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Functional characterization of novel MFSD8 pathogenic variants anticipates neurological involvement in juvenile isolated maculopathy

(2020) CLINICAL GENETICS. 97(3). p.426-436
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Biallelic MFSD8 variants are an established cause of severe late-infantile subtype of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (v-LINCL), a severe lysosomal storage disorder, but have also been associated with nonsyndromic adult-onset maculopathy. Here, we functionally characterized two novel MFSD8 variants found in a child with juvenile isolated maculopathy, in order to establish a refined prognosis. ABCA4 locus resequencing was followed by the analysis of other inherited retinal disease genes by whole exome sequencing (WES). Minigene assays and cDNA sequencing were used to assess the effect of a novel MFSD8 splice variant. MFSD8 expression was quantified with qPCR and overexpression studies were analyzed by immunoblotting. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) was performed on a skin biopsy and ophthalmological and neurological re-examinations were conducted. WES revealed two novel MFSD8 variants: c.[590del];[439+3A>C] p.[Gly197Valfs*2];[Ile67Glufs*3]. Characterization of the c.439+3A>C variant via splice assays showed exon-skipping (p.Ile67Glufs*3), while overexpression studies of the corresponding protein indicated expression of a truncated polypeptide. In addition, a significantly reduced MFSD8 RNA expression was noted in patient's lymphocytes. TEM of a skin biopsy revealed typical v-LINCL lipopigment inclusions while neurological imaging of the proband displayed subtle cerebellar atrophy. Functional characterization demonstrated the pathogenicity of two novel MFSD8 variants, found in a child with an initial diagnosis of juvenile isolated maculopathy but likely evolving to v-LINCL with a protracted disease course. Our study allowed a refined neurological prognosis in the proband and expands the natural history of MFSD8-associated disease.
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CLN7, functional studies, inherited retinal disease, locus resequencing of ABCA4, maculopathy, MFSD8 variants, neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis, whole exome sequencing, NEURONAL CEROID-LIPOFUSCINOSIS, LYSOSOMAL MEMBRANE-PROTEIN, BATTEN-DISEASE, MISSENSE MUTATION, INFANTILE, CLN3, GENE, SPECTRUM, KCTD7, IDENTIFICATION

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Bauwens, Miriam, et al. “Functional Characterization of Novel MFSD8 Pathogenic Variants Anticipates Neurological Involvement in Juvenile Isolated Maculopathy.” CLINICAL GENETICS, vol. 97, no. 3, Wiley, 2020, pp. 426–36.
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Bauwens, M., Storch, S., Weisschuh, N., Ceuterick-de Groote, C., De Rycke, R., Guillemyn, B., … De Baere, E. (2020). Functional characterization of novel MFSD8 pathogenic variants anticipates neurological involvement in juvenile isolated maculopathy. CLINICAL GENETICS, 97(3), 426–436.
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Bauwens, Miriam, Stephan Storch, Nicole Weisschuh, Chantal Ceuterick-de Groote, Riet De Rycke, Brecht Guillemyn, Sarah De Jaegere, et al. 2020. “Functional Characterization of Novel MFSD8 Pathogenic Variants Anticipates Neurological Involvement in Juvenile Isolated Maculopathy.” CLINICAL GENETICS 97 (3): 426–36.
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Bauwens, Miriam, Stephan Storch, Nicole Weisschuh, Chantal Ceuterick-de Groote, Riet De Rycke, Brecht Guillemyn, Sarah De Jaegere, Frauke Coppieters, Rudy Van Coster, Bart Leroy, and Elfride De Baere. 2020. “Functional Characterization of Novel MFSD8 Pathogenic Variants Anticipates Neurological Involvement in Juvenile Isolated Maculopathy.” CLINICAL GENETICS 97 (3): 426–436.
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Bauwens M, Storch S, Weisschuh N, Ceuterick-de Groote C, De Rycke R, Guillemyn B, et al. Functional characterization of novel MFSD8 pathogenic variants anticipates neurological involvement in juvenile isolated maculopathy. CLINICAL GENETICS. 2020;97(3):426–36.
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M. Bauwens et al., “Functional characterization of novel MFSD8 pathogenic variants anticipates neurological involvement in juvenile isolated maculopathy,” CLINICAL GENETICS, vol. 97, no. 3, pp. 426–436, 2020.
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  author       = {Bauwens, Miriam and Storch, Stephan and Weisschuh, Nicole and Ceuterick-de Groote, Chantal and De Rycke, Riet and Guillemyn, Brecht and De Jaegere, Sarah and Coppieters, Frauke and Van Coster, Rudy and Leroy, Bart and De Baere, Elfride},
  issn         = {0009-9163},
  journal      = {CLINICAL GENETICS},
  keywords     = {CLN7,functional studies,inherited retinal disease,locus resequencing of ABCA4,maculopathy,MFSD8 variants,neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis,whole exome sequencing,NEURONAL CEROID-LIPOFUSCINOSIS,LYSOSOMAL MEMBRANE-PROTEIN,BATTEN-DISEASE,MISSENSE MUTATION,INFANTILE,CLN3,GENE,SPECTRUM,KCTD7,IDENTIFICATION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {426--436},
  publisher    = {Wiley},
  title        = {Functional characterization of novel MFSD8 pathogenic variants anticipates neurological involvement in juvenile isolated maculopathy},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cge.13673},
  volume       = {97},
  year         = {2020},
}

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