Coding sequence rare variants identified in MYBPC3, MYH6, TPM1, TNNC1 And TNNI3 from 312 patients with familial or idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Fla. 33136, USA. <>
Circulation Cardiovascular Genetics (Impact Factor: 4.6). 03/2010; 3(2):155-61. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCGENETICS.109.912345
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Rare variants in >30 genes have been shown to cause idiopathic or familial dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), but the frequency of genetic causation remains poorly understood. We have previously resequenced 9 genes in a cohort of idiopathic or familial DCM probands for rare variants, and now we report resequencing results for 5 more genes with established relationships to DCM.
Blood samples were collected, and DNA specimens were prepared from 312 patients, 181 with familial DCM and 131 with idiopathic DCM. Genomic DNA underwent bidirectional sequencing, and DNA of additional family members underwent analysis when a rare variant was identified. We identified rare variants in 34 probands (10.9% overall), including 29 unique protein-altering rare variants and 2 splicing variants that were absent in 246 control subjects (492 chromosomes). These variants were 12 MYBPC3 (myosin-binding protein C) in 13 (4.2%) probands, 8 MYH6 (alpha-myosin heavy chain) in 10 (3.2%), 6 TPM1 (tropomyosin) in 6 (1.9%), 4 TNNC1 (cardiac troponin C) in 4 (1.3%), and 1 TNNI3 (cardiac troponin I) in 2 (0.6%). Variants were classified as likely or possibly disease causing in 13 and 20 probands, respectively (n=33; 10.6% overall). One MYH6 variant was classified as unlikely to be disease causing.
Rare variants in these 5 genes likely or possibly caused 10.6% of DCM in this cohort. When combined with our prior resequencing reports, approximately 27% of DCM probands had possible or likely disease-causing variants identified.

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    • "It is being increasingly recognized that genetic mutations can account for as many as a third of cases of IDC. Indeed, investigators have begun to refer to these cases as familial dilated cardiomyopathy (FDC) (Judge and Johnson, 2008; Hershberger et al., 2010; Jefferies, 2010). Inheritance can occur in a variety of manners with the most common pattern of inheritance being autosomal dominant (Zeviani et al., 1991; Towbin et al., 1993; Murphy et al., 2004; Morales and Hershberger, 2013). "
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    ABSTRACT: The most common cause of dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure (HF) is ischemic heart disease; however, in a third of all patients the cause remains undefined and patients are diagnosed as having idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC). Recent studies suggest that many patients with IDC have a family history of HF and rare genetic variants in over 35 genes have been shown to be causative of disease. We employed whole-exome sequencing to identify the causative variant in a large family with autosomal dominant transmission of dilated cardiomyopathy. Sequencing and subsequent informatics revealed a novel 10-nucleotide deletion in the BCL2-associated athanogene 3 (BAG3) gene ((Ch10:del 121436332_12143641: del. 1266_1275 [NM 004281]) that segregated with all affected individuals. The deletion predicted a shift in the reading frame with the resultant deletion of 135 amino acids from the C-terminal end of the protein. Consistent with genetic variants in genes encoding other sarcomeric proteins there was a considerable amount of genetic heterogeneity in the affected family members. Interestingly, we also found that the levels of BAG3 protein were significantly reduced in the hearts from unrelated patients with end-stage HF undergoing cardiac transplantation when compared with non-failing controls. Diminished levels of BAG3 protein may be associated with both familial and non-familial forms of dilated cardiomyopathy. J. Cell. Physiol. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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    • "More than 30 nuclear genes, encoding for sarcomere (contractile apparatus), cytoskeletal and calcium homeostasis proteins of diverse functions, have been reported to cause FDCM [6]. To date, mutations in LMNA, MYH7, MYBPC3, TNNT2, SCN5A, and MYH6 genes have been accounted for approximately 75% of FDCM [12]. Most of the genes implicated in genetics of DCM/FDCM follow autosomal dominant mode of inheritance [6], though a few follow autosomal recessive, X-linked [10], [13]–[16] and mitochondrial [16], [17]. "
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    ABSTRACT: Cardiomyopathy is a major cause of heart failure and sudden cardiac death; several mutations in sarcomeric protein genes have been associated with this disease. Our aim in the present study is to investigate the genetic variations in Troponin T (cTnT) gene and its association with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in south-Indian patients. Analyses of all the exons and exon-intron boundaries of cTnT in 147 DCM and in 207 healthy controls had revealed a total of 15 SNPs and a 5 bp INDEL; of which, polymorphic SNPs were compared with the HapMap population data. Interestingly, a novel R144W mutation, that substitutes polar-neutral tryptophan for a highly conserved basic arginine in cTnT, altering the charge drastically, was identified in a DCM, with a family history of sudden-cardiac death (SCD). This mutation was found within the tropomyosin (TPM1) binding domain, and was evolutionarily conserved across species, therefore it is expected to have a significant impact on the structure and function of the protein. Family studies had revealed that the R144W is co-segregating with disease in the family as an autosomal dominant trait, but it was completely absent in 207 healthy controls and in 162 previously studied HCM patients. Further screening of the proband and three of his family members (positive for R144W mutant) with eight other genes β-MYH7, MYBPC3, TPM1, TNNI3, TTN, ACTC, MYL2 and MYL3, did not reveal any disease causing mutation, proposing the absence of compound heterozygosity. Therefore, we strongly suggest that the novel R144W unique/private mutant identified in this study is associated with FDCM. This is furthermore signifying the unique genetic architecture of Indian population.
    PLoS ONE 07/2014; 9(7):e101451. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0101451 · 3.23 Impact Factor
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    • "Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is characterised by a thickened wall of the left ventricle [4], and mutations in any of nine genes encoding sarcomeric proteins can be found in 30–65 % of HCM patients worldwide [5–7]. However, mutations in these genes can also be identified in 18 % of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) [8], which is characterised by left ventricular dilatation and contractile dysfunction. Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is another cardiomyopathy subtype, characterised by fibrofatty replacement of cardiomyocytes, primarily in the right ventricle [9]. "
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