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Genet Med ; 2019 Oct 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31578471

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PURPOSE: Lamb-Shaffer syndrome (LAMSHF) is a neurodevelopmental disorder described in just over two dozen patients with heterozygous genetic alterations involving SOX5, a gene encoding a transcription factor regulating cell fate and differentiation in neurogenesis and other discrete developmental processes. The genetic alterations described so far are mainly microdeletions. The present study was aimed at increasing our understanding of LAMSHF, its clinical and genetic spectrum, and the pathophysiological mechanisms involved. METHODS: Clinical and genetic data were collected through GeneMatcher and clinical or genetic networks for 41 novel patients harboring various types of SOX5 alterations. Functional consequences of selected substitutions were investigated. RESULTS: Microdeletions and truncating variants occurred throughout SOX5. In contrast, most missense variants clustered in the pivotal SOX-specific high-mobility-group domain. The latter variants prevented SOX5 from binding DNA and promoting transactivation in vitro, whereas missense variants located outside the high-mobility-group domain did not. Clinical manifestations and severity varied among patients. No clear genotype-phenotype correlations were found, except that missense variants outside the high-mobility-group domain were generally better tolerated. CONCLUSIONS: This study extends the clinical and genetic spectrum associated with LAMSHF and consolidates evidence that SOX5 haploinsufficiency leads to variable degrees of intellectual disability, language delay, and other clinical features.

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Eur J Hum Genet ; 2019 Oct 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31591517

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The HoxD cluster is critical for vertebrate limb development. Enhancers located in both the telomeric and centromeric gene deserts flanking the cluster regulate the transcription of HoxD genes. In rare patients, duplications, balanced translocations or inversions misregulating HOXD genes are responsible for mesomelic dysplasia of the upper and lower limbs. By aCGH, whole-genome mate-pair sequencing, long-range PCR and fiber fluorescent in situ hybridization, we studied patients from two families displaying mesomelic dysplasia limited to the upper limbs. We identified microduplications including the HOXD cluster and showed that microduplications were in an inverted orientation and inserted between the HOXD cluster and the telomeric enhancers. Our results highlight the existence of an autosomal dominant condition consisting of isolated ulnar dysplasia caused by microduplications inserted between the HOXD cluster and the telomeric enhancers. The duplications likely disconnect the HOXD9 to HOXD11 genes from their regulatory sequences. This presumptive loss-of-function may have contributed to the phenotype. In both cases, however, these rearrangements brought HOXD13 closer to telomeric enhancers, suggesting that the alterations derive from the dominant-negative effect of this digit-specific protein when ectopically expressed during the early development of forearms, through the disruption of topologically associating domain structure at the HOXD locus.

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Eur J Med Genet ; : 103776, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31562959

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Chromoanagenesis represents an extreme form of genomic rearrangements involving multiple breaks occurring on a single or multiple chromosomes. It has been recently described in both acquired and rare constitutional genetic disorders. Constitutional chromoanagenesis events could lead to abnormal phenotypes including developmental delay and congenital anomalies, and have also been implicated in some specific syndromic disorders. We report the case of a girl presenting with growth retardation, hypotonia, microcephaly, dysmorphic features, coloboma, and hypoplastic corpus callosum. Karyotype showed a de novo structurally abnormal chromosome 14q31qter region. Molecular characterization using SNP-array revealed a complex unbalanced rearrangement in 14q31.1-q32.2, on the paternal chromosome 14, including thirteen interstitial deletions ranging from 33 kb to 1.56 Mb in size, with a total of 4.1 Mb in size, thus suggesting that a single event like chromoanagenesis occurred. To our knowledge, this is one of the first case of 14q distal deletion due to a germline chromoanagenesis. Genome sequencing allowed the characterization of 50 breakpoints, leading to interruption of 10 genes including YY1 which fit with the patient's phenotype. This precise genotyping of breaking junction allowed better definition of genotype-phenotype correlations.

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Mol Genet Genomic Med ; 7(10): e00939, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31454185

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BACKGROUND: Pallister-Killian syndrome (PKS) is a rare sporadic disorder caused by tetrasomy of the short arm of chromosome 12. The main clinical manifestations are global developmental delay, intellectual disability, epilepsy, dysmorphic features, hypopigmented and/or hyperpigmented lesions, and multiple congenital anomalies. PKS is associated with tissue mosaicism, which is difficult to diagnose through peripheral blood sample by conventional cytogenetic methods and fluorescence in situ hybridization. METHODS: Here, we report five patients with PKS. We delineate their clinical phenotypes and we compare them with previously published cases. We used array Comparative Genomic Hybridization (aCGH) with DNA extracted from peripheral blood samples. The five patients have also been tested by conventional cytogenetics techniques. RESULTS: Four out of five patients showed tetrasomy 12p by aCGH. Three of the four patients have typical i(12p) and one of the four demonstrated atypical tetrasomy 12p. The percentage of mosaicism was as low as 20%. Our cohort exhibited the typical PKS phenotypes. CONCLUSION: Our results demonstrate the efficacy of aCGH for the diagnosis of PKS from DNA extracted from lymphocytes. Thus, for patients suspected of PKS, we recommend performing aCGH on lymphocytes at an early age before  proceeding to skin biopsy. aCGH on peripheral blood samples is sensitive in detecting low level of mosaicism and it is less invasive method than skin biopsy. We reviewed also the literature concerning the previously published PKS patients diagnosed by aCGH.

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Orphanet J Rare Dis ; 14(1): 121, 2019 05 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31151468

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Williams Beuren syndrome (WBS) is a multiple malformations/intellectual disability (ID) syndrome caused by 7q11.23 microdeletion and clinically characterized by a typical neurocognitive profile including excessive talkativeness and social disinhibition, often defined as "overfriendliness" and "hyersociability". WBS is generally considered as the polar opposite phenotype to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Surprisingly, the prevalence of ASD has been reported to be significantly higher in WBS (12%) than in general population (1%). Our study aims to investigate the molecular basis of the peculiar association of ASD and WBS. We performed chromosomal microarray analysis and whole exome sequencing in six patients presenting with WBS and ASD, in order to evaluate the possible presence of chromosomal or gene variants considered as pathogenic.Our study shows that the presence of ASD in the recruited WBS patients is due to i) neither atypically large deletions; ii) nor the presence of pathogenic variants in genes localized in the non-deleted 7q11.23 allele which would unmask recessive conditions; iii) moreover, we did not identify a second, indisputable independent genetic diagnosis, related to pathogenic Copy Number Variations or rare pathogenic exonic variants in known ID/ASD causing genes, although several variants of unknown significance were found. Finally, imprinting effect does not appear to be the only cause of autism in WBS patients, since the deletions occurred in alleles of both maternal and paternal origin.The social disinhibition observed in WBS does not follow common social norms and symptoms overlapping with ASD, such as restricted interests and repetitive behavior, can be observed in "typical" WBS patients: therefore, the terms "overfriendliness" and "hypersociability" appear to be a misleading oversimplification.The etiology of ASD in WBS is likely to be heterogeneous. Further studies on large series of patients are needed to clarify the observed variability in WBS social communication, ranging from excessive talkativeness and social disinhibition to absence of verbal language and social deficit.

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Hum Mutat ; 40(11): 1993-2000, 2019 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31230393

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Human retrocopies, that is messenger RNA transcripts benefitting from the long interspersed element 1 machinery for retrotransposition, may have specific consequences for genomic testing. Next genetration sequencing (NGS) techniques allow the detection of such mobile elements but they may be misinterpreted as genomic duplications or be totally overlooked. We report eight observations of retrocopies detected during diagnostic NGS analyses of targeted gene panels, exome, or genome sequencing. For seven cases, while an exons-only copy number gain was called, read alignment inspection revealed a depth of coverage shift at every exon-intron junction where indels were also systematically called. Moreover, aberrant chimeric read pairs spanned entire introns or were paired with another locus for terminal exons. The 8th retrocopy was present in the reference genome and thus showed a normal NGS profile. We emphasize the existence of retrocopies and strategies to accurately detect them at a glance during genetic testing and discuss pitfalls for genetic testing.

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Cytogenet Genome Res ; 157(3): 141-147, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30947196

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Chromosomal microarray (CMA) is currently considered as a first-tier test in the genetic assessment of patients presenting with intellectual disability and/or multiple congenital abnormalities. The distinction between pathogenic CNVs, polymorphisms, and variants of unknown significance can be a diagnostic dilemma for cytogeneticists. The size of the CNV has been proposed as a useful criterion. We herein report the characterization of a 13.6-Mb interstitial duplication 20p11.1p12.1, found in a child presenting with mild global developmental delay, by standard karyotype and CMA. Unexpectedly, the same CNV was detected in the patient's mother and pregnant sister, who were healthy. On the basis of these results, an implication of this CNV in the neurological problems observed in the proband was considered to be unlikely. This report underlines the complexity of genetic counseling concerning rare chromosomal abnormalities, when little information is available either in the literature or in international cytogenetic databases.


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Duplicação Cromossômica , Coloração Cromossômica/métodos , Anormalidades Congênitas/genética , Deficiência Intelectual/genética , Criança , Variações do Número de Cópias de DNA , Feminino , Aconselhamento Genético , Humanos , Masculino , Mães , Linhagem , Irmãos
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J Thromb Haemost ; 17(7): 1097-1103, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31021037

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Essentials No F8 genetic abnormality is detected in about 2% of severe hemophilia A patients. Detection of F8 structural variants remains a challenge. We identified a new F8 rearrangement in a severe hemophilia A patient using nanopore sequencing. We highlight the value of single-molecule long-read sequencing technologies in a genomics laboratory. BACKGROUND: No F8 genetic abnormality is detected in about 2% of severe hemophilia A patients using conventional genetic approaches. In these patients, deep intronic variation or F8 disrupting genomic rearrangement could be causal. OBJECTIVE: To characterize, in a genetically unresolved severe hemophilia A patient, a new Xq28 rearrangement disrupting F8 using comprehensive molecular techniques including nanopore sequencing. RESULTS: Long-range polymerase chain reaction (PCR) performed throughout F8 identified a nonamplifiable region in intron 25 indicating the presence of a genomic rearrangement. F8 messanger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) analysis including 3'rapid amplification of complementary deoxyribonucleic acid (cDNA) ends and nanopore sequencing found the presence of a F8 fusion transcript in which F8 exon 26 was replaced by a 742-bp pseudoexon corresponding to a noncoding region located at the beginning of the long arm of chromosome X (Xq12; chrX: 66 310 352-66 311 093, GRCh37/hg19). Cytogenetic microarray analysis found the presence of a Xq11.1q12 gain of 3.8 Mb. The PCR amplification of junction fragments and fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis found that the Xq11q12 duplicated region was inserted in the F8 intron 25 genomic region. CONCLUSION: We characterized a novel genomic rearrangement in which a 3.8-Mb Xq11.1q12 gain inserted in the F8 intron 25 led to an aberrant fusion transcript in a patient with severe hemophilia A (HA), using comprehensive molecular techniques. This study highlights the value of single-molecule long-read sequencing technologies for molecular diagnosis of HA especially when conventional genetic approaches have failed.

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J Med Genet ; 56(8): 526-535, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30923172

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BACKGROUND: Balanced chromosomal rearrangements associated with abnormal phenotype are rare events, but may be challenging for genetic counselling, since molecular characterisation of breakpoints is not performed routinely. We used next-generation sequencing to characterise breakpoints of balanced chromosomal rearrangements at the molecular level in patients with intellectual disability and/or congenital anomalies. METHODS: Breakpoints were characterised by a paired-end low depth whole genome sequencing (WGS) strategy and validated by Sanger sequencing. Expression study of disrupted and neighbouring genes was performed by RT-qPCR from blood or lymphoblastoid cell line RNA. RESULTS: Among the 55 patients included (41 reciprocal translocations, 4 inversions, 2 insertions and 8 complex chromosomal rearrangements), we were able to detect 89% of chromosomal rearrangements (49/55). Molecular signatures at the breakpoints suggested that DNA breaks arose randomly and that there was no major influence of repeated elements. Non-homologous end-joining appeared as the main mechanism of repair (55% of rearrangements). A diagnosis could be established in 22/49 patients (44.8%), 15 by gene disruption (KANSL1, FOXP1, SPRED1, TLK2, MBD5, DMD, AUTS2, MEIS2, MEF2C, NRXN1, NFIX, SYNGAP1, GHR, ZMIZ1) and 7 by position effect (DLX5, MEF2C, BCL11B, SATB2, ZMIZ1). In addition, 16 new candidate genes were identified. Systematic gene expression studies further supported these results. We also showed the contribution of topologically associated domain maps to WGS data interpretation. CONCLUSION: Paired-end WGS is a valid strategy and may be used for structural variation characterisation in a clinical setting.

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Prenat Diagn ; 39(6): 464-470, 2019 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30896039

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OBJECTIVES: Congenital heart defects (CHDs) may be isolated or associated with other malformations. The use of chromosome microarray (CMA) can increase the genetic diagnostic yield for CHDs by between 4% and 10%. The objective of this study was to evaluate the value of CMA after the prenatal diagnosis of an isolated CHD. METHODS: In a retrospective, nationwide study performed in France, we collected data on all cases of isolated CHD that had been explored using CMAs in 2015. RESULTS: A total of 239 fetuses were included and 33 copy number variations (CNVs) were reported; 19 were considered to be pathogenic, six were variants of unknown significance, and eight were benign variants. The anomaly detection rate was 10.4% overall but ranged from 0% to 16.7% as a function of the isolated CHD in question. The known CNVs were 22q11.21 deletions (n = 10), 22q11.21 duplications (n = 2), 8p23 deletions (n = 2), an Alagille syndrome (n = 1), and a Kleefstra syndrome (n = 1). CONCLUSION: The additional diagnostic yield was clinically significant (3.1%), even when anomalies in the 22q11.21 region were not taken into account. Hence, patients with a suspected isolated CHD and a normal karyotype must be screened for chromosome anomalies other than 22q11.21 duplications and deletions.

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Am J Hum Genet ; 104(2): 319-330, 2019 02 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30639322

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ZMIZ1 is a coactivator of several transcription factors, including p53, the androgen receptor, and NOTCH1. Here, we report 19 subjects with intellectual disability and developmental delay carrying variants in ZMIZ1. The associated features include growth failure, feeding difficulties, microcephaly, facial dysmorphism, and various other congenital malformations. Of these 19, 14 unrelated subjects carried de novo heterozygous single-nucleotide variants (SNVs) or single-base insertions/deletions, 3 siblings harbored a heterozygous single-base insertion, and 2 subjects had a balanced translocation disrupting ZMIZ1 or involving a regulatory region of ZMIZ1. In total, we identified 13 point mutations that affect key protein regions, including a SUMO acceptor site, a central disordered alanine-rich motif, a proline-rich domain, and a transactivation domain. All identified variants were absent from all available exome and genome databases. In vitro, ZMIZ1 showed impaired coactivation of the androgen receptor. In vivo, overexpression of ZMIZ1 mutant alleles in developing mouse brains using in utero electroporation resulted in abnormal pyramidal neuron morphology, polarization, and positioning, underscoring the importance of ZMIZ1 in neural development and supporting mutations in ZMIZ1 as the cause of a rare neurodevelopmental syndrome.

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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30191619

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OBJECTIVES: To validate and evaluate an integrated protocol for non-invasive prenatal genetic screening (NIPS) for common fetal aneuploidies in a clinical setting, using the semiconductor sequencing technology, Ion Proton. METHODS: This prospective cohort study included 2505 pregnant women from seven academic genetic laboratories (695 high risk pregnancies in a validation study and 1810 pregnancies with a risk higher than 1/250 without ultrasound anomalies, in a real NIPS clinical setting). Cell free DNA from plasma samples was sequenced using Ion Proton sequencer, and sequencing data were analyzed using the open-access software WISECONDOR. Performance metrics for detection of trisomies 21, 18 and 13, were calculated based on either fetal karyotype result or clinical data collected at birth. We also evaluated the failure rate and compared three methods of fetal fraction quantification (RASSF1A assay, DEFRAG and SANEFALCON software). RESULTS: Sensitivities and specificities were: 98.3% (95%CI: 93.5 - 99.7) and 99.9% (95%CI: 99.4 - 100) for T21, 96.7% (95%CI: 80.9 - 99.8) and 100% (95%CI: 99.6 - 100) for T18, 94.1% (95%CI: 69.2 - 99.7) and 100% (95%CI: 99.6 - 100) for T13. Our failure rate was 1.2% at first and as low as 0.6% after re-testing some of the failed samples. Fetal fraction estimation by RASSF1A assay was consistent with DEFRAG results, both of which are adequate for routine diagnosis. CONCLUSIONS: We describe one of the largest studies evaluating the Ion Proton based NIPS and the first clinical study reporting pregnancy outcome in a large set of patients. We demonstrate that this platform is highly efficient in detecting the three most common trisomies. Our protocol is robust and can be easily implemented in any medical genetics laboratory. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Brain ; 2018 Jul 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29985992

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The transcription factor BCL11B is essential for development of the nervous and the immune system, and Bcl11b deficiency results in structural brain defects, reduced learning capacity, and impaired immune cell development in mice. However, the precise role of BCL11B in humans is largely unexplored, except for a single patient with a BCL11B missense mutation, affected by multisystem anomalies and profound immune deficiency. Using massively parallel sequencing we identified 13 patients bearing heterozygous germline alterations in BCL11B. Notably, all of them are affected by global developmental delay with speech impairment and intellectual disability; however, none displayed overt clinical signs of immune deficiency. Six frameshift mutations, two nonsense mutations, one missense mutation, and two chromosomal rearrangements resulting in diminished BCL11B expression, arose de novo. A further frameshift mutation was transmitted from a similarly affected mother. Interestingly, the most severely affected patient harbours a missense mutation within a zinc-finger domain of BCL11B, probably affecting the DNA-binding structural interface, similar to the recently published patient. Furthermore, the most C-terminally located premature termination codon mutation fails to rescue the progenitor cell proliferation defect in hippocampal slice cultures from Bcl11b-deficient mice. Concerning the role of BCL11B in the immune system, extensive immune phenotyping of our patients revealed alterations in the T cell compartment and lack of peripheral type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s), consistent with the findings described in Bcl11b-deficient mice. Unsupervised analysis of 102 T lymphocyte subpopulations showed that the patients clearly cluster apart from healthy children, further supporting the common aetiology of the disorder. Taken together, we show here that mutations leading either to BCL11B haploinsufficiency or to a truncated BCL11B protein clinically cause a non-syndromic neurodevelopmental delay. In addition, we suggest that missense mutations affecting specific sites within zinc-finger domains might result in distinct and more severe clinical outcomes.

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Am J Hum Genet ; 102(6): 1195-1203, 2018 06 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29861108

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Next-generation sequencing is a powerful tool for the discovery of genes related to neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs). Here, we report the identification of a distinct syndrome due to de novo or inherited heterozygous mutations in Tousled-like kinase 2 (TLK2) in 38 unrelated individuals and two affected mothers, using whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing technologies, matchmaker databases, and international collaborations. Affected individuals had a consistent phenotype, characterized by mild-borderline neurodevelopmental delay (86%), behavioral disorders (68%), severe gastro-intestinal problems (63%), and facial dysmorphism including blepharophimosis (82%), telecanthus (74%), prominent nasal bridge (68%), broad nasal tip (66%), thin vermilion of the upper lip (62%), and upslanting palpebral fissures (55%). Analysis of cell lines from three affected individuals showed that mutations act through a loss-of-function mechanism in at least two case subjects. Genotype-phenotype analysis and comparison of computationally modeled faces showed that phenotypes of these and other individuals with loss-of-function variants significantly overlapped with phenotypes of individuals with other variant types (missense and C-terminal truncating). This suggests that haploinsufficiency of TLK2 is the most likely underlying disease mechanism, leading to a consistent neurodevelopmental phenotype. This work illustrates the power of international data sharing, by the identification of 40 individuals from 26 different centers in 7 different countries, allowing the identification, clinical delineation, and genotype-phenotype evaluation of a distinct NDD caused by mutations in TLK2.

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Hum Mol Genet ; 27(7): 1228-1240, 2018 04 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29373757

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SOX8 is an HMG-box transcription factor closely related to SRY and SOX9. Deletion of the gene encoding Sox8 in mice causes reproductive dysfunction but the role of SOX8 in humans is unknown. Here, we show that SOX8 is expressed in the somatic cells of the early developing gonad in the human and influences human sex determination. We identified two individuals with 46, XY disorders/differences in sex development (DSD) and chromosomal rearrangements encompassing the SOX8 locus and a third individual with 46, XY DSD and a missense mutation in the HMG-box of SOX8. In vitro functional assays indicate that this mutation alters the biological activity of the protein. As an emerging body of evidence suggests that DSDs and infertility can have common etiologies, we also analysed SOX8 in a cohort of infertile men (n = 274) and two independent cohorts of women with primary ovarian insufficiency (POI; n = 153 and n = 104). SOX8 mutations were found at increased frequency in oligozoospermic men (3.5%; P < 0.05) and POI (5.06%; P = 4.5 × 10-5) as compared with fertile/normospermic control populations (0.74%). The mutant proteins identified altered SOX8 biological activity as compared with the wild-type protein. These data demonstrate that SOX8 plays an important role in human reproduction and SOX8 mutations contribute to a spectrum of phenotypes including 46, XY DSD, male infertility and 46, XX POI.

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Mol Syndromol ; 8(6): 325-330, 2017 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29230163

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We report a 3-generation family in which 2 Xp copy number variations (CNVs) co-segregate. The proband presented with syndromic intellectual disability. The CNV had been revealed by conventional karyotyping, identifying a large Xp22 duplication causing an Xp functional disomy. Family studies found that this duplication was inherited from the proband's mother and was also present in one of his sisters. This sister had conventional karyotyping performed during pregnancy with a normal result. Postnatally, her child, the proband's nephew, presented with autism spectrum disorders. aCGH revealed a 339-kb IL1RAPL1 duplication. Overall, the proband, his mother, and one of his sisters all harboured both CNVs, while his other sister and the 2 sons of each sister only carried the IL1RAPL1 intragenic duplication. As seen in this family, we emphasise the importance of small CNV detection, the pathogenicity of IL1RAPL1 exonic duplications in male carriers, and the difficulties for genetic counselling with the risk of double diagnosis in a single patient.

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Cytogenet Genome Res ; 153(3): 117-124, 2017.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29268249

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We report on a prenatally diagnosed unusual case of inverted terminal duplication of the short arm of chromosome 2, leading to interstitial telomeric sequences (ITSs) and partial trisomy 2p. To our knowledge, there are only 4 further cases of pure partial trisomy 2p reported prenatally. Here, the mother was referred at 22 weeks of gestation for isolated fetal congenital heart malformation at ultrasound. The karyotype of amniotic fluid cells displayed a large duplication of the short arm of chromosome 2 that was further investigated by array-CGH, which detected a 1-copy gain of 43.75 Mb in chromosome 2 at 2p21p25.3. FISH confirmed the presence of an inverted duplication in the short arm of chromosome 2 involving the region 2p21pter and revealed the presence of ITSs at the breakpoint in chromosome 2p21. This report contributes to the prenatal description of the syndrome. We also discuss the possible mechanisms leading to this duplication and the formation of ITSs which are rarely described in constitutional rearrangements.


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Cromossomos Humanos Par 2/genética , Doenças Fetais/genética , Diagnóstico Pré-Natal , Telômero/genética , Trissomia/genética , Bandeamento Cromossômico , Hibridização Genômica Comparativa , Feminino , Doenças Fetais/diagnóstico , Humanos , Hibridização in Situ Fluorescente , Gravidez , Trissomia/diagnóstico
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BMC Med Genet ; 18(1): 9, 2017 Jan 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28137251

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BACKGROUND: Sex chromosome aneuploidies occur in approximately one in 420 live births. The most frequent abnormalities are 45,X (Turner syndrome), 47,XXX (triple X), 47,XXY (Klinefelter syndrome), and 47,XYY. The prevalence of males with more than one extra sex chromosome (e.g. 48,XXYY or 48,XXXY) is less common. However, the literature provides little information about the cognitive and behavioural phenotype and the natural history of the disease. We report the clinical, neurocognitive, social cognitive and psychiatric characterization of a patient with 49,XYYYY syndrome. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient presented with a complex phenotype including a particular cognitive profile with intellectual deficiency and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with limited interests. Moreover, social anxiety disorder with selective mutism and separation anxiety disorder were observed (DSM-5 criteria, MINI Assessment). CONCLUSION: It is now admitted that 49,XYYYY has unique medical, neurodevelopmental and behavioural characteristics. Interestingly, ASD is more common in groups with Y chromosome aneuploidy. This clinical report suggests that understanding the cognitive and social functioning of these patients may provide new insights into possible therapeutic strategies, as cognitive remediation or social cognitive training.


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Transtorno do Espectro Autista/genética , Transtorno do Espectro Autista/psicologia , Cromossomos Humanos Y/genética , Adulto , Humanos , Masculino , Fenótipo , Tetrassomia , Síndrome de Turner
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Biol Reprod ; 95(4): 89, 2016 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27580986

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Until now, complete ex vivo spermatogenesis has been reported only in the mouse. In this species, the duration of spermatogenesis is 35 days, whereas it is 54 days in the rat and 74 days in humans. We performed long-term (until 60 days) cultures of fresh or frozen rat or human seminiferous tubule segments in a bioreactor made of a hollow cylinder of chitosan hydrogel. Testicular tissues were obtained from 8- or 20-day-old male rats or from adult human subjects who had undergone hormone treatments leading to a nearly complete regression of their spermatogenesis before bilateral orchiectomy for gender reassignment. The progression of spermatogenesis was assessed by cytological analyses of the cultures; it was related to a dramatic increase in the levels of the mRNAs specifically expressed by round spermatids, Transition protein 1, Transition protein 2, and Protamine 3 in rat cultures. From 2% to 3.8% of cells were found to be haploid cells by fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis of human cultures. In this bioreactor, long-term cultures of seminiferous tubule segments from prepubertal rats or from adult men allowed completion of the spermatogenic process leading to morphologically mature spermatozoa. Further studies will need to address the way of optimizing the yield of every step of spermatogenesis by adjusting the composition of the culture medium, the geometry, and the material properties of the chitosan hydrogel bioreactors. Another essential requirement is to assess the quality of the gametes produced ex vivo by showing their ability to produce normal offspring (rat) or their biochemical normality (human).


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Espermatogênese/fisiologia , Testículo/citologia , Adulto , Animais , Reatores Biológicos , Quitosana , Criopreservação/métodos , Meios de Cultura , Humanos , Hidrogéis , Hibridização in Situ Fluorescente , Técnicas In Vitro , Masculino , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Túbulos Seminíferos/citologia , Túbulos Seminíferos/metabolismo , Especificidade da Espécie , Espermátides/citologia , Espermátides/metabolismo , Espermatogênese/genética , Testículo/metabolismo
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