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9p13.2 deletion, the PAX5 gene and the brain

9p13.2 and the PAX5 gene. Mutation or deletion of this gene causes a novel neurodevelopmental disorder. The clinical consequences of deletions of the distal part of 9p are well known. At the same time the significance of interstitial deletions of other areas of 9p are not so clear. The segment...
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Phelan-McDermid syndrome and new treatment medications

Phelan-McDermid syndrome new treatments may improve some patients’ symptoms – more research necessary. Phelan-McDermid syndrome (PMS) is a disorder caused by deletions of the distal segment of 22q (22q13.3). The main factor in this condition is haploinsufficiency of the SHANK3 gene located at this segment. Mutations of this gene produce...
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