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Prevalent connexin 26 gene (GJB2) mutations in Japanese.

Authors: Abe, S  Usami, S  Shinkawa, H  Kelley, PM  Kimberling, WJ 
Citation: Abe S, etal., J Med Genet. 2000 Jan;37(1):41-3.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:10633133

The gene responsible for DNFB1 and DFNA3, connexin 26 (GJB2), was recently identified and more than 20 disease causing mutations have been reported so far. This paper presents mutation analysis for GJB2 in Japanese non-syndromic hearing loss patients compatible with recessive inheritance. It was confirmed that GJB2 mutations are an important cause of hearing loss in this population, with three mutations, 235delC, Y136X, and R143W, especially frequent. Of these three mutations, 235delC was most prevalent at 73%. Surprisingly, the 35delG mutation, which is the most common GJB2 mutation in white subjects, was not found in the present study. Our data indicated that specific combinations of GJB2 mutation exist in different populations.


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Created: 2013-10-01
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