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A molecular and clinical study of Larsen syndrome caused by mutations in FLNB.
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PMID:  16801345     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Larsen syndrome is an autosomal dominant osteochondrodysplasia characterised by large-joint dislocations and craniofacial anomalies. Recently, Larsen syndrome was shown to be caused by missense mutations or small inframe deletions in FLNB, encoding the cytoskeletal protein filamin B. To further delineate the molecular causes of Larsen syndrome, 20 probands with Larsen syndrome together with their affected relatives were evaluated for mutations in FLNB and their phenotypes studied.
METHODS: Probands were screened for mutations in FLNB using a combination of denaturing high-performance liquid chromatography, direct sequencing and restriction endonuclease digestion. Clinical and radiographical features of the patients were evaluated.
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: The clinical signs most frequently associated with a FLNB mutation are the presence of supernumerary carpal and tarsal bones and short, broad, spatulate distal phalanges, particularly of the thumb. All individuals with Larsen syndrome-associated FLNB mutations are heterozygous for either missense or small inframe deletions. Three mutations are recurrent, with one mutation, 5071G-->A, observed in 6 of 20 subjects. The distribution of mutations within the FLNB gene is non-random, with clusters of mutations leading to substitutions in the actin-binding domain and filamin repeats 13-17 being the most common cause of Larsen syndrome. These findings collectively define autosomal dominant Larsen syndrome and demonstrate clustering of causative mutations in FLNB.
Louise S Bicknell; Claire Farrington-Rock; Yousef Shafeghati; Patrick Rump; Yasemin Alanay; Yves Alembik; Navid Al-Madani; Helen Firth; Mohammad Hassan Karimi-Nejad; Chong Ae Kim; Kathryn Leask; Melissa Maisenbacher; Ellen Moran; John G Pappas; Paolo Prontera; Thomy de Ravel; Jean-Pierre Fryns; Elizabeth Sweeney; Alan Fryer; Sheila Unger; L C Wilson; Ralph S Lachman; David L Rimoin; Daniel H Cohn; Deborah Krakow; Stephen P Robertson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-06-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical genetics     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1468-6244     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Med. Genet.     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-12     Completed Date:  2007-06-07     Revised Date:  2013-06-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985087R     Medline TA:  J Med Genet     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  89-98     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / genetics*
Contractile Proteins / genetics*
DNA / genetics,  isolation & purification
Finger Phalanges / abnormalities
Kyphosis / genetics*
Metacarpus / abnormalities
Microfilament Proteins / genetics*
Spine / abnormalities*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contractile Proteins; 0/Microfilament Proteins; 0/filamins; 9007-49-2/DNA

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