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Type: Journal article
Title: Pathogenic copy number variants that affect gene expression contribute to genomic burden in cerebral palsy
Author: Corbett, M.A.
van Eyk, C.L.
Webber, D.L.
Bent, S.J.
Newman, M.
Harper, K.
Berry, J.G.
Azmanov, D.N.
Woodward, K.J.
Gardner, A.E.
Slee, J.
Pérez-Jurado, L.A.
MacLennan, A.H.
Gecz, J.
Citation: npj Genomic Medicine, 2018; 3(1):33-1-33-9
Publisher: Springer Nature
Issue Date: 2018
ISSN: 2056-7944
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Mark A. Corbett, Clare L. van Eyk, Dani L. Webber, Stephen J. Bent, Morgan Newman, Kelly Harper, Jesia G. Berry, Dimitar N. Azmanov, Karen J. Woodward, Alison E. Gardner, Jennie Slee, Luís A. Pérez-Jurado, Alastair H. MacLennan, and Jozef Gecz
Abstract: Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most frequent movement disorder of childhood affecting 1 in 500 live births in developed countries. We previously identified likely pathogenic de novo or inherited single nucleotide variants (SNV) in 14% (14/98) of trios by exome sequencing and a further 5% (9/182) from evidence of outlier gene expression using RNA sequencing. Here, we detected copy number variants (CNV) from exomes of 186 unrelated individuals with CP (including our original 98 trios) using the CoNIFER algorithm. CNV were validated with Illumina 850 K SNP arrays and compared with RNA-Seq outlier gene expression analysis from lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCL). Gene expression was highly correlated with gene dosage effect. We resolved an additional 3.7% (7/186) of this cohort with pathogenic or likely pathogenic CNV while a further 7.7% (14/186) had CNV of uncertain significance. We identified recurrent genomic rearrangements previously associated with CP due to 2p25.3 deletion, 22q11.2 deletions and duplications and Xp monosomy. We also discovered a deletion of a single gene, PDCD6IP, and performed additional zebrafish model studies to support its single allele loss in CP aetiology. Combined SNV and CNV analysis revealed pathogenic and likely pathogenic variants in 22.7% of unselected individuals with CP.
Description: Corrected by: Author Correction: Pathogenic copy number variants that affect gene expression contribute to genomic burden in cerebral palsy (npj Genomic Medicine, (2018), 3, 1, (33), 10.1038/s41525-018-0073-4), in Vol. 4, Issue 1, 11 (2019) In the original published version of this Article, in the Methods section, the morpholino sequence for PDCD6IP AUGMO sequence was incorrectly stated as 5'-CCTTCTGACCGCTGCATGGTTTCTC-3'. It should have been 5'-ACGGGACAGAAATAAACGTCGCCAT-3'. This has been corrected for the HTML and PDF versions of the Article. 4).
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DOI: 10.1038/s41525-018-0073-4
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