Jacobsen syndrome refers to a congenital anomaly caused by deletion at 11q23.3-qter. We here describe two siblings with the same 11q23.3-qter deletion. Both parents were healthy with a normal karyotype. Cytogenetic microarray analysis revealed no mosaicism in either parent but the mother showed uniparental disomy encompassing the deleted region found in the two siblings. The pattern of X chromosome inactivation was almost completely skewed in the mother. These data suggested that the mother was a carrier of the 11q23.3-qter deletion but that this had been rescued by disomy formation during early embryogenesis except for her germinal cells.
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