Souzeau, E and Burdon, KP and Ridge, B and Dubowsky, A and Ruddle, JB and Craig, JE, A novel de novo Myocilin variant in a patient with sporadic juvenile open angle glaucoma, BMC Medical Genetics, 17, (1) Article 30. ISSN 1471-2350 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]
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CASE PRESENTATION: In this study we investigated a 14 year old male Caucasian patient diagnosed with JOAG, and no family history of glaucoma. A novel probably deleterious MYOC:p.(Pro254Leu) variant was identified in the index case. This variant was not present in the parents or the siblings.
CONCLUSION: This is the second report of a de novo MYOC variant in a sporadic case of JOAG and it is currently unknown if this mechanism occurs more frequently. This finding emphasizes the importance of screening individuals with JOAG for MYOC mutations irrespective of a negative family history.
|Item Type:||Contribution to Refereed Journal|
|Keywords:||De novo variant, Juvenile open angle glaucoma, Genetic testing, Glaucoma, Myocilin|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Ophthalmology and Optometry|
|Objective Group:||Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)|
|Objective Field:||Hearing, Vision, Speech and Their Disorders|
|Author:||Burdon, KP (Associate Professor Kathryn Burdon)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||1|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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