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Am J Hum Genet ; 105(2): 395-402, 2019 Aug 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31353022

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The glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) anchor links over 150 proteins to the cell surface and is present on every cell type. Many of these proteins play crucial roles in neuronal development and function. Mutations in 18 of the 29 genes implicated in the biosynthesis of the GPI anchor have been identified as the cause of GPI biosynthesis deficiencies (GPIBDs) in humans. GPIBDs are associated with intellectual disability and seizures as their cardinal features. An essential component of the GPI transamidase complex is PIGU, along with PIGK, PIGS, PIGT, and GPAA1, all of which link GPI-anchored proteins (GPI-APs) onto the GPI anchor in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Here, we report two homozygous missense mutations (c.209T>A [p.Ile70Lys] and c.1149C>A [p.Asn383Lys]) in five individuals from three unrelated families. All individuals presented with global developmental delay, severe-to-profound intellectual disability, muscular hypotonia, seizures, brain anomalies, scoliosis, and mild facial dysmorphism. Using multicolor flow cytometry, we determined a characteristic profile for GPI transamidase deficiency. On granulocytes this profile consisted of reduced cell-surface expression of fluorescein-labeled proaerolysin (FLAER), CD16, and CD24, but not of CD55 and CD59; additionally, B cells showed an increased expression of free GPI anchors determined by T5 antibody. Moreover, computer-assisted facial analysis of different GPIBDs revealed a characteristic facial gestalt shared among individuals with mutations in PIGU and GPAA1. Our findings improve our understanding of the role of the GPI transamidase complex in the development of nervous and skeletal systems and expand the clinical spectrum of disorders belonging to the group of inherited GPI-anchor deficiencies.

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Am J Hum Genet ; 105(3): 631-639, 2019 Sep 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31353024

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Notch signaling is an established developmental pathway for brain morphogenesis. Given that Delta-like 1 (DLL1) is a ligand for the Notch receptor and that a few individuals with developmental delay, intellectual disability, and brain malformations have microdeletions encompassing DLL1, we hypothesized that insufficiency of DLL1 causes a human neurodevelopmental disorder. We performed exome sequencing in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. The cohort was identified using known Matchmaker Exchange nodes such as GeneMatcher. This method identified 15 individuals from 12 unrelated families with heterozygous pathogenic DLL1 variants (nonsense, missense, splice site, and one whole gene deletion). The most common features in our cohort were intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, seizures, variable brain malformations, muscular hypotonia, and scoliosis. We did not identify an obvious genotype-phenotype correlation. Analysis of one splice site variant showed an in-frame insertion of 12 bp. In conclusion, heterozygous DLL1 pathogenic variants cause a variable neurodevelopmental phenotype and multi-systemic features. The clinical and molecular data support haploinsufficiency as a mechanism for the pathogenesis of this DLL1-related disorder and affirm the importance of DLL1 in human brain development.

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Eur J Hum Genet ; 27(12): 1827-1835, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31320746

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Variants in DONSON were recently identified as the cause of microcephaly, short stature, and limb abnormalities syndrome (MISSLA). The clinical spectra of MISSLA and Fanconi anaemia (FA) strongly overlap. For that reason, some MISSLA patients have been clinically diagnosed with FA. Here, we present the clinical data of siblings with MISSLA featuring a novel DONSON variant and summarize the current literature on MISSLA. Additionally, we perform computer-aided image analysis using the DeepGestalt technology to test how distinct the facial features of MISSLA and FA patients are. We show that MISSLA has a specific facial gestalt. Notably, we find that also FA patients feature facial characteristics recognizable by computer-aided image analysis. We conclude that computer-assisted image analysis improves diagnostic precision in both MISSLA and FA.

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Cytogenet Genome Res ; 158(3): 126-132, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31203270

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Primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (PHO), also known as pachydermoperiostosis, is a rare, multisystemic, autosomal recessive condition typically presenting with digital clubbing, osteoarthropathy, and various skin manifestations. Radiographs show distinctive periosteal reaction and thickening along the long bones. PHO is caused by homozygous mutations in the HPGD gene in chromosome 4q34.1 or the SLCO2A1 gene in 3q22.1q22.2. Here, we report on a 20-year-old male with enlarged and swollen joints with arthralgia, palmoplantar hyperhidrosis, and large hands and feet with marked digital clubbing. We also present radiographic, MRI, and ultrasonographic features of the case. These clinical and imaging findings were compatible with the diagnosis of PHO, and a novel homozygous mutation, c.576C>G, p.Ile192Met, was found in SLCO2A1.


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Artrite Juvenil/diagnóstico , Mutação , Transportadores de Ânions Orgânicos/genética , Osteoartropatia Hipertrófica Primária/diagnóstico por imagem , Osteoartropatia Hipertrófica Primária/genética , Artrite Juvenil/genética , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Humanos , Masculino , Osteoartropatia Hipertrófica Primária/diagnóstico , Adulto Jovem
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Int J Cancer ; 2019 May 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31081934

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Comparably little is known about breast cancer (BC) risks in women from families tested negative for BRCA1/2 mutations despite an indicative family history, as opposed to BRCA1/2 mutation carriers. We determined the age-dependent risks of first and contralateral breast cancer (FBC, CBC) both in noncarriers and carriers of BRCA1/2 mutations, who participated in an intensified breast imaging surveillance program. The study was conducted between January 1, 2005, and September 30, 2017, at 12 university centers of the German Consortium for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer. Two cohorts were prospectively followed up for incident FBC (n = 4,380; 16,398 person-years [PY], median baseline age: 39 years) and CBC (n = 2,993; 10,090 PY, median baseline age: 42 years). Cumulative FBC risk at age 60 was 61.8% (95% CI 52.8-70.9%) for BRCA1 mutation carriers, 43.2% (95% CI 32.1-56.3%) for BRCA2 mutation carriers and 15.7% (95% CI 11.9-20.4%) for noncarriers. FBC risks were significantly higher than in the general population, with incidence rate ratios of 23.9 (95% CI 18.9-29.8) for BRCA1 mutation carriers, 13.5 (95% CI 9.2-19.1) for BRCA2 mutation carriers and 4.9 (95% CI 3.8-6.3) for BRCA1/2 noncarriers. Cumulative CBC risk 10 years after FBC was 25.1% (95% CI 19.6-31.9%) for BRCA1 mutation carriers, 6.6% (95% CI 3.4-12.5%) for BRCA2 mutation carriers and 3.6% (95% CI 2.2-5.7%) for noncarriers. CBC risk in noncarriers was similar to women with unilateral BC from the general population. Further studies are needed to confirm whether less intensified surveillance is justified in women from BRCA1/2 negative families with elevated risk.

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Hum Genet ; 138(6): 593-600, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30982135

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Postaxial polydactyly (PAP) is a common limb malformation that often leads to cosmetic and functional complications. Molecular evaluation of polydactyly can serve as a tool to elucidate genetic and signaling pathways that regulate limb development, specifically, the anterior-posterior specification of the limb. To date, only five genes have been identified for nonsyndromic PAP: FAM92A, GLI1, GLI3, IQCE and ZNF141. In this study, two Pakistani multiplex consanguineous families with autosomal recessive nonsyndromic PAP were clinically and molecularly evaluated. From both pedigrees, a DNA sample from an affected member underwent exome sequencing. In each family, we identified a segregating frameshift (c.591dupA [p.(Q198Tfs*21)]) and nonsense variant (c.2173A > T [p.(K725*)]) in KIAA0825 (also known as C5orf36). Although KIAA0825 encodes a protein of unknown function, it has been demonstrated that its murine ortholog is expressed during limb development. Our data contribute to the establishment of a catalog of genes important in limb patterning, which can aid in diagnosis and obtaining a better understanding of the biology of polydactyly.


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Dedos/anormalidades , Genes Recessivos/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intracelular/genética , Mutação , Polidactilia/genética , Dedos do Pé/anormalidades , Animais , Consanguinidade , Saúde da Família , Feminino , Dedos/patologia , Genótipo , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Linhagem , Fenótipo , Polidactilia/patologia , Dedos do Pé/patologia , Sequenciamento Completo do Exoma/métodos
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J Hum Genet ; 64(7): 609-616, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31015584

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Individuals affected with autosomal recessive cutis laxa type 2B and 3 usually show translucent skin with visible veins and abnormal elastic fibers, intrauterine and/or postnatal growth restriction and a typical triangular facial gestalt. Here we describe three unrelated individuals in whom such a cutis laxa syndrome was suspected, especially after electron microscopy revealed immature and less dense dermal elastic fibers in one of them. However, one of these children also displayed optic atrophy and two hypogammaglobulinemia. All had elevated liver enzymes and acute liver failure during febrile episodes leading to early demise in two of them. The only surviving patient had been treated with immunoglobulins. Through exome sequencing we identified mutations in NBAS, coding for a protein involved in Golgi-to-ER transport. NBAS deficiency causes several rare conditions ranging from isolated recurrent acute liver failure to a multisystem disorder mainly characterized by short stature, optic nerve atrophy and Pelger-Huët anomaly (SOPH). Since we subsequently verified Pelger-Huët anomaly in two of the patients the diagnosis SOPH syndrome was unequivocally proven. Our data show that SOPH syndrome can be regarded as a differential diagnosis for the progeroid forms of cutis laxa in early infancy and that possibly treatment of the hypogammaglobulinemia can be of high relevance for the prognosis.

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Genet Med ; 21(10): 2216-2223, 2019 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30976099

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PURPOSE: To provide a detailed electroclinical description and expand the phenotype of PIGT-CDG, to perform genotype-phenotype correlation, and to investigate the onset and severity of the epilepsy associated with the different genetic subtypes of this rare disorder. Furthermore, to use computer-assisted facial gestalt analysis in PIGT-CDG and to the compare findings with other glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) anchor deficiencies. METHODS: We evaluated 13 children from eight unrelated families with homozygous or compound heterozygous pathogenic variants in PIGT. RESULTS: All patients had hypotonia, severe developmental delay, and epilepsy. Epilepsy onset ranged from first day of life to two years of age. Severity of the seizure disorder varied from treatable seizures to severe neonatal onset epileptic encephalopathies. The facial gestalt of patients resembled that of previously published PIGT patients as they were closest to the center of the PIGT cluster in the clinical face phenotype space and were distinguishable from other gene-specific phenotypes. CONCLUSION: We expand our knowledge of PIGT. Our cases reaffirm that the use of genetic testing is essential for diagnosis in this group of disorders. Finally, we show that computer-assisted facial gestalt analysis accurately assigned PIGT cases to the multiple congenital anomalies-hypotonia-seizures syndrome phenotypic series advocating the additional use of next-generation phenotyping technology.

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BMC Med Genomics ; 12(1): 6, 2019 01 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30630535

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BACKGROUND: Two interstitial microdeletions Xp11.22 including the CLCN5 and SHROOM4 genes were recently reported in a male individual affected with Dent disease, short stature, psychomotor delay and minor facial anomalies. Dent disease, characterized by a specific renal phenotype, is caused by truncating mutations of CLCN5 in the majority of affected cases. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we present clinical and molecular findings in a male patient with clinical signs of Dent disease, developmental delay, short stature, microcephaly, and facial dysmorphism. Using molecular karyotyping we identified a hemizygous interstitial microdeletion Xp11.23p.11.22 of about 700 kb, which was inherited from his asymptomatic mother. Among the six deleted genes is CLCN5, which explains the renal phenotype in our patient. SHROOM4, which is partially deleted in this patient, is involved in neuronal development and was shown to be associated with X-linked intellectual disability. This is a candidate gene, the loss of which is thought to be associated with his further clinical manifestations. To rule out mutations in other genes related to intellectual disability, whole exome sequencing was performed. No other pathogenic variants that could explain the phenotypic features, were found. CONCLUSION: We compared the clinical findings of the patient presented here with the reported case with an Xp11.22 microdeletion including CLCN5 and SHROOM4 and re-defined the phenotypic spectrum associated with this microdeletion.

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Genet Med ; 21(8): 1797-1807, 2019 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30679821

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PURPOSE: Haploinsufficiency of USP7, located at chromosome 16p13.2, has recently been reported in seven individuals with neurodevelopmental phenotypes, including developmental delay/intellectual disability (DD/ID), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), seizures, and hypogonadism. Further, USP7 was identified to critically incorporate into the MAGEL2-USP7-TRIM27 (MUST), such that pathogenic variants in USP7 lead to altered endosomal F-actin polymerization and dysregulated protein recycling. METHODS: We report 16 newly identified individuals with heterozygous USP7 variants, identified by genome or exome sequencing or by chromosome microarray analysis. Clinical features were evaluated by review of medical records. Additional clinical information was obtained on the seven previously reported individuals to fully elucidate the phenotypic expression associated with USP7 haploinsufficiency. RESULTS: The clinical manifestations of these 23 individuals suggest a syndrome characterized by DD/ID, hypotonia, eye anomalies,feeding difficulties, GERD, behavioral anomalies, and ASD, and more specific phenotypes of speech delays including a nonverbal phenotype and abnormal brain magnetic resonance image findings including white matter changes based on neuroradiologic examination. CONCLUSION: The consistency of clinical features among all individuals presented regardless of de novo USP7 variant type supports haploinsufficiency as a mechanism for pathogenesis and refines the clinical impact faced by affected individuals and caregivers.

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Genet Med ; 2018 Nov 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30349098

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PURPOSE: Pathogenic variants in ARID1B are one of the most frequent causes of intellectual disability (ID) as determined by large-scale exome sequencing studies. Most studies published thus far describe clinically diagnosed Coffin-Siris patients (ARID1B-CSS) and it is unclear whether these data are representative for patients identified through sequencing of unbiased ID cohorts (ARID1B-ID). We therefore sought to determine genotypic and phenotypic differences between ARID1B-ID and ARID1B-CSS. In parallel, we investigated the effect of different methods of phenotype reporting. METHODS: Clinicians entered clinical data in an extensive web-based survey. RESULTS: 79 ARID1B-CSS and 64 ARID1B-ID patients were included. CSS-associated dysmorphic features, such as thick eyebrows, long eyelashes, thick alae nasi, long and/or broad philtrum, small nails and small or absent fifth distal phalanx and hypertrichosis, were observed significantly more often (p < 0.001) in ARID1B-CSS patients. No other significant differences were identified. CONCLUSION: There are only minor differences between ARID1B-ID and ARID1B-CSS patients. ARID1B-related disorders seem to consist of a spectrum, and patients should be managed similarly. We demonstrated that data collection methods without an explicit option to report the absence of a feature (such as most Human Phenotype Ontology-based methods) tended to underestimate gene-related features.

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Nat Commun ; 9(1): 4250, 2018 10 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30315159

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Germline mutations in the ubiquitously expressed ACTB, which encodes ß-cytoplasmic actin (CYA), are almost exclusively associated with Baraitser-Winter Cerebrofrontofacial syndrome (BWCFF). Here, we report six patients with previously undescribed heterozygous variants clustered in the 3'-coding region of ACTB. Patients present with clinical features distinct from BWCFF, including mild developmental disability, microcephaly, and thrombocytopenia with platelet anisotropy. Using patient-derived fibroblasts, we demonstrate cohort specific changes to ß-CYA filament populations, which include the enhanced recruitment of thrombocytopenia-associated actin binding proteins (ABPs). These perturbed interactions are supported by in silico modeling and are validated in disease-relevant thrombocytes. Co-examination of actin and microtubule cytoskeleton constituents in patient-derived megakaryocytes and thrombocytes indicates that these ß-CYA mutations inhibit the final stages of platelet maturation by compromising microtubule organization. Our results define an ACTB-associated clinical syndrome with a distinct genotype-phenotype correlation and delineate molecular mechanisms underlying thrombocytopenia in this patient cohort.

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Hum Genet ; 137(9): 753-768, 2018 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30167850

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NALCN is a conserved cation channel, which conducts a permanent sodium leak current and regulates resting membrane potential and neuronal excitability. It is part of a large ion channel complex, the "NALCN channelosome", consisting of multiple proteins including UNC80 and UNC79. The predominant neuronal expression pattern and its function suggest an important role in neuronal function and disease. So far, biallelic NALCN and UNC80 variants have been described in a small number of individuals leading to infantile hypotonia, psychomotor retardation, and characteristic facies 1 (IHPRF1, OMIM 615419) and 2 (IHPRF2, OMIM 616801), respectively. Heterozygous de novo NALCN missense variants in the S5/S6 pore-forming segments lead to congenital contractures of the limbs and face, hypotonia, and developmental delay (CLIFAHDD, OMIM 616266) with some clinical overlap. In this study, we present detailed clinical information of 16 novel individuals with biallelic NALCN variants, 1 individual with a heterozygous de novo NALCN missense variant and an interesting clinical phenotype without contractures, and 12 individuals with biallelic UNC80 variants. We report for the first time a missense NALCN variant located in the predicted S6 pore-forming unit inherited in an autosomal-recessive manner leading to mild IHPRF1. We show evidence of clinical variability, especially among IHPRF1-affected individuals, and discuss differences between the IHPRF1- and IHPRF2 phenotypes. In summary, we provide a comprehensive overview of IHPRF1 and IHPRF2 phenotypes based on the largest cohort of individuals reported so far and provide additional insights into the clinical phenotypes of these neurodevelopmental diseases to help improve counseling of affected families.


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Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Canalopatias/genética , Deficiências do Desenvolvimento/genética , Marcadores Genéticos , Variação Genética , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Canais de Sódio/genética , Adolescente , Adulto , Canalopatias/patologia , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Deficiências do Desenvolvimento/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Fenótipo , Adulto Jovem
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Am J Med Genet A ; 176(4): 992-996, 2018 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29575616

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Robinow syndrome is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous disorder characterized by mesomelic limb shortening, distinctive facial features, and variable oral, cardiac, vertebral, and urogenital malformations. We identified the novel de novo splice acceptor mutation c.1715-2A > C in DVL3 in a 15-year-old female patient with typical features of Robinow syndrome. By studying DVL3 transcripts in this patient, we confirmed expression of both wild-type and mutant alleles. Mutant DVL3 mRNAs were found to harbor a deletion of four nucleotides at the beginning of exon 15 and encode a protein product with a distinct -1 reading-frame C-terminus. The data demonstrate that mutant DVL3 proteins associated with Robinow syndrome show truncation of the C-terminus and share 83 novel amino acid residues before the stop codon confirming highly specific DVL3 alterations to be associated with this syndrome. The phenotype of the Robinow syndrome-affected female reported here is typical as she shows mesomelia and mild hand anomalies as well as characteristic facial anomalies. She also exhibited a supraumbilical midline abdominal raphe which has not been observed in other patients with Robinow syndrome. In contrast to the clinical data of four previously reported individuals with DVL3-related Robinow syndrome, short stature was not present in this individual at the age of 15 years. These findings expand the clinical spectrum of Robinow syndrome associated with DVL3 mutations. To date, comparison of clinical data of DVL3 mutation-positive individuals with those of patients with genetically different forms did not allow delineation of gene-specific phenotypes.

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Genome Med ; 10(1): 3, 2018 01 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29310717

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BACKGROUND: Glycosylphosphatidylinositol biosynthesis defects (GPIBDs) cause a group of phenotypically overlapping recessive syndromes with intellectual disability, for which pathogenic mutations have been described in 16 genes of the corresponding molecular pathway. An elevated serum activity of alkaline phosphatase (AP), a GPI-linked enzyme, has been used to assign GPIBDs to the phenotypic series of hyperphosphatasia with mental retardation syndrome (HPMRS) and to distinguish them from another subset of GPIBDs, termed multiple congenital anomalies hypotonia seizures syndrome (MCAHS). However, the increasing number of individuals with a GPIBD shows that hyperphosphatasia is a variable feature that is not ideal for a clinical classification. METHODS: We studied the discriminatory power of multiple GPI-linked substrates that were assessed by flow cytometry in blood cells and fibroblasts of 39 and 14 individuals with a GPIBD, respectively. On the phenotypic level, we evaluated the frequency of occurrence of clinical symptoms and analyzed the performance of computer-assisted image analysis of the facial gestalt in 91 individuals. RESULTS: We found that certain malformations such as Morbus Hirschsprung and diaphragmatic defects are more likely to be associated with particular gene defects (PIGV, PGAP3, PIGN). However, especially at the severe end of the clinical spectrum of HPMRS, there is a high phenotypic overlap with MCAHS. Elevation of AP has also been documented in some of the individuals with MCAHS, namely those with PIGA mutations. Although the impairment of GPI-linked substrates is supposed to play the key role in the pathophysiology of GPIBDs, we could not observe gene-specific profiles for flow cytometric markers or a correlation between their cell surface levels and the severity of the phenotype. In contrast, it was facial recognition software that achieved the highest accuracy in predicting the disease-causing gene in a GPIBD. CONCLUSIONS: Due to the overlapping clinical spectrum of both HPMRS and MCAHS in the majority of affected individuals, the elevation of AP and the reduced surface levels of GPI-linked markers in both groups, a common classification as GPIBDs is recommended. The effectiveness of computer-assisted gestalt analysis for the correct gene inference in a GPIBD and probably beyond is remarkable and illustrates how the information contained in human faces is pivotal in the delineation of genetic entities.


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Citometria de Fluxo/métodos , Glicosilfosfatidilinositóis/biossíntese , Processamento de Imagem Assistida por Computador , Anormalidades Múltiplas/metabolismo , Automação , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Humanos , Deficiência Intelectual/metabolismo , Fenótipo , Distúrbios do Metabolismo do Fósforo/metabolismo , Síndrome
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Am J Med Genet A ; 176(2): 438-442, 2018 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29271569

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Ciliopathies are disorders of the primary cilium that can affect almost all organs and that are characterized by pleiotropy and extensive intra- and interfamilial phenotypic variability. Accordingly, mutations in the same gene can cause different ciliopathy phenotypes of varying severity. WDR60 encodes a protein thought to play a role in the primary cilium's intraflagellar transport machinery. Mutations in this gene are a rare cause of Jeune asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy (JATD) and short-rib polydactyly syndrome (SRPS). Here we report on a milder and distinct phenotype in a consanguineous Pakistani pedigree with two adolescent sisters affected by retinal degeneration and postaxial polydactyly, but lack of any further skeletal or chondrodysplasia features. By targeted high-throughput sequencing of genes known or suspected to be involved in ciliogenesis, we detected a novel homozygous N-terminal truncating WDR60 mutation (c.44delC/p.Ala15Glufs*90) that co-segregated with the disease in the family. Our finding broadens the spectrum of WDR60-related phenotypes and shows the utility of broad multigene panels during the genetic work-up of patients with ciliopathies.

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Genet Med ; 20(6): 599-607, 2018 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29236091

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PurposeCopy-number variants (CNVs) are generally interpreted by linking the effects of gene dosage with phenotypes. The clinical interpretation of noncoding CNVs remains challenging. We investigated the percentage of disease-associated CNVs in patients with congenital limb malformations that affect noncoding cis-regulatory sequences versus genes sensitive to gene dosage effects.MethodsWe applied high-resolution copy-number analysis to 340 unrelated individuals with isolated limb malformation. To investigate novel candidate CNVs, we re-engineered human CNVs in mice using clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-based genome editing.ResultsOf the individuals studied, 10% harbored CNVs segregating with the phenotype in the affected families. We identified 31 CNVs previously associated with congenital limb malformations and four novel candidate CNVs. Most of the disease-associated CNVs (57%) affected the noncoding cis-regulatory genome, while only 43% included a known disease gene and were likely to result from gene dosage effects. In transgenic mice harboring four novel candidate CNVs, we observed altered gene expression in all cases, indicating that the CNVs had a regulatory effect either by changing the enhancer dosage or altering the topological associating domain architecture of the genome.ConclusionOur findings suggest that CNVs affecting noncoding regulatory elements are a major cause of congenital limb malformations.


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DNA Intergênico/genética , Deformidades Congênitas dos Membros/genética , Animais , Variações do Número de Cópias de DNA/genética , Feminino , Dosagem de Genes/genética , Genoma Humano , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Transgênicos , Linhagem , Fenótipo
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Am J Hum Genet ; 101(5): 833-843, 2017 Nov 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29100093

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Gorlin-Chaudhry-Moss syndrome (GCMS) is a dysmorphic syndrome characterized by coronal craniosynostosis and severe midface hypoplasia, body and facial hypertrichosis, microphthalmia, short stature, and short distal phalanges. Variable lipoatrophy and cutis laxa are the basis for a progeroid appearance. Using exome and genome sequencing, we identified the recurrent de novo mutations c.650G>A (p.Arg217His) and c.649C>T (p.Arg217Cys) in SLC25A24 in five unrelated girls diagnosed with GCMS. Two of the girls had pronounced neonatal progeroid features and were initially diagnosed with Wiedemann-Rautenstrauch syndrome. SLC25A24 encodes a mitochondrial inner membrane ATP-Mg/Pi carrier. In fibroblasts from affected individuals, the mutated SLC25A24 showed normal stability. In contrast to control cells, the probands' cells showed mitochondrial swelling, which was exacerbated upon treatment with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). The same effect was observed after overexpression of the mutant cDNA. Under normal culture conditions, the mitochondrial membrane potential of the probands' fibroblasts was intact, whereas ATP content in the mitochondrial matrix was lower than that in control cells. However, upon H2O2 exposure, the membrane potential was significantly elevated in cells harboring the mutated SLC25A24. No reduction of mitochondrial DNA copy number was observed. These findings demonstrate that mitochondrial dysfunction with increased sensitivity to oxidative stress is due to the SLC25A24 mutations. Our results suggest that the SLC25A24 mutations induce a gain of pathological function and link mitochondrial ATP-Mg/Pi transport to the development of skeletal and connective tissue.


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Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Antiporters/genética , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/genética , Anormalidades Craniofaciais/genética , Craniossinostoses/genética , Permeabilidade do Canal Arterial/genética , Hipertricose/genética , Mitocôndrias/genética , Proteínas Mitocondriais/genética , Mutação/genética , Trifosfato de Adenosina/genética , Adolescente , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Cútis Laxa/genética , DNA Mitocondrial/genética , Exoma/genética , Feminino , Retardo do Crescimento Fetal/genética , Fibroblastos/patologia , Humanos , Peróxido de Hidrogênio/farmacologia , Lactente , Potencial da Membrana Mitocondrial/efeitos dos fármacos , Potencial da Membrana Mitocondrial/genética , Mitocôndrias/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Progéria/genética
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