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What does UPD stand for?

UPD stands for Uniparental Disomy


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2-13 because of interstitial deletions or maternal uniparental disomy (UPD) (70% and 30% of cases, respectively).
About 70% of cases are caused by a paternal genetic deletion on chromosome 15 (15q11-13), while 25% are from a maternal uniparental disomy of chromosome 15.
12) Single-nucleotide polymorphism arrays also detected uniparental disomy (UPD) of chromosome 9p in all patients homozygous for the V617F mutation, as well as in other areas of the genome.
Because uniparental disomy is rare, Malcolm says, these parents can be assured that the syndromes "would be unlikely to recur.
They also identify long contiguous stretches of homozygosity, which may suggest an increased likelihood for a recessive condition or uniparental disomy (UPD).
Genetic irregularities that influence the dosage of imprinted genes, such as uniparental disomy (UPD), duplications/deletions, and loss of the parent-specific methylation markers (loss/gain of methylation) are frequently found in these syndromes (3, 4).
But a growing body of evidence now has geneticists suspecting that uniparental disomy may be more common than originally thought and may underlie a whole range of inherited disorders.
Loss of imprinted genes from the paternally inherited chromosome 15811-13 region results in PWS either as a result of interstitial deletion on the paternally derived chromosome 15 (approximately 70% of cases) or from uniparental disomy (UPD), in which both chromosomes 15 are maternal in origin (approximately 25% of cases) (1-3).

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