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Title: Novel frameshift and splice site mutations in the neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor type 1 gene (NTRK1) associated with hereditary sensory neuropathy type IV
Authors: Verpoorten, Nathalie ×
Claeys, Kristl
Deprez, Liesbet
Jacobs, An
Van Gerwen, Veerle
Lagae, Lieven
Arts, Willem Frans
De Meirleir, Linda
Keymolen, Kathelijn
Ceuterick-de Groote, Chantal
De Jonghe, Peter
Timmerman, Vincent
Nelis, Eva #
Issue Date: Jan-2006
Series Title: Neuromuscular disorders : NMD vol:16 issue:1 pages:19-25
Abstract: Congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis or hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type IV (HSAN IV) is the first human genetic disorder implicated in the neurotrophin signal transduction pathway. HSAN IV is characterized by absence of reaction to noxious stimuli, recurrent episodes of fever, anhidrosis, self-mutilating behavior and often mental retardation. Mutations in the neurotrophic tyrosine kinase, receptor, type 1 (NTRK1) are associated with this disorder. Here we report four homozygous mutations, two frameshift (p.Gln626fsX6 and p.Gly181fsX58), one missense (p.Arg761Trp) and one splice site (c.359+5G>T) mutation in four HSAN IV patients. The splice site mutation caused skipping of exons 2 and 3 in patient's mRNA resulting in an in-frame deletion of the second leucine-rich motif. NTRK1 mutations are only rarely reported in the European population. This report extends the spectrum of NTRK1 mutations observed in patients diagnosed with HSAN IV.
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ISSN: 0960-8966
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medicine - miscellaneous
Brain & Metabolism Section (-)
× corresponding author
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