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A SWI/SNF-related autism syndrome caused by de novo mutations in ADNP
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Abstract
Despite the high heritability of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), characterized by persistent deficits in social communication and interaction and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests or activities(1), a genetic diagnosis can be established in only a minority of patients. Known genetic causes include chromosomal aberrations, such as the duplication of the 15q11-13 region, and monogenic causes, as in Rett and fragile- X syndromes. The genetic heterogeneity within ASD is striking, with even the most frequent causes responsible for only 1% of cases at the most. Even with the recent developments in nextgeneration sequencing, for the large majority of cases no molecular diagnosis can be established(2-7). Here, we report ten patients with ASD and other shared clinical characteristics, including intellectual disability and facial dysmorphisms caused by a mutation in ADNP, a transcription factor involved in the SWI/ SNF remodeling complex. We estimate this gene to be mutated in at least 0.17% of ASD cases, making it one of the most frequent ASD- associated genes known to date.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Nature genetics. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2014
ISSN
1061-4036
Volume/pages
46:4(2014), p. 380-384
ISI
000334510100015
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Last edited 09.07.2017
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