Mutations in EZH2 cause Weaver syndrome.
|Authors||Gibson WT, Hood RL, Zhan SH, Bulman DE, Fejes AP, Moore R, Mungall AJ, Eydoux P, Babul-Hirji R, An J, Marra MA; FORGE Canada Consortium, Chitayat D, Boycott KM, Weaver DD & Jones SJ.|
|Abstract||We used trio-based whole-exome sequencing to analyze two families affected by Weaver syndrome, including one of the original families reported in 1974. Filtering of rare variants in the affected probands against the parental variants identified two different de novo mutations in the enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2). Sanger sequencing of EZH2 in a third classically-affected proband identified a third de novo mutation in this gene. These data show that mutations in EZH2 cause Weaver syndrome.|
|Journal Name and Citation||
Am J Hum Genet. 2012 Jan 13;90(1):110-8. Epub 2011 Dec 15.
|Date of Publication||2012/01/13|