Genetics Home Reference. Kallmann syndrome.
- Kaposi sarcoma
A relatively rare type of skin malignancy that tends to afflict elderly people or, those with an abnormal immune system as in AIDS. Kaposi sarcoma is a highly vascular (“angioblastic”) tumor of the skin characterized by soft purplish plaques and papules that form nodules which typically start on the feet and ankles and then slowly […]
- Kartagener syndrome
A genetic syndrome that is characterized by sinusitis, bronchiectasis (widening and inflammation of the bronchi), dextrocardia (heart on the right side of the chest), and infertility. Kartagener syndrome is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. Kartagener syndrome is usually due to mutation in the gene called DNAI1 on chromosome 9. However, linkage studies have mapped […]
Any cell that possesses a nucleus. A neuron (nerve cell) is a karyocyte; it has a nucleus. A mature erythrocyte (red blood cell) is not a karyocyte; it lacks a nucleus. The term “karyocyte” is made up of “kary-” from the Greek “karyon” meaning “nut or kernel” + “-cyte” from the Greek “kytos” meaning a […]
A standard arrangement of the chromosome complement prepared for chromosome analysis. A normal female karyotype would include each of the 22 pairs of autosomes (nonsex chromosomes), arranged in numeric order, together with the two X chromosomes.
The preparation, analysis, and interpretation of a karyotype.