Microdeletion on 17p11.2 in a Smith-Magenis syndrome patient with mental retardation and congenital heart defect: first report from China

C. Huang, Y.-F. Yang, H. Zhang, L. Xie, J.-L. Chen, J. Wang, Z.-P. Tan, H. Luo
2012 Genetics and Molecular Research  
Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) is a rare syndrome with multiple congenital malformations, including development and mental retardation, behavioral problems and a distinct facial appearance. SMS is caused by haploinsufficiency of RAI1 (deletion or mutation of RAI1). We describe an eight-year-old female Chinese patient with multiple malformations, congenital heart defect, mental retardation, and behavioral problems (self hugging, sleeping disturbance). High-resolution genome wide single nucleotide
more » ... olymorphism array revealed a 3.7-Mb deletion in chromosome region 17p11.2. This chromosome region contains RAI1, a critical gene involved in SMS. To ©FUNPEC-RP www.funpecrp.com.br Genetics and Molecular Research 11 (3): 2321-2327 (2012) C. Huang et al. the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of an SMS patient in mainland China.
doi:10.4238/2012.august.13.5 pmid:22911601 fatcat:7lt6faqtbjgzhbllpgssda6pme