Mutations in the PIGN gene involved in the glycosylphoshatidylinositol (GPI) anchor biosynthesis pathway cause Multiple Congenital Anomalies-Hypotonia-Seizures syndrome 1 (MCAHS1). The syndrome manifests developmental delay, hypotonia, and epilepsy, combined with multiple congenital anomalies. We report on the identification of a homozygous novel c.755A>T (p.D252V) deleterious mutation in a patient with Israeli-Arab origin with MCAHS1. The mutated PIGN caused a significant decrease of the overall GPI-anchored proteins and CD24 expression. Our results, strongly support previously published data, that partial depletion of GPI-anchored proteins is sufficient to cause severe phenotypic expression.
- Exome sequencing
- Glycosylphoshatidylinositol (GPI)
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