Iris Schrijver

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  • Analysis of the Alternative Splicing of an FGFR2 Transcript Due to a Novel 5 ' Splice Site Mutation (1084+1G > A): Case Report CLEFT PALATE-CRANIOFACIAL JOURNAL Traynis, I., Bernstein, J. A., Gardner, P., Schrijver, I. 2012; 49 (1): 104-108

    Abstract:

    Craniosynostosis is characterized by premature fusion of one or more cranial sutures and is associated with mutations in fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) genes. Here we describe a novel mutation (1084+1G>A) in the FGFR2 gene of a patient with isolated bicoronal synostosis. We detected two isoforms that result from the mutation and are characterized, respectively, by exon skipping and the use of a cryptic splice site. Interestingly, the alternatively spliced forms of FGFR2 appear to induce fusion of the cranial sutures suggesting that the mutation acts via a gain-of-function mechanism rather than a loss of protein functionality.

    View details for DOI 10.1597/10-217

    View details for Web of Science ID 000300352600014

    View details for PubMedID 21524234

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