A novel mutation in MED12 causes FG syndrome (Opitz-Kaveggia syndrome).
ABSTRACT Opitz-Kaveggia syndrome is a rare X-linked multiple congenital anomalies and intellectual disability disorder caused by the recurrent p.R961W mutation in the MED12 gene. Twenty-three affected males from 10 families with this mutation in the MED12 gene have been described so far. Here we report on a new family with three affected cousins, in which we identified a novel MED12 mutation (p.G958E). This is the first demonstration that other mutations in this gene can also lead to Opitz-Kaveggia syndrome. The clinical phenotype of these three new cases is reviewed in detail and compared with the previous reported cases.
- SourceAvailable from: John M Graham
Article: MED12 related disorders.[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: MED12: is a member of the large Mediator complex, which has a critical and central role in RNA polymerase II transcription. As a multiprotien complex, Mediator regulates signals involved in cell growth, development, and differentiation, and it is involved in a protein network required for extraneuronal gene silencing and also functions as a direct suppressor of Gli3-dependent Sonic hedgehog signaling. This may explain its role in several different X-linked intellectual disability syndromes that share some overlapping clinical features. This review will compare and contrast four different clinical conditions that have been associated with different mutations in MED12, which is located at Xq13. To date, these conditions include Opitz-Kaveggia (FG) syndrome, Lujan syndrome, Ohdo syndrome (Maat-Kievit-Brunner type, or OSMKB), and one large family with profound X-linked intellectual disability due to a novel c.5898insC frameshift mutation that unlike the other three syndromes, resulted in affected female carriers and truncation of the MED12 protein. It is likely that more MED12 mutations will be detected in sporadic patients and X-linked families with intellectual disability and dysmorphic features as exome sequencing becomes more commonly utilized, and this overview of MED12-related disorders may help to correlate MED12 genotypes with clinical findings. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A 10/2013; 161(11). DOI:10.1002/ajmg.a.36183 · 2.05 Impact Factor
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: It is presented here that in order to fully understand the totality of intelligence, Level of Consciousness must be assessed, in addition to IQ. This study investigated whether people who participate in different mindfulness training activities (involvement in meditation, religion/spiritual discipline, martial arts, and yoga) have a higher level of consciousnessProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 01/2011; 12:290-299. DOI:10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.02.038
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Uterine leiomyomas, or fibroids, are benign tumors that affect millions of women worldwide and that can cause considerable morbidity. To study the genetic basis of this tumor type, we examined 18 uterine leiomyomas derived from 17 different patients by exome sequencing and identified tumor-specific mutations in the mediator complex subunit 12 (MED12) gene in 10. Through analysis of 207 additional tumors, we determined that MED12 is altered in 70% (159 of 225) of tumors from a total of 80 patients. The Mediator complex is a 26-subunit transcriptional regulator that bridges DNA regulatory sequences to the RNA polymerase II initiation complex. All mutations resided in exon 2, suggesting that aberrant function of this region of MED12 contributes to tumorigenesis.Science 08/2011; 334(6053):252-5. DOI:10.1126/science.1208930 · 31.48 Impact Factor