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Abstract #82223 Published in IGR 20-4

A novel mutation of FOXC1 in a Chinese family with Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome

Wu X; Xie HN; Wu T; Liu W; Chen LL; Li ZH; Wang DJ; Wang Y; Huang HB
Experimental and therapeutic medicine 2019; 18: 2255-2261


Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome (ARS) is a disorder affecting the anterior segment of the eye and causing systemic malformations, and follows an autosomal-dominant inheritance pattern. The aim of the present study was to identify the underlying cause of ARS in a Chinese family. Genomic DNA was extracted from the peripheral blood of the subjects from a family with ARS. The pathogenic variant was identified by targeted next-generation sequencing and confirmed by Sanger sequencing. A novel heterozygous mutation of the forkhead box (FOX)C1 gene (c.1494delG, p.G499Afs*20) was detected in all affected members of the family, while no mutation was identified in the unaffected members or in the 150 normal controls. The affected members exhibited typical ocular and craniofacial anomalies. The results of the present study demonstrated that a novel deletion in exon 1 of the FOXC1 gene caused ARS in this Chinese family.

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Classification:

9.1.3 Syndromes of Axenfeld, Rieger, Peters, aniridia (Part of: 9 Clinical forms of glaucomas > 9.1 Developmental glaucomas)
3.4.2 Gene studies (Part of: 3 Laboratory methods > 3.4 Molecular genetics)



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