Sequence analysis of 17 NRXN1 deletions

Louise Kristine Enggaard Hoeffding, Thomas Hansen, Andrés Ingason, Linh Doung, Johan H Thygesen, Rikke Steensbjerre Møller, Niels Tommerup, George Kirov, Dan Rujescu, Lars Larsen, Thomas Werge

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Genome instability plays fundamental roles in human evolution and phenotypic variation within our population. This instability leads to genomic rearrangements that are involved in a wide variety of human disorders, including congenital and neurodevelopmental disorders, and cancers. Insight into the molecular mechanisms governing such genomic rearrangements may increase our understanding of disease pathology and evolutionary processes. Here we analyse 17 carriers of non-recurrent deletions in the NRXN1 gene, which have been associated with neurodevelopmental disorders, e.g. schizophrenia, autism and epilepsies.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican journal of medical genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric genetics : the official publication of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)52-61
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014


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