X

Forgot your Password

If you have forgotten your password, please enter your account email below and we will reset your password and email you the new password.

X

Login to SciCrunch

X

Register an Account

Delete Saved Search

Are you sure you want to delete this saved search?

NO

NIF LinkOut Portal

FILTERS

A common NYX mutation in Flemish patients with X linked CSNB.

Authors:
Leroy BP, Budde BS, Wittmer M, De Baere E, Berger W, Zeitz C
Affiliation:
Journal:
The British journal of ophthalmology

Abstract

AIMS: The Schubert-Bornschein type of complete congenital stationary night blindness (CSNB) is a genetically heterogeneous retinal disorder. It is characterised by a non-progressive disease course, often associated with high myopia and nystagmus. So far, mutations in two genes, NYX (nyctalopin) and GRM6 (metabotropic glutamate receptor 6) have been associated with this form of CSNB. The purpose of this study was to identify the genetic defect in affected male patients from Flemish families with complete CSNB. METHODS: Probands with CSNB from three large Flemish families underwent ophthalmological examination. DNA was extracted from peripheral blood, and the coding region of NYX along with parts of the 5'UTR and 3'UTR and intronic regions covering the splice sites were PCR amplified and sequenced. RESULTS: In the affected individuals of three Flemish families with the complete form of CSNB a novel NYX mutation, c.855delG was identified. This deletion is predicted to lead to a frameshift mutation, p.Asp286ThrfsX62 causing a premature stop codon. CONCLUSION: Previously, both single families with different mutations in NYX as well as different families with an identical mutation, suggestive of a founder mutation, have been described. The c.855delG deletion in NYX seems to be a common mutation associated with CSNB in the Flemish population from Belgium. Thus, we suggest performing diagnostic testing for CSNB in the Flemish population initially directed towards the identification of this mutation. Subsequent screening for other mutations in NYX or GRM6 could be performed as a second step.

  1. Welcome

    Welcome to NIF. Explore available research resources: data, tools and materials, from across the web

  2. Community Resources

    Search for resources specially selected for NIF community

  3. More Resources

    Search across hundreds of additional biomedical databases

  4. Literature

    Search Pub Med abstracts and full text from PubMed Central

  5. Insert your Query

    Enter your search terms here and hit return. Search results for the selected tab will be returned.

  6. Join the Community

    Click here to login or register and join this community.

  7. Categories

    Narrow your search by selecting a category. For additional help in searching, view our tutorials.

  8. Query Info

    Displays the total number of search results. Provides additional information on search terms, e.g., automated query expansions, and any included categories or facets. Expansions, filters and facets can be removed by clicking on the X. Clicking on the + restores them.

  9. Search Results

    Displays individual records and a brief description. Click on the icons below each record to explore additional display options.

X