Heterozygous mutations in the PHOX2B gene are causative of Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS), a neurocristopathy characterised by defective autonomic control of breathing due to the impaired differentiation of neural crest cells (NCCs). Among PHOX2B mutations, polyalanine (polyAla) expansions are almost exclusively associated with isolated CCHS, whereas frameshift variants, although less frequent, are often more severe than polyAla expansions and identified in syndromic CCHS. This paper provides a complete review of all the frameshift mutations identified in cases of isolated and syndromic CCHS reported in the literature as well as those identified by us and not yet published. These were considered in terms of both their structure, whether the underlying indels induced frameshifts of either 1 or 2 steps ("frame 2″ and "frame 3″ mutations respectively), and clinical associations. Furthermore, we evaluated the structural and functional effects of one "frame 3″ mutation identified in a patient with isolated CCHS, and one "frame 2″ mutation identified in a patient with syndromic CCHS, also affected with Hirschsprung's disease and neuroblastoma. The data thus obtained confirm that the type of translational frame affects the severity of the transcriptional dysfunction and the predisposition to isolated or syndromic CCHS.
Structural and functional differences in PHOX2B frameshift mutations underlie isolated or syndromic congenital central hypoventilation syndrome / S. DI LASCIO, B. Roberta, D.Z. Eleonora, S. Cardani, A. Annalisa, D.M.M. Fornasari, C. Isabella, B. Tiziana. - In: HUMAN MUTATION. - ISSN 1059-7794. - 39:2(2018 Feb), pp. 219-236.
|Titolo:||Structural and functional differences in PHOX2B frameshift mutations underlie isolated or syndromic congenital central hypoventilation syndrome|
DI LASCIO, SIMONA (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome; Hirschsprung's disease; PHOX2B; dominant-negative; frameshift mutations; gain of function; loss of function; neuroblastoma|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/13 - Biologia Applicata|
Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia
Settore MED/03 - Genetica Medica
|Data di pubblicazione:||feb-2018|
|Data ahead of print / Data di stampa:||2-nov-2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/humu.23365|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|