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Novel FANCI mutations in Fanconi anemia with VACTERL association.

Authors: Savage, Sharon A and Ballew, Bari J and Giri, Neelam and Chandrasekharappa, Settara C and Ameziane, Najim and de Winter, Johan and Alter, Blanche P

Fanconi anemia (FA) is an inherited bone marrow failure syndrome caused by mutations in DNA repair genes; some of these patients may have features of the VACTERL association. Autosomal recessive mutations in FANCI are a rare cause of FA. We identified FANCI mutations by next generation sequencing in three patients in our FA cohort among several whose mutated gene was unknown. Four of the six mutations are novel and all mutations are likely deleterious to protein function. There are now 16 reported cases of FA due to FANCI of whom 7 have at least 3 features of the VACTERL association (44%). This suggests that the VACTERL association in patients with FA may be seen in patients with FANCI mutations more often than previously recognized. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Journal: American journal of medical genetics
DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.a.37461
Year: 2016

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