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Linda Sorg

10
Jun

chromosome 2q14.3 deletion disrupting CNTNAP5

2q14.3 deletion disrupting CNTNAP5 in a girl with intellectual impairment, thin corpus callosum, and microcephaly. The contactin-associated proteins (CNTNAP) are a subgroup of the neurexin family, predominantly expressed in the central nervous system (CNS). These genes are essential in neurodevelopment and appropriate CNS functioning; contributing to neuron excitation, signaling, conduction,...
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06
Jun

22q11.2 deletion syndrome and congenital heart disease

22q11.2 deletion syndrome and congenital heart disease. 22q11.2 deletion syndrome is the most common microdeletion syndrome with a variable range of clinical features, including cardiac abnormalities. This paper examines the prevalence, identification, outcomes, and clinical management of congenital heart defects (CHD) in patients with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. The prevalence of...
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08
Feb

Common neuropsychiatric features in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome

  Myoclonic epilepsy, parkinsonism, schizophrenia and left-handedness as common neuropsychiatric features in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome 22q11.2 deletion is one of the most common microdeletion syndromes. The clinical features of this condition are broad and highly variable across physical, developmental, and mental health domains. This article analyzes neurological and psychiatric characteristics...
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