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Deletion of the RMGA and CHD2 genes in a child with epilepsy and mental deficiency

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Capelli, Leonardo P. [1] ; Krepischi, C. V. [1] ; Gurgel-Giannetti, Juliana [2] ; Mendes, Mirian Fabiola S. [3] ; Rodrigues, Tatiane [4] ; Varela, Monica C. [4] ; Koiffmann, Celia P. [4] ; Rosenberg, Carla [4]
Total Authors: 8
[1] AC Camargo Canc Hosp, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Minas Gerais, Dept Pediat, Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil
[3] Madre Teresa Hosp, Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Genet & Biol Evolut, Inst Biociencias, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL GENETICS; v. 55, n. 2, p. 132-134, FEB 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 23

We describe a novel chromosome microdeletion at 15q26.1 detected by oligo-array-CGH in a 6-year-old girl presenting with global development delay, epilepsy, autistic behavior and facial dysmorphisms. Although these features are often present in Angelman syndrome, no alterations were present in the methylation pattern of the Prader-Willi-Angelman critical region. The deletion encompasses only 2 genes: CHD2, which is part of a gene family already involved in CHARGE syndrome, and RGMA which exerts a negative control on axon growth. Deletion of either or both genes could cause the phenotype of this patient. These results provide a further chromosome region requiring evaluation in patients presenting Angelman features. (C) 2011 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 98/14254-2 - The Human Genome Research Center
Grantee:Mayana Zatz
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC
FAPESP's process: 09/00898-1 - Submicroscopic genomic imbalances associated with specific congenital abnormalities and mental deficiency phenotypes
Grantee:Carla Rosenberg
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants