A novel fan-shaped cataract-microcornea syndrome caused by a mutation of CRYAA in an Indian family

Vanita Vanita, Jai Rup Singh, James Fielding Hejtmancik, Peter Nürnberg, Hans Christian Hennies, Daljit Singh, Karl Sperling

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

47 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Purpose: The molecular characterization of an Indian family having 10 members in four generations affected with a unique fan-shaped cataract-microcornea syndrome. Methods: Detailed family history and clinical data were recorded. A genome-wide screening by two-point linkage analysis using more than 400 microsatellite markers in combination with multipoint lod score and haplotype analysis was carried out. Mutation screening was performed in the candidate gene by bi-directional sequencing of amplified products. Results: The cataract-microcornea locus in this family was mapped to a 23.5 cM region on chromosome 21q22.3. Direct sequencing of the candidate gene CRYAA revealed a heterozygous C>T transition resulting in the substitution of the highly conserved arginine at position 116 by cysteine (R116C). Conclusions: This study provides the report of mapping a locus for syndromal cataract (cataract-microcornea syndrome) on 21q22.3. The mutation observed in CRYAA in the present family highlights the phenotypic heterogeneity of the disorder in relation to the genotype, as an identical mutation has previously been reported in an American family with a different type of cataract. The "fan-shaped cataract" observed in the present family has not been reported before.

LanguageEnglish
Pages518-522
Number of pages5
JournalMolecular Vision
Volume12
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2006
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Cataract
Mutation
Lod Score
Microsatellite Repeats
Haplotypes
Genes
Cysteine
Arginine
Chromosomes
Genotype
Genome
Cataract microcornea syndrome

Cite this

Vanita, V., Singh, J. R., Hejtmancik, J. F., Nürnberg, P., Hennies, H. C., Singh, D., & Sperling, K. (2006). A novel fan-shaped cataract-microcornea syndrome caused by a mutation of CRYAA in an Indian family. Molecular Vision, 12, 518-522.
Vanita, Vanita ; Singh, Jai Rup ; Hejtmancik, James Fielding ; Nürnberg, Peter ; Hennies, Hans Christian ; Singh, Daljit ; Sperling, Karl. / A novel fan-shaped cataract-microcornea syndrome caused by a mutation of CRYAA in an Indian family. In: Molecular Vision. 2006 ; Vol. 12. pp. 518-522.
@article{7cc766c92ea243adbcfa14508f19e3c3,
title = "A novel fan-shaped cataract-microcornea syndrome caused by a mutation of CRYAA in an Indian family",
abstract = "Purpose: The molecular characterization of an Indian family having 10 members in four generations affected with a unique fan-shaped cataract-microcornea syndrome. Methods: Detailed family history and clinical data were recorded. A genome-wide screening by two-point linkage analysis using more than 400 microsatellite markers in combination with multipoint lod score and haplotype analysis was carried out. Mutation screening was performed in the candidate gene by bi-directional sequencing of amplified products. Results: The cataract-microcornea locus in this family was mapped to a 23.5 cM region on chromosome 21q22.3. Direct sequencing of the candidate gene CRYAA revealed a heterozygous C>T transition resulting in the substitution of the highly conserved arginine at position 116 by cysteine (R116C). Conclusions: This study provides the report of mapping a locus for syndromal cataract (cataract-microcornea syndrome) on 21q22.3. The mutation observed in CRYAA in the present family highlights the phenotypic heterogeneity of the disorder in relation to the genotype, as an identical mutation has previously been reported in an American family with a different type of cataract. The {"}fan-shaped cataract{"} observed in the present family has not been reported before.",
author = "Vanita Vanita and Singh, {Jai Rup} and Hejtmancik, {James Fielding} and Peter N{\"u}rnberg and Hennies, {Hans Christian} and Daljit Singh and Karl Sperling",
year = "2006",
month = "5",
day = "22",
language = "English",
volume = "12",
pages = "518--522",
journal = "Molecular Vision",
issn = "1090-0535",

}

Vanita, V, Singh, JR, Hejtmancik, JF, Nürnberg, P, Hennies, HC, Singh, D & Sperling, K 2006, 'A novel fan-shaped cataract-microcornea syndrome caused by a mutation of CRYAA in an Indian family', Molecular Vision, vol. 12, pp. 518-522.

A novel fan-shaped cataract-microcornea syndrome caused by a mutation of CRYAA in an Indian family. / Vanita, Vanita; Singh, Jai Rup; Hejtmancik, James Fielding; Nürnberg, Peter; Hennies, Hans Christian; Singh, Daljit; Sperling, Karl.

In: Molecular Vision, Vol. 12, 22.05.2006, p. 518-522.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - A novel fan-shaped cataract-microcornea syndrome caused by a mutation of CRYAA in an Indian family

AU - Vanita, Vanita

AU - Singh, Jai Rup

AU - Hejtmancik, James Fielding

AU - Nürnberg, Peter

AU - Hennies, Hans Christian

AU - Singh, Daljit

AU - Sperling, Karl

PY - 2006/5/22

Y1 - 2006/5/22

N2 - Purpose: The molecular characterization of an Indian family having 10 members in four generations affected with a unique fan-shaped cataract-microcornea syndrome. Methods: Detailed family history and clinical data were recorded. A genome-wide screening by two-point linkage analysis using more than 400 microsatellite markers in combination with multipoint lod score and haplotype analysis was carried out. Mutation screening was performed in the candidate gene by bi-directional sequencing of amplified products. Results: The cataract-microcornea locus in this family was mapped to a 23.5 cM region on chromosome 21q22.3. Direct sequencing of the candidate gene CRYAA revealed a heterozygous C>T transition resulting in the substitution of the highly conserved arginine at position 116 by cysteine (R116C). Conclusions: This study provides the report of mapping a locus for syndromal cataract (cataract-microcornea syndrome) on 21q22.3. The mutation observed in CRYAA in the present family highlights the phenotypic heterogeneity of the disorder in relation to the genotype, as an identical mutation has previously been reported in an American family with a different type of cataract. The "fan-shaped cataract" observed in the present family has not been reported before.

AB - Purpose: The molecular characterization of an Indian family having 10 members in four generations affected with a unique fan-shaped cataract-microcornea syndrome. Methods: Detailed family history and clinical data were recorded. A genome-wide screening by two-point linkage analysis using more than 400 microsatellite markers in combination with multipoint lod score and haplotype analysis was carried out. Mutation screening was performed in the candidate gene by bi-directional sequencing of amplified products. Results: The cataract-microcornea locus in this family was mapped to a 23.5 cM region on chromosome 21q22.3. Direct sequencing of the candidate gene CRYAA revealed a heterozygous C>T transition resulting in the substitution of the highly conserved arginine at position 116 by cysteine (R116C). Conclusions: This study provides the report of mapping a locus for syndromal cataract (cataract-microcornea syndrome) on 21q22.3. The mutation observed in CRYAA in the present family highlights the phenotypic heterogeneity of the disorder in relation to the genotype, as an identical mutation has previously been reported in an American family with a different type of cataract. The "fan-shaped cataract" observed in the present family has not been reported before.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=33646888160&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 12

SP - 518

EP - 522

JO - Molecular Vision

T2 - Molecular Vision

JF - Molecular Vision

SN - 1090-0535

ER -

Vanita V, Singh JR, Hejtmancik JF, Nürnberg P, Hennies HC, Singh D et al. A novel fan-shaped cataract-microcornea syndrome caused by a mutation of CRYAA in an Indian family. Molecular Vision. 2006 May 22;12:518-522.