A complex intragenic rearrangement of ERCC8 in Chinese siblings with Cockayne syndrome
Chen, XiaoliNote: Order does not necessarily reflect citation order of authors.
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CitationXie, H., X. Li, J. Peng, Q. Chen, Z. Gao, X. Song, W. Li, et al. 2017. “A complex intragenic rearrangement of ERCC8 in Chinese siblings with Cockayne syndrome.” Scientific Reports 7 (1): 44271. doi:10.1038/srep44271. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep44271.
AbstractCockayne syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder principally characterized by postnatal growth failure and progressive neurological dysfunction, due primarily to mutations in ERCC6 and ERCC8. Here, we report our diagnostic experience for two patients in a Chinese family suspected on clinical grounds to have Cockayne syndrome. Using multiple molecular techniques, including whole exome sequencing, array comparative genomic hybridization and quantitative polymerase chain reaction, we identified compound heterozygosity for a maternal splicing variant (chr5:60195556, NM_000082:c.618-2A > G) and a paternal complex deletion/inversion/deletion rearrangement removing exon 4 of ERCC8, confirming the suspected pathogenesis in these two subjects. Microhomology (TAA and AGCT) at the breakpoints indicated that microhomology-mediated FoSTeS events were involved in this complex ERCC8 rearrangement. This diagnostic experience illustrates the value of high-throughput genomic technologies combined with detailed phenotypic assessment in clinical genetic diagnosis.
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