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Identification of a DLG3 stop mutation in the MRX20 family
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Abstract
Here, we identified the causal mutation in the MRX20 family, one of the larger X-linked pedigrees that have been described in which no gene had been identified up till now. In 1995, the putative disease gene had been mapped to the pericentromeric region on the X chromosome, but no follow-up studies were performed. Here, whole exome sequencing (WES) on two affected and one unaffected family member revealed the c.195del/p.(Thr66ProfsTer55) mutation in the DLG3 gene (NM_021120.4) that segregated with the affected individuals in the family. DLG3 mutations have been consequently associated with intellectual disability and are a plausible explanation for the clinical abnormalities observed in this family. In addition, we identified two other variants co-segregating with the phenotype: a stop gain mutation in SSX1 (c.358G>T/p.(Glu120Ter)) (NM_001278691.2) and a nonsynonymous SNV in USP27X (c.56 A>G/p.(Gln19Arg)) (NM_001145073.3). RNA sequencing revealed 14 differentially expressed genes (p value < 0.1) in 7 affected males compared to 4 unaffected males of the family, including four genes known to be associated with neurological disorders. Thus, in this paper we identified the c.195del/p.(Thr66ProfsTer55) mutation in the DLG3 gene (NM_021120.4) as likely responsible for the phenotype observed in the MRX20 family.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European journal of human genetics / European Society of Human Genetics. - Leiden
Publication
London : Springernature , 2024
ISSN
1018-4813
DOI
10.1038/S41431-024-01537-7
Volume/pages
32 (2024) , p. 317-323
ISI
001150340300003
Pubmed ID
38273165
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The author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is the accepted for publication version Available from 26.07.2024
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