genética , Microcefalia/genética , Mutação , Oftalmoplegia/genética , Fenótipo , Gravidez , Diagnóstico Pré-Natal , Trombocitopenia/genética
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Prenat Diagn ; 33(13): 1305-7, 2013 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-24122891

RESUMO

Nevus sebaceous is a complex hamartoma most commonly found on the scalp, face, and neck and is often present at birth, although some may be diagnosed later in infancy. We report the first prenatal diagnosis of isolated nevus sebaceous that presented at 19 weeks' gestation as a large and exophytic tumor of the scalp. This case emphasizes the crucial role of ultrasound examination performed with high-frequency probes, which revealed associated diffuse lesions of the face. Identification of such a facial involvement could have a dramatic prognostic impact.


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Nevo/diagnóstico por imagem , Couro Cabeludo/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias Cutâneas/diagnóstico por imagem , Ultrassonografia Pré-Natal , Aborto Eugênico , Adulto , Face/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Nevo/patologia , Gravidez , Couro Cabeludo/patologia , Neoplasias Cutâneas/patologia
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