Journal article

RettBASE: The IRSA MECP2 variation data-base - A new mutation database in evolution

J Christodoulou, A Grimm, T Maher, B Bennetts

HUMAN MUTATION | WILEY-LISS | Published : 2003


Rett syndrome (RTT) is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting primarily females, with an incidence of around 1 in 15,000 females. In 1999, mutations in the X-linked gene methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MECP2) were first reported in RTT subjects, and since that time there have been a number of publications describing cohorts of patients and their mutations. In addition, MECP2 mutations have been reported in patients who do not fit the diagnostic criteria for Rett syndrome. We have developed a new locus-specific database, RettBASE (, loosely based on the PAHdb website. The aim is to obtain data relating to all known instances of MECP2 variations, including published ta ..

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