|Title:||Nucleolus organizer region heteromorphism in patients with Down syndrome and their parents|
|Abstract:||The study aimed to evaluate the role of nucleolus organizer region [NOR] heteromorphism as an etiological factor for parental nondisjunction in Down syndrome by comparing 25 patients affected by Down syndrome, and their parents with a control group of 80 non-affected Egyptians. All parents had normal karyotypes. The average modal number per parent of Ag-positive NORs was significantly higher in parents than controls. A significant difference in the size of the double-NOR variants [dNORs] was found. The mean maternal and paternal ages were significantly lower, with a significant increase in spontaneous abortions, for dNOR[+] couples compared with dNOR[-] couples|
|Subject:||Nucleolus Organizer Region|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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