Human Genetics

, Volume 84, Issue 1, pp 79–80

Gene assignment of Zellweger syndrome to 7q11.23: report of the second case associated with a pericentric inversion of chromosome 7

Authors

  • Kenji Naritomi
    • Department of PediatricsUniversity of the Ryukyus School of Medicine
  • Yoshinori Izumikawa
    • Department of PediatricsUniversity of the Ryukyus School of Medicine
  • Satoshi Ohshiro
    • Department of PediatricsUniversity of the Ryukyus School of Medicine
  • Kaoru Yoshida
    • Department of PediatricsUniversity of the Ryukyus School of Medicine
  • Nobuyuki Shimozawa
    • Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of MedicineGifu University
  • Yasuyuki Suzuki
    • Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of MedicineGifu University
  • Tadao Orii
    • Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of MedicineGifu University
  • Kiyotake Hirayama
    • Department of PediatricsUniversity of the Ryukyus School of Medicine
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DOI: 10.1007/BF00210677

Cite this article as:
Naritomi, K., Izumikawa, Y., Ohshiro, S. et al. Hum Genet (1989) 84: 79. doi:10.1007/BF00210677

Summary

The case of a newborn girl with Zellweger syndrome and a pericentric inversion of chromosome 7, 46,XX, inv(7)(p12q11.23), is reported. The diagnosis was confirmed by marked deficiency of peroxisomal beta-oxidation enzymes in hepatic cells from autopsy samples. This is the second case of Zellweger syndrome associated with a rearrangement of chromosome 7, the tentative gene assignment to 7q11 being further supported; the gene is probably confiend to 7q11.23.

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