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Contribution of Mutations in Known Mendelian Glaucoma Genes to Advanced Early-Onset Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma
(Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Inc., 2017-03)
Purpose: Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) with Mendelian inheritance are caused by mutations in at least nine genes. Utilizing whole-exome sequencing, we examined the disease burden ...
DNA methylation at the 9p21 glaucoma susceptibility locus is associated with normal-tension glaucoma
(Taylor & Francis Group, 2017-12-21)
Purpose: Recent genome-wide association studies reported strong association of genetic variation at the CDKN2B/CDKN2B-AS1 locus on 9p21 with normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) in multiple populations. The mechanism by which ...
Partial duplication of the CRYBB1-CRYBA4 locus is associated with autosomal dominant congenital cataract
(Nature Publishing Group, 2017-03-08)
Congenital cataract is a rare but severe paediatric visual impediment, often caused by variants in one of several crystallin genes that produce the bulk of structural proteins in the lens. Here we describe a pedigree with ...
TGC repeat expansion in the TCF4 gene increases the risk of Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy in Australian cases
(Public Library of Science, 2017-08-23)
Fuchs’ endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) is a progressive, vision impairing disease. Common single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and a trinucleotide repeat polymorphism, thymine-guanine-cytosine (TGC), in the TCF4 ...
High throughput genetic screening of 51 paediatric cataract genes identifies causative mutations in inherited paediatric cataract in South Eastern Australia
(Genetics Society of America., 2017-08-24)
Paediatric cataract is a leading cause of childhood blindness. This study aimed to determine the genetic cause of paediatric cataract in Australian families by screening known disease associated genes using massively ...