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Consensus statement on standards and guidelines for the molecular diagnostics of Alport syndrome: refining the ACMG criteria

Judy Savige, Helen Storey, Elizabeth Watson, Jens Michael Hertz, Constantinos Deltas, Alessandra Renieri, Francesca Mari, Pascale Hilbert, Pavlina Plevova, Peter Byers, Agne Cerkauskaite, Martin Gregory, Rimante Cerkauskiene, Danica Galesic Ljubanovic, Francesca Becherucci, Carmela Errichiello, Laura Massella, Valeria Aiello, Rachel Lennon, Louise Hopkinson Show all

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS | SPRINGERNATURE | Published : 2021

Abstract

The recent Chandos House meeting of the Alport Variant Collaborative extended the indications for screening for pathogenic variants in the COL4A5, COL4A3 and COL4A4 genes beyond the classical Alport phenotype (haematuria, renal failure; family history of haematuria or renal failure) to include persistent proteinuria, steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome, focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), familial IgA glomerulonephritis and end-stage kidney failure without an obvious cause. The meeting refined the ACMG criteria for variant assessment for the Alport genes (COL4A3-5). It identified 'mutational hotspots' (PM1) in the collagen IV α5, α3 and α4 chains including position 1 Glycine resi..

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The following authors of this publication (BSLZ, RC, LM, AvE, KC, EA) are members of the European Reference Network for Rare Kidney Diseases (ERKNet)- Project ID No 739532.