Unite de Genetique Clinique

Sotteville-lès-Rouen, France

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Viot G.,Unite de Genetique Clinique
European Journal of Human Genetics | Year: 2017

p.(Arg320His) mutation in the KCNC1 gene in human 11p15.1 has recently been identified in patients with progressive myoclonus epilepsies, a group of rare inherited disorders manifesting with action myoclonus, myoclonic epilepsy, and ataxia. This KCNC1 variant causes a dominant-negative effect. Here we describe three patients from the same family with intellectual disability and dysmorphic features. The three affected individuals carry a c.1015C>T (p.(Arg339*)) nonsense variant in KCNC1 gene. As previously observed in the mutant mouse carrying a disrupted KCNC1 gene, these findings reveal that individuals with a KCNC1 loss-of-function variant can present intellectual disability without seizure and epilepsy.European Journal of Human Genetics advance online publication, 1 February 2017; doi:10.1038/ejhg.2017.3. © 2017 Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature.


PubMed | Brest University Hospital Center, Nancy University Hospital Center, Cytogenetics Laboratory, Medecine Legale and 25 more.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Clinical genetics | Year: 2016

Microarray-based comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) is commonly used in diagnosing patients with intellectual disability (ID) with or without congenital malformation. Because aCGH interrogates with the whole genome, there is a risk of being confronted with incidental findings (IF). In order to anticipate the ethical issues of IF with the generalization of new genome-wide analysis technologies, we questioned French clinicians and cytogeneticists about the situations they have faced regarding IF from aCGH. Sixty-five IF were reported. Forty corresponded to autosomal dominant diseases with incomplete penetrance, 7 to autosomal dominant diseases with complete penetrance, 14 to X-linked diseases, and 4 were heterozygotes for autosomal recessive diseases with a high prevalence of heterozygotes in the population. Therapeutic/preventive measures or genetic counselling could be argued for all cases except four. These four IF were intentionally not returned to the patients. Clinicians reported difficulties in returning the results in 29% of the cases, mainly when the question of IF had not been anticipated. Indeed, at the time of the investigation, only 48% of the clinicians used consents mentioning the risk of IF. With the emergence of new technologies, there is a need to report such national experiences; they show the importance of pre-test information on IF.


PubMed | Service de Pediatrie 1, Laboratoire Of Cytologie, Service de Soins de Suite et de Reeducation Pediatrique, Laboratoire Of Genetique Medicale and 11 more.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: European journal of human genetics : EJHG | Year: 2016

The increasing use of array-CGH in malformation syndromes with intellectual disability could lead to the description of new contiguous gene syndrome by the analysis of the gene content of the microdeletion and reverse phenotyping. Thanks to a national and international call for collaboration by Achropuce and Decipher, we recruited four patients carrying de novo overlapping deletions of chromosome 9q33.3q34.11, including the STXBP1, the LMX1B and the ENG genes. We restrained the selection to these three genes because the effects of their haploinsufficency are well described in the literature and easily recognizable clinically. All deletions were detected by array-CGH and confirmed by FISH. The patients display common clinical features, including intellectual disability with epilepsy, owing to the presence of STXBP1 within the deletion, nail dysplasia and bone malformations, in particular patellar abnormalities attributed to LMX1B deletion, epistaxis and cutaneous-mucous telangiectasias explained by ENG haploinsufficiency and common facial dysmorphism. This systematic analysis of the genes comprised in the deletion allowed us to identify genes whose haploinsufficiency is expected to lead to disease manifestations and complications that require personalized follow-up, in particular for renal, eye, ear, vascular and neurological manifestations.


PubMed | Brest University Hospital Center, Unite de consultations externes, Nancy University Hospital Center, Institute Federatif Of Biologie and 20 more.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: European journal of human genetics : EJHG | Year: 2016

Heterozygous COL2A1 variants cause a wide spectrum of skeletal dysplasia termed type II collagenopathies. We assessed the impact of this gene in our French series. A decision tree was applied to select 136 probands (71 Stickler cases, 21 Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita cases, 11 Kniest dysplasia cases, and 34 other dysplasia cases) before molecular diagnosis by Sanger sequencing. We identified 66 different variants among the 71 positive patients. Among those patients, 18 belonged to multiplex families and 53 were sporadic. Most variants (38/44, 86%) were located in the triple helical domain of the collagen chain and glycine substitutions were mainly observed in severe phenotypes, whereas arginine to cysteine changes were more often encountered in moderate phenotypes. This series of skeletal dysplasia is one of the largest reported so far, adding 44 novel variants (15%) to published data. We have confirmed that about half of our Stickler patients (46%) carried a COL2A1 variant, and that the molecular spectrum was different across the phenotypes. To further address the question of genotype-phenotype correlation, we plan to screen our patients for other candidate genes using a targeted next-generation sequencing approach.


Busa T.,Unite de genetique clinique | Chabrol B.,Service de neurologie pediatrique | Perret O.,Unite de genetique clinique | Longy M.,Institute Bergonie | Philip N.,Unite de genetique clinique
Gene | Year: 2013

PTEN gene (phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome ten, MIM 601628) is a tumor suppressor gene implicated in PTEN hamartoma tumor syndromes (PHTS) including Cowden syndrome, Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome and Proteus-like syndrome. PTEN mutations have been more recently reported in children with macrocephaly and autism spectrum disorders or mental retardation, without other symptoms of PHTS. Although tumor risk has not been evaluated in these patients and their relatives, the same surveillance as for Cowden syndrome is usually proposed. We report a family including patients carrying a novel PTEN mutation and presenting with a mild phenotype consisting of macrocephaly, hypotonia during the first year of life and mild learning disabilities, without autistic features. None of these patients exhibited PTHS-related symptoms such as tumors, lipomas, vascular malformations or pigmented macules of the glans penis. This report raises the question of extending the indications of PTEN mutation screening to familial macrocephaly with learning disabilities. Detection of a mutation in this family led to difficult questions about surveillance, genetic counseling and familial information since the mother declined tumor screening and disclosure of genetic risk information to at-risk relatives. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.


Girerd B.,University Paris - Sud | Girerd B.,Center National Of Reference Of Lhypertension Pulmonaire Severe | Girerd B.,French Institute of Health and Medical Research | Montani D.,University Paris - Sud | And 23 more authors.
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine | Year: 2010

Rationale: Activin A receptor type II-like kinase-1 (ACVRL1, also known as ALK1) mutation is a cause of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) and/or heritable pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Objectives: To describe the characteristics of patients with PAH carrying an ACVRL1 mutation. Methods: We reviewed clinical, functional, and hemodynamic characteristics of 32 patients with PAH carrying an ACVRL1 mutation, corresponding to 9 patients from the French PAH Network and 23 from literature analysis. These cases were compared with 370 patients from the French PAH Network (93 with a bone morphogenetic protein receptor type 2 [BMPR2] mutation and 277 considered as idiopathic cases without identified mutation). Distribution of mutations in the ACVRL1 gene in patients with PAH was compared with the HHT Mutation Database. Measurements and Main Results: At diagnosis, ACVRL1 mutation carriers were significantly younger (21.8 ± 16.7 yr) than BMPR2 mutation carriers and noncarriers (35.7 ± 14.9 and 47.6 ± 16.3 yr, respectively; P < 0.0001). In seven of the nine patients from the French PAH Network, PAH diagnosis preceded manifestations of HHT. ACVRL1 mutation carriers had better hemodynamic status at diagnosis, but none responded to acute vasodilator challenge and they had shorter survival when compared with other patients with PAH despite similar use of specific therapies. ACVRL1 mutations in exon 10 were more frequently observed in patients with PAH, as compared with what was observed in the HHT Mutation Database (33.3 vs. 5%; P < 0.0001). Conclusions: ACVRL1 mutation carriers were characterized by a younger age at PAH diagnosis. Despite less severe initial hemodynamics and similar management, these patients had worse prognosis compared with other patients with PAH, suggesting more rapid disease progression.


Le Goff C.,French Institute of Health and Medical Research | Mahaut C.,French Institute of Health and Medical Research | Abhyankar A.,Rockefeller University | Le Goff W.,University Pierre and Marie Curie | And 14 more authors.
Nature Genetics | Year: 2012

Myhre syndrome (MIM 139210) is a developmental disorder characterized by short stature, short hands and feet, facial dysmorphism, muscular hypertrophy, deafness and cognitive delay. Using exome sequencing of individuals with Myhre syndrome, we identified SMAD4 as a candidate gene that contributes to this syndrome on the basis of its pivotal role in the bone morphogenetic pathway (BMP) and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β signaling. We identified three distinct heterozygous missense SMAD4 mutations affecting the codon for Ile500 in 11 individuals with Myhre syndrome. All three mutations are located in the region of SMAD4 encoding the Mad homology 2 (MH2) domain near the site of monoubiquitination at Lys519, and we found a defect in SMAD4 ubiquitination in fibroblasts from affected individuals. We also observed decreased expression of downstream TGF-β target genes, supporting the idea of impaired TGF-β-mediated transcriptional control in individuals with Myhre syndrome.


Busa T.,Unite de Genetique Clinique | Milh M.,Service de Neurologie Pediatrique | Degardin N.,Service de Chirurgie Plastique Pediatrique | Girard N.,Service de Neuroradiologie Diagnostique et Interventionnelle | And 6 more authors.
European Journal of Paediatric Neurology | Year: 2015

Background PTEN gene (MIM 601628) is a tumor suppressor gene implicated in PTEN hamartoma tumor syndromes (PHTS) including Cowden syndrome, Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome, and Proteus-like syndrome. Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome is considered as the pediatric form of PHTS. More recently, children presenting autism spectrum disorders with macrocephaly (ASD-M) have been reported. Methods We report clinical data from seven patients diagnosed in childhood with a PTEN germline mutation, excluding cases of familial Cowden syndrome. Results This study underlines the variability of phenotype associated with PTEN mutations diagnosed at pediatric age. Most of the patients did not fulfill usual criteria of Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome or ASD-M. Conclusion PTEN testing should be considered in any child presenting with severe macrocephaly (>+4SD) and another feature of PHTS. © 2014 European Paediatric Neurology Society.


Hyon C.,University Pierre and Marie Curie | Marlin S.,Unite de Genetique Clinique | Chantot-Bastaraud S.,University Pierre and Marie Curie | Mabboux P.,University Pierre and Marie Curie | And 6 more authors.
European Journal of Medical Genetics | Year: 2011

Submicroscopic duplications of the genomic interval deleted in Miller-Dieker syndrome (MDS) were recently identified by array-based comparative genomic hybridization (a-CGH) studies, describing new genomic disorders in the MDS locus. These rearrangements of varying size, from 59-88. kb to 4. Mb, were non-recurrent, and appear to result from diverse molecular mechanisms. Only five patients had overlapping 17p13.3 duplications including the entire MDS critical region. We describe here a 13-year-old girl with a novel microduplication of the MDS critical region, involving the PAFAH1B1 and YWHAE genes. She presented with moderate psychomotor retardation, speech delay, behavioral problems, and bilateral cleft lip and palate, a previously unreported manifestation. Initially diagnosed as having an apparently simple terminal Xq26 deletion on standard cytogenetic analysis, she was found to have an associated terminal 4.2. Mb 17p13.3 submicroscopic duplication, identified by subtelomere FISH analysis, further characterized by high-resolution array CGH, resulting from an unbalanced X;17 translocation. Phenotypic comparison with the 5 other patients previously described, revealed common phenotypic features, such as hypotonia, mild to moderate developmental delay/mental retardation, speech abnormalities, behavioral problems, recurrent infections, relatively increase of body weight, discrete facial dysmorphism including downslanting palpebral fissures, broad midface, pointed chin, contributing to further delineate this new 17p13.3 microduplication syndrome. © 2010 Elsevier Masson SAS.


PubMed | Unite de genetique clinique, Service de radiologie pediatrique, Unite de cytogenetique constitutionnelle and Service de chirurgie pediatrique
Type: Journal Article | Journal: European journal of medical genetics | Year: 2016

Terminal 7q deletion is rarely reported in the literature. Holoprosencephaly and sacral dysgenesis are found in association with this deletion, due to haploinsufficiency of SHH and HLBX9 genes respectively. We report on a 2-year-old boy with 7q35-36.3 deletion encompassing SHH identified by oligonucleotide array comparative genomic hybridization. In addition to other frequent features, the patient presented with esophageal atresia and tracheoeosophageal fistula diagnosed at birth. This case, together with two others previously described, one presenting with esophageal atresia, the other with congenital esophageal stenosis, confirms the possible association between congenital esophageal malformations and 7q terminal deletion including SHH.

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