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Genes 2017, 8(12), 381; doi:10.3390/genes8120381

An Expanded Multi-Organ Disease Phenotype Associated with Mutations in YARS

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DNA Analysis Laboratory, Wrocław Research Centre EIT+, 54-066 Wrocław, Poland
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Department of Human Genetics, Radboud University Medical Center, 6525 GA Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Bartiméus, Institute for the Visually Impaired, 3700 BA Zeist, The Netherlands
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Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Radboud University Medical Center, 6525 EN Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
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Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
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University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
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Department of Clinical Genetics, The Kennedy Centre/Rigshospitalet/, DK-2600 Glostrup, Denmark
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Audiological Research Centre/Swedish Institute of Disability Research, University Hospital Örebro, Örebro University, 701 85 Örebro, Sweden
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Department of Clinical Science Lund, Ophthalmology, University of Lund, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
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Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen, DK-2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark
Current address: Department of Genetics, University Medical Center Utrecht, 3508 AB Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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Academic Editor: Jian-Min Chen
Received: 2 November 2017 / Revised: 24 November 2017 / Accepted: 29 November 2017 / Published: 11 December 2017
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Abstract

Whole exome sequence analysis was performed in a Swedish mother–father-affected proband trio with a phenotype characterized by progressive retinal degeneration with congenital nystagmus, profound congenital hearing impairment, primary amenorrhea, agenesis of the corpus callosum, and liver disease. A homozygous variant c.806T > C, p.(F269S) in the tyrosyl-tRNA synthetase gene (YARS) was the only identified candidate variant consistent with autosomal recessive inheritance. Mutations in YARS have previously been associated with both autosomal dominant Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome and a recently reported autosomal recessive multiorgan disease. Herein, we propose that mutations in YARS underlie another clinical phenotype adding a second variant of the disease, including retinitis pigmentosa and deafness, to the spectrum of YARS-associated disorders. View Full-Text
Keywords: YARS; syndromic retinitis pigmentosa; whole exome sequencing YARS; syndromic retinitis pigmentosa; whole exome sequencing
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Tracewska-Siemiątkowska, A.; Haer-Wigman, L.; Bosch, D.G.M.; Nickerson, D.; Bamshad, M.J.; University of Washington Center for Mendelian Genomics; van de Vorst, M.; Rendtorff, N.D.; Möller, C.; Kjellström, U.; Andréasson, S.; Cremers, F.P.M.; Tranebjærg, L. An Expanded Multi-Organ Disease Phenotype Associated with Mutations in YARS. Genes 2017, 8, 381.

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