DOI: 10.3390/genes14091687 ISSN:

3′ UTR Deletion of FBXO28 in a Patient with Brain Abnormalities and Developmental Delay

Xin Bi, Maureen S. Mulhern, Erica Spiegel, Ronald J. Wapner, Brynn Levy, Jennifer M. Bain, Jun Liao
  • Genetics (clinical)
  • Genetics

Constitutional deletions of chromosome 1q42 region are rare. The phenotype spectrum associated with this copy number change is variable, including developmental delay, intellectual disability, seizures, and dysmorphology. This study describes a patient with developmental delays and brain abnormalities. G-banded karyotype, FISH, SNP oligonucleotide microarray analysis (SOMA), and whole exome sequencing analysis were performed. Postnatal reanalysis of prenatal SOMA and follow-up parental testing revealed a paternally inherited 63 kb deletion at 1q42.11 in the patient. We characterized the clinical features of this patient, providing insight into the clinical phenotype associated with deletions of the 1q42.11 sub-band. Our study provides new evidence supporting the potential functional importance of the FBXO28 3′ UTR region and the hypothesis that FBXO28 is a critical gene in the pathogenesis of chromosome 1q41q42 microdeletion syndrome. It also highlights the different goals and reporting criteria between prenatal and postnatal microarray tests.

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