Journal article

A novel splice site mutation in EYA4 causes DFNA10 hearing loss

Michael S Hildebrand, David Coman, Tao Yang, RJ McKinlay Gardner, Elizabeth Rose, Richard JH Smith, Melanie Bablo, Hans-Henrik M Dahl

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL GENETICS PART A | WILEY | Published : 2007

Abstract

Nonsyndromic autosomal dominant sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) at the DFNA10 locus was described in two families in 2001. Causative mutations that affect the EyaHR domain of the 'Eyes absent 4' (EYA4) protein were identified. We report on the clinical and genetic analyses of an Australian family with nonsyndromic SNHL. Screening of the EYA4 gene showed the novel polypyrimidine tract variation ca. 1,282-12T > A that introduces a new 3' splice acceptor site. This is the first report of a point mutation in EYA4 that is hypothesized to lead to aberrant pre-mRNA splicing and human disease. The DFNA10 family described is only the fourth to be identified. One individual presented with apparently..

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