Author(s): Kawamura M, Wada Y, Noda Y, Itabashi T, Ogawa S,
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Abstract PURPOSE: To determine the frequency and kinds of mutations in the RP1 gene, and to characterize the clinical features of a Japanese family with autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (ADRP) with a novel 2336 to 2337delCT mutation in the RP1 gene. DESIGN: Case reports and results of DNA analysis. METHODS: Mutational screening by direct sequencing was performed on 96 unrelated patients with ADRP. The clinical features were determined by complete ophthalmologic examinations. RESULTS: A novel 2336 to 2337delCT mutation in the RP1 gene was identified in two patients from a Japanese family with ADRP. In addition, three families with ADRP carried a previously reported nonpathogenic Arg1933X mutation. The ophthalmic findings with a 2336 to 2337delCT mutation were similar to those of typical retinitis pigmentosa with rapid progression after age 40 years. CONCLUSIONS: The most common Arg677X mutation in the white population was not found in the Japanese population; instead a novel mutation was found.
This article was published in Am J Ophthalmol
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology