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Genome Med ; 11(1): 12, 2019 02 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30819258

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Neurodevelopmental disorders are genetically and phenotypically heterogeneous encompassing developmental delay (DD), intellectual disability (ID), autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), structural brain abnormalities, and neurological manifestations with variants in a large number of genes (hundreds) associated. To date, a few de novo mutations potentially disrupting TCF20 function in patients with ID, ASD, and hypotonia have been reported. TCF20 encodes a transcriptional co-regulator structurally related to RAI1, the dosage-sensitive gene responsible for Smith-Magenis syndrome (deletion/haploinsufficiency) and Potocki-Lupski syndrome (duplication/triplosensitivity). METHODS: Genome-wide analyses by exome sequencing (ES) and chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) identified individuals with heterozygous, likely damaging, loss-of-function alleles in TCF20. We implemented further molecular and clinical analyses to determine the inheritance of the pathogenic variant alleles and studied the spectrum of phenotypes. RESULTS: We report 25 unique inactivating single nucleotide variants/indels (1 missense, 1 canonical splice-site variant, 18 frameshift, and 5 nonsense) and 4 deletions of TCF20. The pathogenic variants were detected in 32 patients and 4 affected parents from 31 unrelated families. Among cases with available parental samples, the variants were de novo in 20 instances and inherited from 4 symptomatic parents in 5, including in one set of monozygotic twins. Two pathogenic loss-of-function variants were recurrent in unrelated families. Patients presented with a phenotype characterized by developmental delay, intellectual disability, hypotonia, variable dysmorphic features, movement disorders, and sleep disturbances. CONCLUSIONS: TCF20 pathogenic variants are associated with a novel syndrome manifesting clinical characteristics similar to those observed in Smith-Magenis syndrome. Together with previously described cases, the clinical entity of TCF20-associated neurodevelopmental disorders (TAND) emerges from a genotype-driven perspective.


Assuntos
Anormalidades Craniofaciais/genética , Deficiências do Desenvolvimento/genética , Mutação INDEL , Deficiência Intelectual/genética , Hipotonia Muscular/genética , Síndrome de Smith-Magenis/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Adolescente , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Anormalidades Craniofaciais/patologia , Deficiências do Desenvolvimento/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Deficiência Intelectual/patologia , Masculino , Hipotonia Muscular/patologia , Síndrome de Smith-Magenis/patologia , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Adulto Jovem
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Am J Med Genet A ; 173(5): 1257-1263, 2017 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28322503

RESUMO

Steel syndrome is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by skeletal abnormalities and dysmorphic features. The first mutation associated with this syndrome was reported in Puerto Rican children. In this study, we identified a novel homozygous splice site variant in COL27A1 (c.3556-2A>G) in a consanguineous Emirati family with a child affected by Steel syndrome. In addition, the affected child had severe non-progressive sensorineural hearing loss not reported previously. The variant segregated in the family in an autosomal recessive manner and we show that the variant alters mRNA splicing. Furthermore, relative quantitative analysis revealed a marked reduction in gene expression in the proposita compared to healthy controls. Segregation analysis of heterozygous variants, related to hearing loss, identified by whole exome sequencing in the child (ILDR1: c.1159T>C, SYNE4: c.313G>C, and GPR98: c.18746T>G) excluded them from being responsible for the hearing loss in the proposita. In addition, the products of these genes are not interacting in the same pathway and have only been reported to cause deafness in an autosomal recessive manner. Therefore, we conclude that the novel splice-site variant identified in COL27A1 is the most likely cause for Steel syndrome in this family and that the hearing loss is part of this syndrome's phenotype.


Assuntos
Colágenos Fibrilares/genética , Perda Auditiva Neurossensorial/genética , Isoformas de Proteínas/genética , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático , Sequência de Bases , Pré-Escolar , Exoma/genética , Feminino , Perda Auditiva Neurossensorial/fisiopatologia , Heterozigoto , Humanos , Masculino , Mutação , Linhagem , Processamento de RNA/genética
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Hum Genet ; 136(4): 377-386, 2017 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28251352

RESUMO

Impairment of ubiquitin-proteasome system activity involving ubiquitin ligase genes UBE3A, UBE3B, and HUWE1 and deubiquitinating enzyme genes USP7 and USP9X has been reported in patients with neurodevelopmental delays. To date, only a handful of single-nucleotide variants (SNVs) and copy-number variants (CNVs) involving TRIP12, encoding a member of the HECT domain E3 ubiquitin ligases family on chromosome 2q36.3 have been reported. Using chromosomal microarray analysis and whole-exome sequencing (WES), we have identified, respectively, five deletion CNVs and four inactivating SNVs (two frameshifts, one missense, and one splicing) in TRIP12. Seven of these variants were found to be de novo; parental studies could not be completed in two families. Quantitative PCR analyses of the splicing mutation showed a dramatically decreased level of TRIP12 mRNA in the proband compared to the family controls, indicating a loss-of-function mechanism. The shared clinical features include intellectual disability with or without autistic spectrum disorders, speech delay, and facial dysmorphism. Our findings demonstrate that E3 ubiquitin ligase TRIP12 plays an important role in nervous system development and function. The nine presented pathogenic variants further document that TRIP12 haploinsufficiency causes a childhood-onset neurodevelopmental disorder. Finally, our data enable expansion of the phenotypic spectrum of ubiquitin-proteasome dependent disorders.


Assuntos
Transtorno do Espectro Autista/genética , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Facies , Haploinsuficiência , Deficiência Intelectual/genética , Transtornos do Desenvolvimento da Linguagem/genética , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/genética , Adolescente , Transtorno do Espectro Autista/complicações , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Estudos de Coortes , Variações do Número de Cópias de DNA , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Deficiência Intelectual/complicações , Transtornos do Desenvolvimento da Linguagem/complicações , Masculino
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Eur J Med Genet ; 60(4): 212-216, 2017 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28126652

RESUMO

Pathogenic variants in theP21 protein (Cdc42/Rac)-activated kinase 3gene (PAK3) lead to a rare non syndromic X-linked intellectual disability. The protein encoded by this gene forms an activated complex with GTP-bound RAS-like (P21), CDC2 and RAC1 proteins which then mediates a variety of cellular processes. So far, mutations in PAK3 gene have been reported in few families affected with intellectual disability associated with neurological manifestations such as speech defect, behavioral problem, brain structural abnormalities, microcephaly and cerebral palsy. In this study whole exome sequencing revealed a de novo likely pathogenic variant in PAK3 gene in monozygotic twins presented with intellectual disability, speech delay, behavioral problems and macrocephaly. Macrocephaly was noticed in our patients from birth at 35 weeks of gestation. This aspect of the phenotype has not been previously reported in other documented cases with pathogenic mutations in PAK3 gene. Our findings extend the phenotype of this disorder to include macrocephaly and offers further clues to the importance of the serine/threonine-protein kinase 3 (PAK3) protein in brain development and function.


Assuntos
Ligação Genética , Deficiência Intelectual/genética , Megalencefalia/genética , Mutação , Quinases Ativadas por p21/genética , Domínio Catalítico , Ciclo Celular , Proliferação de Células , Pré-Escolar , Cristalografia por Raios X , Doenças em Gêmeos , Exoma , Saúde da Família , Pai , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Mães , Linhagem , Fenótipo , Gêmeos Monozigóticos
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Meta Gene ; 9: 124-7, 2016 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27331017

RESUMO

Mutations in DYNC1H1, the gene encoding the largest cytoplasmic dynein, have been associated with a wide spectrum of neurodegenerative disorders. In this study, we describe a child in whom a novel de novo likely pathogenic variant in the motor domain of DYCN1H1 was identified through whole exome sequencing. The affected child presented with severe neurological symptoms and more extensive cortical malformations compared to previously reported cases with mutations in this gene, including diffuse pachygyria-lissencephaly and bilateral symmetric subcortical gray matter heterotopia. A more distinct aspect of the phenotype in this child is the presence of cataract in infancy. So far, only acquired bilateral cataract in adulthood has been described in this disorder in a patient with a much milder neurological phenotype. These findings could extend the phenotype associated with defective DYNC1H1 and suggest a possible important role in human ocular development.

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J Mol Neurosci ; 57(3): 393-9, 2015 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26055038

RESUMO

Intellectual disability (ID) is a major public health burden on most societies with significant socioeconomic costs. It has been shown that genetic mutations in numerous genes are responsible for a proportion of hereditary forms of ID. NOP2/Sun transfer RNA (tRNA) methyltransferase family member 2 encoded by NSUN2 gene is a highly conserved protein and has been shown to cause autosomal recessive ID type 5 (MRT5). In this study, we recruited an Emirati consanguineous family with a patient diagnosed with ID. Whole-exome sequencing revealed a homozygous variant c.1020delA in NSUN2 gene. The variants segregated in an autosomal recessive mode of inheritance in the family. This variant is novel and causes a frameshift and premature stop codon. At the messenger RNA (mRNA) level, relative expression analysis showed a decreased level of NSUN2 mRNA in the affected child compared to a healthy individual. Mutation prediction analysis and clinical investigation confirmed the pathogenic nature of the identified variant. We therefore conclude that c.1020delA mutation in NSUN2 is most likely the cause of ID in our patient.


Assuntos
Anormalidades Múltiplas/genética , Transtornos do Comportamento Infantil/genética , Códon sem Sentido , Mutação da Fase de Leitura , Deficiência Intelectual/genética , Metiltransferases/genética , Deleção de Sequência , Adolescente , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Árabes/genética , Sequência de Bases , Consanguinidade , Metilação de DNA/genética , Genes Recessivos , Humanos , Masculino , Metiltransferases/fisiologia , Dados de Sequência Molecular , Mutação de Sentido Incorreto , Linhagem , Fenótipo , RNA Mensageiro/biossíntese , RNA Mensageiro/genética , eIF-2 Quinase/genética
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Int J Mol Sci ; 14(2): 2739-52, 2013 Jan 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-23358257

RESUMO

Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is one of the most common types of congenital heart defects (CHD). There are vivid multifactorial causes for VSD in which both genetic and environmental risk factors are consequential in the development of CHD. Methionine synthase reductase (MTRR) and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) are two of the key regulatory enzymes involved in the metabolic pathway of homocysteine. Genes involved in homocysteine/folate metabolism may play an important role in CHDs. In this study; we determined the association of A66G and C524T polymorphisms of the MTRR gene and C677T polymorphism of the MTHFR gene in Iranian VSD subjects. A total of 123 children with VSDs and 125 healthy children were included in this study. Genomic DNA was extracted from the buccal cells of all the subjects. The restriction fragment length polymorphism polymerase chain reaction (PCR-RFLP) method was carried out to amplify the A66G and C524T polymorphism of MTRR and C677T polymorphism of MTHFR genes digested with Hinf1, Xho1 and Nde1 enzymes, respectively. The genotype frequencies of CC, CT and TT of MTRR gene among the studied cases were 43.1%, 40.7% and 16.3%, respectively, compared to 52.8%, 43.2% and 4.0%, respectively among the controls. For the MTRR A66G gene polymorphism, the genotypes frequencies of AA, AG and GG among the cases were 33.3%, 43.9% and 22.8%, respectively, while the frequencies were 49.6%, 42.4% and 8.0%, respectively, among control subjects. The frequencies for CC and CT genotypes of the MTHFR gene were 51.2% and 48.8%, respectively, in VSD patients compared to 56.8% and 43.2% respectively, in control subjects. Apart from MTHFR C677T polymorphism, significant differences were noticed (p < 0.05) in C524T and A66G polymorphisms of the MTRR gene between cases and control subjects.

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