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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-52999

Hoischen, A; van Bon, B W M; Rodríguez-Santiago, B; Gilissen, C; Vissers, L E L M; de Vries, P; Janssen, I; van Lier, B; Hastings, R; Smithson, S F; Newbury-Ecob, R; Kjaergaard, S; Goodship, J; McGowan, R; Bartholdi, D; Rauch, A; Peippo, M; Cobben, J M; Wieczorek, D; Gillessen-Kaesbach, G; Veltman, J A; Brunner, H G; de Vries, B B B A (2011). De novo nonsense mutations in ASXL1 cause Bohring-Opitz syndrome. Nature Genetics, 43(8):729-731.

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Bohring-Opitz syndrome is characterized by severe intellectual disability, distinctive facial features and multiple congenital malformations. We sequenced the exomes of three individuals with Bohring-Opitz syndrome and in each identified heterozygous de novo nonsense mutations in ASXL1, which is required for maintenance of both activation and silencing of Hox genes. In total, 7 out of 13 subjects with a Bohring-Opitz phenotype had de novo ASXL1 mutations, suggesting that the syndrome is genetically heterogeneous.


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Medical Genetics
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:06 Jan 2012 16:19
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:14
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
Publisher DOI:10.1038/ng.868
PubMed ID:21706002

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