Nijmegen breakage syndrome (NBS) is an autosomal recessive chromosomal instability syndrome characterised by short stature, progressive
microcephaly with loss of cognitive skills, ovarian failure in females and immunodeficiency. NBS is also associated with an
increased risk of cancer, particularly lymphomas. Mutations of the NBS1 gene are detected in nearly all patients.
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- Nijmegen Breakage Syndrome (University of Washington) part of the NCI funded Geneclinics.org site. Details of NBS, diagnosis, management, molecular biology, genetic counseling, resources, references etc.
- Nijmegen Breakage Syndrome Mutation Database (Virginia Mason Research Center, Washington, USA) includes information about NBS, references, tables of NBS1 gene mutations detected in NBS patients and a table of NBS1 polymorphisms/variants in non-NBS patients.
- Nijmegen Breakage syndrome (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, National Center for Biotechnology Information, USA)
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