Homozygous Mutation inPRUNE1in an Oji-Cree Male with a Complex Neurological Phenotype

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Abstract

ThePRUNE1gene encodes a member of the phosphoesterases (DHH) protein superfamily that is highly expressed in the human fetal brain and involved in the regulation of cell migration. Homozygous or compound heterozygousPRUNE1mutations were recently identified in five individuals with brain malformations from four families. We present a case of a 2-year-old male with a complex neurological phenotype and abnormalities on brain MRI. Re-annotation of clinical whole-exome sequencing data revealed a homozygous likely pathogenic variant inPRUNE1(c.521-2A>G). These results further delineate a newPRUNE1-related syndrome, and highlight the importance of periodic data re-annotation in individuals who remain without a diagnosis after undergoing genome-wide testing.

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