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Candidate locus analysis for PHACE syndrome

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  • Sheri Mitchell and Dawn H. Siegel contributed equally to this work.

  • How to Cite this Article: Mitchell S, Siegel DH, Shieh JTC, Stevenson DA, Grimmer JF, Lewis T, Metry D, Frieden I, Blei F, Kayserili H, Drolet BA, Bayrak-Toydemir P. 2012. Candidate locus analysis for PHACE syndrome. Am J Med Genet Part A. 158A:1363–1367.

Abstract

PHACE syndrome (OMIM #606519) is a neurocutaneous syndrome of unknown etiology and pathogenesis. We report on an individual with PHACE syndrome with a complete deletion of SLC35B4 on 7q33. In order to further analyze this region, SLC35B4 was sequenced for 33 individuals with PHACE syndrome and one parental set. Common polymorphisms with a possible haplotype but no disease causing mutation were identified. Sixteen of 33 samples of the PHACE syndrome patients were also analyzed for copy number variations using high-resolution oligo-comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) microarray. A second individual in this cohort had a 26.5 kb deletion approximately 80 kb upstream of SLC35B4 with partial deletion of the AKR1B1 on 7q33. The deletions observed on 7q33 are not likely the singular cause of PHACE syndrome; however, it is possible that this region provides a genetic susceptibility to phenotypic expression with other confounding genetic or environmental factors. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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