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The inner junction protein CFAP20 functions in motile and non-motile cilia and is critical for vision

Chrystal, Paul W; Lambacher, Nils J; Doucette, Lance P; Bellingham, James; Schiff, Elena R; Noel, Nicole CL; Li, Chunmei; ... Leroux, Michel R; + view all (2022) The inner junction protein CFAP20 functions in motile and non-motile cilia and is critical for vision. Nature Communications , 13 , Article 6595. 10.1038/s41467-022-33820-w. Green open access

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Abstract

Motile and non-motile cilia are associated with mutually-exclusive genetic disorders. Motile cilia propel sperm or extracellular fluids, and their dysfunction causes primary ciliary dyskinesia. Non-motile cilia serve as sensory/signalling antennae on most cell types, and their disruption causes single-organ ciliopathies such as retinopathies or multi-system syndromes. CFAP20 is a ciliopathy candidate known to modulate motile cilia in unicellular eukaryotes. We demonstrate that in zebrafish, cfap20 is required for motile cilia function, and in C. elegans, CFAP-20 maintains the structural integrity of non-motile cilia inner junctions, influencing sensory-dependent signalling and development. Human patients and zebrafish with CFAP20 mutations both exhibit retinal dystrophy. Hence, CFAP20 functions within a structural/functional hub centered on the inner junction that is shared between motile and non-motile cilia, and is distinct from other ciliopathy-associated domains or macromolecular complexes. Our findings suggest an uncharacterised pathomechanism for retinal dystrophy, and potentially for motile and non-motile ciliopathies in general.

Type: Article
Title: The inner junction protein CFAP20 functions in motile and non-motile cilia and is critical for vision
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-33820-w
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-33820-w
Language: English
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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 > Institute of Ophthalmology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10158774
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