Apr 17, 2007

Genetic factors in congenital diaphragmatic hernia

American Journal of Human Genetics
Ashley M HolderDaryl A Scott

Abstract

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a relatively common birth defect associated with high mortality and morbidity. Although the exact etiology of most cases of CDH remains unknown, there is a growing body of evidence that genetic factors play an important role in the development of CDH. In this review, we examine key findings that are likely to form the basis for future research in this field. Specific topics include a short overview of normal and abnormal diaphragm development, a discussion of syndromic forms of CDH, a detailed review of chromosomal regions recurrently altered in CDH, a description of the retinoid hypothesis of CDH, and evidence of the roles of specific genes in the development of CDH.

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NR2F2 gene
Embryo
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NR2F2 wt Allele
Biochemical Pathway
Morbidity Aspects
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KDM5A wt Allele
Cytogenetics
Entire Diaphragm

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