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dc.contributor.authorLaurie, Kate
dc.contributor.authorDave, Alpana
dc.contributor.authorStraga, Tania
dc.contributor.authorSouzeau, Emmanuelle
dc.contributor.authorChataway, Timothy Kennion
dc.contributor.authorSykes, Matthew James
dc.contributor.authorCasey, Theresa
dc.contributor.authorTeo, Theodosia
dc.contributor.authorPater, John Brian
dc.contributor.authorCraig, Jamie E
dc.contributor.authorSharma, Shiwani
dc.contributor.authorBurdon, Kathryn Penelope
dc.identifier.citationLaurie, K.J., Dave, A., Straga, T., Souzeau, E., Chataway, T., Sykes, M.J., Casey, T., Teo, T., Pater, J., Craig, J.E., Sharma, S. and Burdon, K.P., 2013. Identification of a novel oligomerization disrupting mutation in CRYΑA associated with congenital cataract in a South Australian family. Human Mutation, 34: 435–438.en
dc.descriptionThis article appeared in Human Mutation, published by Wiley-Blackwell. Under Wiley-Blackwell's copyright, mandated authors are not permitted to make work available in an institutional repository.en
dc.description.abstractCongenital cataract is a heterogeneous disorder causing severe visual impairment in affected children. We screened four South Australian families with autosomal dominant congenital cataract for mutations in 10 crystallin genes known to cause congenital cataract. We identified a novel segregating heterozygous mutation, c.62G>A (p.R21Q), in the CRYΑA gene in one family. Western blotting of proteins freshly extracted from cataractous lens material of the proband demonstrated a marked reduction in the amount of the high-molecular-weight oligomers seen in the lens material of an unaffected individual. We conclude that the p.R21Q mutation, which is located in the highly conserved and structurally significant N-terminal region of the protein, is responsible for the cataract phenotype observed in the family as this mutation likely reduces the formation of the functional oligomeric alpha-crystallin.en
dc.description.sponsorshipContract grant sponsors: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia (426753); Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation, South Australia.en
dc.subjectCongenital cataractsen
dc.subjectVision lossen
dc.titleIdentification of a novel oligomerization disrupting mutation in CRYAA associated with congenital cataract in a South Australian familyen

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