A novel mutation in the proteolytic domain of LONP1 causes atypical CODAS syndrome

Takehiko Inui, Mai Anzai, Yusuke Takezawa, Wakaba Endo, Yosuke Kakisaka, Atsuo Kikuchi, Akira Onuma, Shigeo Kure, Ichizo Nishino, Chihiro Ohba, Hirotomo Saitsu, Naomichi Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Haginoya

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Cerebral, ocular, dental, auricular, skeletal (CODAS) syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive multisystem disorder caused by mutations in LONP1. It is characterized by intellectual disability, cataracts, delayed tooth eruption, malformed auricles and skeletal abnormalities. We performed whole-exome sequencing on a 12-year-old Japanese male with severe intellectual disability, congenital bilateral cataracts, spasticity, hypotonia with motor regression and progressive cerebellar atrophy with hyperintensity of the cerebellar cortex on T2-weighted images. We detected compound heterozygous mutation in LONP1. One allele contained a paternally inherited frameshift mutation (p.Ser100Glnfs∗46). The other allele contained a maternally inherited missense mutation (p.Arg786Trp), which was predicted to be pathogenic by web-based prediction tools. The two mutations were not found in Exome Variant Server or our 575 in-house control exomes. Some features were not consistent with CODAS syndrome but overlapped with Marinesco-Sjögren syndrome, a multisystem disorder caused by a mutation in SIL1. An atypical mutation site may result in atypical presentation of the LONP1 mutation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-655
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Human Genetics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun 1


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