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Genetics Home Reference: familial hypercholesterolemia

Mutations in the APOB, LDLR, LDLRAP1, or PCSK9 gene cause familial hypercholesterolemia. Changes in the LDLR gene are the most common cause of this condition. The LDLR gene provides instructions for making a protein called a low-density lipoprotein receptor. This type of receptor binds to particles called (LDLs), which are the primary carriers of cholesterol… Read More »

Reference Manuals May Be Facing Obsolescence

We must ensure their relevance to contemporary patient care By LONNY REISMAN, MD It’s 1992 and disruptive technologies of the day are making headlines: AT&T releases the first color videophone; scientists start accessing the World Wide Web; Apple launches the PowerBook Duo. In healthcare, with less fanfare, a Harvard physician named Dr. Burton “Bud” Rose… Read More »

Genetics Home Reference: PACS1 syndrome

Dutta AK. Schuurs-Hoeijmakers syndrome in a patient from India. Am J Med Genet A. 2019 Jan 28. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.61058. [Epub ahead of print] Gadzicki D, Döcker D, Schubach M, Menzel M, Schmorl B, Stellmer F, Biskup S, Bartholdi D. Expanding the phenotype of a recurrent de novo variant in PACS1 causing intellectual disability. Clin Genet.… Read More »

Genetics Home Reference: kidney stones

Genetic changes can increase the risk of developing kidney stones, often acting in combination with a variety of environmental and lifestyle factors. Most genes involved in the condition are important for transmitting chemical signals from outside cells to inside cells or transporting materials in and out of cells. These processes help regulate the levels of… Read More »

Genetics Home Reference: asparagine synthetase deficiency

Alfadhel M, Alrifai MT, Trujillano D, Alshaalan H, Al Othaim A, Al Rasheed S, Assiri H, Alqahtani AA, Alaamery M, Rolfs A, Eyaid W. Asparagine Synthetase Deficiency: New Inborn Errors of Metabolism. JIMD Rep. 2015;22:11-6. doi: 10.1007/8904_2014_405. Epub 2015 Feb 8. Lomelino CL, Andring JT, McKenna R, Kilberg MS. Asparagine synthetase: Function, structure, and role… Read More »