Prader-Willi Syndrome

and Other Chromosome 15q Deletion Disorders

  • Suzanne B. Cassidy
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 61)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction and Overview of Prader-Willi Syndrome

  3. Molecular Genetics of Prader-Willi and Angelman Syndromes

    1. Karin Buiting, Valerie Greger, Ingrid Hörstmann, Hermann-Josef Lüdecke, Gabriele Senger, Uwe Claussen et al.
      Pages 13-16
    2. Marcus E. Pembrey, J. Clayton-Smith, T. Webb, S. Malcolm
      Pages 17-26
    3. R. D. Nicholls, W. Gottlieb, M. J. Mascari, E. M. Rinchik, G. S. Pai, D. J. Driscoll et al.
      Pages 41-51
    4. W. P. Robinson, A. Bottani, X. Yagang, J. Balakrishnan, F. Binkert, M. Mächler et al.
      Pages 53-58
  4. Cytogenetics of Prader-Willi and Angelman Syndromes

    1. R. Ellen Magenis, SuEllen Toth-Fejel
      Pages 59-74
    2. Shivanand R. Patil, Bryce Hauschildt, Marie Greally, Chris Headley, Denise Wilson, James Hanson et al.
      Pages 75-94
    3. D. F. C. M. Smeets, M. R. Nelen, B. C. J. Hamel, A. P. T. Smits, H. J. M. Smeets, J. H. M. Bollen et al.
      Pages 95-100
  5. Clinical Aspects of Prader-Willi Syndrome: National Studies

    1. Vanja A. Holm, Suzanne B. Cassidy, Merlin G. Butler, Jeanne M. Hanchett, Frank Greenberg, Barbara Y. Whitman et al.
      Pages 105-117
    2. Arabella Smith, S. White, G. Warne, P. Montgomery, J. Nelson, H. Beange et al.
      Pages 119-128
    3. Christian Aashamar, Arvid Heiberg, Kari Storhaug, Bjørn Lofterød
      Pages 129-130
    4. G. B. Pozzan, F. Cerutti, A. Corrias, C. Maffeis, G. Tonini, M. De Simone et al.
      Pages 137-145
    5. Jeanne M. Hanchett, Nobutake Matsuo, Toshiro Nagai, Norio Niikawa, Hidefumi Tonoki
      Pages 147-151
  6. Clinical Aspects of Prader-Willi Syndromes Endocrine Studies

    1. E. Martin Ritzén, Per Bolme, Kerstin Hall
      Pages 153-169
    2. Moris Angulo, Mariano Castro-Magana, John Uy, Warren Rosenfeld
      Pages 171-174
    3. Susanne Blichfeldt, K. Main, M. Ritzén, N. E. Skakkebaek
      Pages 175-180
  7. Clinical Aspects of Prader-Willi Syndrome: Physical Characteristics

    1. Peter S. W. Davies, C. Joughin, M. B. E. Livingstone, N. D. Barnes
      Pages 181-187
    2. Andrew E. Poole, Rima M. Munoz, Suzanne B. Cassidy
      Pages 189-197
  8. Psychological and Behavioral Aspects of Prader-Willi Syndrome

  9. Clinical Aspects of Angelman Syndrome

    1. Jill Clayton-Smith
      Pages 233-235
    2. Roberto Zori, R. Nicholls, D. J. Driscoll, C. A. Williams
      Pages 237-245
    3. J. Hendrickson, L. Marfatia, K. Kovak, R. E. Magenis, C. Williams
      Pages 247-253
  10. Panel Discussion

  11. Back Matter
    Pages 267-269

About these proceedings


Although Prader-Willi syndrome was first described 35 years ago, it was following detection of an interstitial chromosome 15q deletion in some affected patients ten years ago that it became a major focus of multidisciplinary scientific interest. This interest was compounded by the later determination that some patients with a clinically distinct disorder, Angelman syndrome, apparently also had the same chromosome 15q deletion. Subsequently, molecular genetic studies showed that some cytogenetically normal patients with both disorders have uniparental disomy, maternal in Prader-Willi syndrome and paternal in Angelman syndrome. Genetic imprinting has been implicated in this unusual phenomenon. This Workshop was conceived to bring together clinical and basic scientists from around the world whose research was focused on unraveling this unique genetic situation and further delineating these two fascinating disorders. As this volume demonstrates, it was successful in reaching this goal. Laboratory and clinical scientists from 15 countries in four continents participated, and even more countries were represented among the professional and parent observers of its proceedings. Many participants had previously known each other in print only. As a consequence of the Workshop, conclusions could be drawn on several issues. International collaborative research efforts were established. And acquaintances were developed between people who investigate the genetics of these disorders from differing perspectives, resulting in enrichment of approach to answering the complex questions posed by these fascinating conditions. Plans were initiated for another such scientific workshop a few years hence. This volume includes papers presented from the platform.


Angelman Syndrom Angelman syndrome Chromosomen Chromosomendefekt Humangenetik Termination chromosome cytogenetics gene genes genetics human genetics molecular genetics mutation physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Suzanne B. Cassidy
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Medicine, Section of Genetics/DysmorphologyUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-84285-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84283-2
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