Journal article

Molecular characterization of a novel x-linked syndrome involving developmental delay and deafness

Michael S Hildebrand, Michelle G de Silva, Tiong Yang Tan, Elizabeth Rose, Carla Nishimura, Tanya Tolmachova, Joanne M Hulett, Susan M White, Jeremy Silver, Melanie Bahlo, Richard JH Smith, Hans-Henrik M Dahl

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL GENETICS PART A | WILEY-LISS | Published : 2007

Abstract

X-linked syndromes associated with developmental delay and sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) have been characterized at the molecular level, including Mohr-Tranebjaerg syndrome and Norrie disease. In this study we report on a novel X-linked recessive, congenital syndrome in a family with developmental delay and SNHL that maps to a locus associated with mental retardation (MR) for which no causative gene has been identified. The X-linked recessive inheritance and congenital nature of the syndrome was confirmed by detailed clinical investigation and the family history. Linkage mapping of the X-chromosome was conducted to ascertain the disease locus and candidate genes were screened by direct s..

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