Correlation Engine 2.0
Clear Search sequence regions

Sizes of these terms reflect their relevance to your search.

Next-generation sequencing has been invaluable in the elucidation of the genetic etiology of many subtypes of intellectual disability in recent years. Here, using exome sequencing and whole-genome sequencing, we identified three de novo truncating mutations in WAS protein family member 1 (WASF1) in five unrelated individuals with moderate to profound intellectual disability with autistic features and seizures. WASF1, also known as WAVE1, is part of the WAVE complex and acts as a mediator between Rac-GTPase and actin to induce actin polymerization. The three mutations connected by Matchmaker Exchange were c.1516C>T (p.Arg506Ter), which occurs in three unrelated individuals, c.1558C>T (p.Gln520Ter), and c.1482delinsGCCAGG (p.Ile494MetfsTer23). All three variants are predicted to partially or fully disrupt the C-terminal actin-binding WCA domain. Functional studies using fibroblast cells from two affected individuals with the c.1516C>T mutation showed a truncated WASF1 and a defect in actin remodeling. This study provides evidence that de novo heterozygous mutations in WASF1 cause a rare form of intellectual disability. Crown Copyright © 2018. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Yoko Ito, Keren J Carss, Sofia T Duarte, Taila Hartley, Boris Keren, Manju A Kurian, Isabelle Marey, Perinne Charles, Carla Mendonça, Caroline Nava, Rolph Pfundt, Alba Sanchis-Juan, Hans van Bokhoven, Anthony van Essen, Conny van Ravenswaaij-Arts, NIHR BioResource, Care4Rare Canada Consortium, Kym M Boycott, Kristin D Kernohan, Sarah Dyack, F Lucy Raymond. De Novo Truncating Mutations in WASF1 Cause Intellectual Disability with Seizures. American journal of human genetics. 2018 Jul 05;103(1):144-153

Expand section icon Mesh Tags

Expand section icon Substances

PMID: 29961568

View Full Text