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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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10p12.1 deletion and the WAC gene

Chromosome 10p12.1 deletion and the affect of the WAC gene   The short arm of chromosome 10 contains the WAC gene, located at 10p12.1. A loss of function of this gene causes DeSanto-Shinawi syndrome (DESSH) which is characterized by facial dysmorphism, global developmental delay and behavioral abnormalities. Patients with deletions...
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