Gene: PTCH1

Amber List (moderate evidence)

PTCH1 (patched 1)
EnsemblGeneIds (GRCh38): ENSG00000185920
EnsemblGeneIds (GRCh37): ENSG00000185920
OMIM: 601309, Gene2Phenotype
PTCH1 is in 21 panels

3 reviews

Helen Lord (Oxford Medical Genetics Laboratories)

I don't know

Giovanni et al abstract - two cases both had isolated trigonocephaly.
Beltrami et al paper the patient presented with phenotype similar to 9q22.3 microdeletion syndrome (includes the PTCH1 gene) but shown to have a fs variant in PTCH1. This patient presented with craniosynostosis of all sutures. Of note patients with isolated metopic synostosis would not be tested on this panel as it is for multisuture/complex craniosynostosis.
Created: 22 Jan 2021, 1:34 p.m. | Last Modified: 22 Jan 2021, 1:34 p.m.
Panel Version: 2.19

Mode of inheritance
MONOALLELIC, autosomal or pseudoautosomal, NOT imprinted

metopic synostosis

Eleanor Williams (Genomics England Curator)

This gene should be discussed as to gene rating/phenotypic scope of this panel at the next GMS review.
Created: 26 Jan 2021, 5:11 p.m. | Last Modified: 26 Jan 2021, 5:11 p.m.
Panel Version: 2.22
Comment on list classification: Promoting this gene from grey to amber, but with a recommendation for green review following evidence provided by expert reviewer.
Created: 21 Jan 2021, 5:10 p.m. | Last Modified: 21 Jan 2021, 5:10 p.m.
Panel Version: 2.18

Andrew Wilkie (University of Oxford)

Green List (high evidence)

Several lines of evidence support that heterozygous loss-of-function mutations in PTCH1, which cause the classical genetic disorder Gorlin (basal cell naevus) syndrome, rarely also cause metopic synostosis. It is especially important to recognise this association, given the implications for patient management from a diagnosis of Gorlin syndrome.
(1) Beltrami et al (see PMID 31578813) described a frameshift variant in PTCH1 in a child with metopic synostosis.
(2) At the ESHG conference 2020, Di Giovanni et al reported 2 cases of apparently isolated trigonocephaly found to have nonsense or frameshift varaints in PTCH1. The abstract is available on weblink:!/9102/presentation/1801.
(3) Deletions of 9q22.3 including PTCH1 are well recognised to be associated with metopic synostosis (reviewed Yamada PMID:32028043), although genes additional to PTCH1 are included in the deleted region.
(4) In the 100kGP, the submitter is aware of a case that was missed by GEL/GMC pipeline (found by research lab) because PTCH1 was not included in the Panel for craniosynostosis.
(5) The consequence of PTCH1 loss-of-function mutations is to increase hedgehog (Hh) signalling through de-repression of Smoothened. Mutations in other genes associated with Hh overactivity, in the genes SMO, RAB23 and MEGF8, are all associated with craniosynostosis and are green panel app genes. A mice mutated in the Ptch1 orthologue, dogface-like, has lambdoid craniosynostosis (PMID:23897749). Hence, a clear biological mechanism exists accounting for craniosynostosis.
Sources: Expert Review
Created: 19 Jan 2021, 12:01 p.m.

Mode of inheritance
MONOALLELIC, autosomal or pseudoautosomal, NOT imprinted

metopic craniosynostosis


History Filter Activity

21 Jan 2021, Gel status: 2

Added Tag

Eleanor Williams (Genomics England Curator)

Tag for-review tag was added to gene: PTCH1.

21 Jan 2021, Gel status: 2

Entity classified by Genomics England curator

Eleanor Williams (Genomics England Curator)

Gene: ptch1 has been classified as Amber List (Moderate Evidence).

19 Jan 2021, Gel status: 0

Created, Added New Source, Set mode of inheritance, Set publications, Set Phenotypes, Set penetrance

Andrew Wilkie (University of Oxford)

gene: PTCH1 was added gene: PTCH1 was added to Craniosynostosis. Sources: Expert Review Mode of inheritance for gene: PTCH1 was set to MONOALLELIC, autosomal or pseudoautosomal, NOT imprinted Publications for gene: PTCH1 were set to 31578813 Phenotypes for gene: PTCH1 were set to metopic craniosynostosis Penetrance for gene: PTCH1 were set to Incomplete Review for gene: PTCH1 was set to GREEN