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Novel variants underlying autosomal recessive intellectual disability in Pakistani consanguineous families

Ilyas, M; Efthymiou, S; Salpietro, V; Noureen, N; Zafar, F; Rauf, S; Mir, A; (2020) Novel variants underlying autosomal recessive intellectual disability in Pakistani consanguineous families. BMC Medical Genetics , 21 , Article 59. 10.1186/s12881-020-00998-z. Green open access

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Abstract

Background: Intellectual disability (ID) is both a clinically diverse and genetically heterogeneous group of disorder, with an onset of cognitive impairment before the age of 18 years. ID is characterized by significant limitations in intellectual functioning and adaptive behaviour. The identification of genetic variants causing ID and neurodevelopmental disorders using whole-exome sequencing (WES) has proven to be successful. So far more than 1222 primary and 1127 candidate genes are associated with ID. Methods: To determine pathogenic variants causative of ID in three unrelated consanguineous Pakistani families, we used a combination of WES, homozygosity-by-descent mapping, de-deoxy sequencing and bioinformatics analysis. Results: Rare pathogenic single nucleotide variants identified by WES which passed our filtering strategy were confirmed by traditional Sanger sequencing and segregation analysis. Novel and deleterious variants in VPS53, GLB1, and MLC1, genes previously associated with variable neurodevelopmental anomalies, were found to segregate with the disease in the three families. Conclusions: This study expands our knowledge on the molecular basis of ID as well as the clinical heterogeneity associated to different rare genetic causes of neurodevelopmental disorders. This genetic study could also provide additional knowledge to help genetic assessment as well as clinical and social management of ID in Pakistani families

Type: Article
Title: Novel variants underlying autosomal recessive intellectual disability in Pakistani consanguineous families
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1186/s12881-020-00998-z
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12881-020-00998-z
Language: English
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Keywords: Intellectual disability, VPS53 gene, GLB1 gene, MLC1 gene, Whole exome sequencing
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > Department of Neuromuscular Diseases
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10094879
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