Intellectual disabilityGene: FUT8 Green List (high evidence)
Comment on list classification: New gene added by external expert and reviewed by curation team, enough evidence to support gene-disease association and relevance to this panel to rate this gene Green
Created: 19 Nov 2018, 1:20 p.m.
Comment on phenotypes: Added phenotypes suggested from expert review that indicate relevance to inclusion on the intellectual disability panel
Created: 19 Nov 2018, 1:13 p.m.
Green List (high evidence)
PMID: 29304374 reports on 3 unrelated individuals with biallelic pathogenic variants in FUT8.
Two of the patients were born to consanguineous parents and were found to be homozygous for stopgain variants (p.Arg239* in one family and p.Arg315* in the other). A third patient was compound heterozygous for a missense as well as a splice variant.
All three presented with similar phenotype consisting of polyhydramnios (2 out of 3), IUGR and failure to thrive with short stature (3/3), severe developmental delay (3/3) with microcephaly (3/3) and seizures (3/3). Variable respiratory problems were also noted in all.
Western blot demonstrated loss of FUT8 protein expression in one individual homozygous for a stopgain mutation as well as the patient who was compound heterozygous for the missense and the splice variant. The splice variant was further shown to produce a shorter transcript due to lack of exon 9, leading to an in-frame deletion of 59 residues critical for the protein function.
Additional studies confirmed the fucosylation defect compared to controls.
The authors note that while Fut8 knockout mice are born normal, 70% die within the first 3 days due to severe growth retardation and respiratory deficiency (similarly to what is observed in humans, though to a lesser extent).
As a result this gene can be considered for inclusion in this panel probably as green (3 unrelated families, strong additional functional data, consistent phenotype) or amber.
Sources: Literature, Expert Review
Created: 17 Nov 2018, 7:49 p.m.
Mode of inheritance
BIALLELIC, autosomal or pseudoautosomal
Congenital disorder of glycosylation with defective fucosylation, 618005
Gene: fut8 has been classified as Green List (High Evidence).
Phenotypes for gene: FUT8 were changed from Congenital disorder of glycosylation with defective fucosylation, 618005 to Congenital disorder of glycosylation with defective fucosylation, 618005; Intellectual disability
Publications for gene: FUT8 were set to 29304374
gene: FUT8 was added gene: FUT8 was added to Intellectual disability. Sources: Literature,Expert Review Mode of inheritance for gene: FUT8 was set to BIALLELIC, autosomal or pseudoautosomal Publications for gene: FUT8 were set to 29304374 Phenotypes for gene: FUT8 were set to Congenital disorder of glycosylation with defective fucosylation, 618005 Penetrance for gene: FUT8 were set to Complete Review for gene: FUT8 was set to GREEN
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Genes included in a Genomics England gene panel for a rare disease category (green list) should fit the criteria A-E outlined below.
These guidelines were developed as a combination of the ClinGen DEFINITIVE evidence for a causal role of the gene in the disease(a), and the Developmental Disorder Genotype-Phenotype (DDG2P) CONFIRMED DD Gene evidence level(b) (please see the original references provided below for full details). These help provide a guideline for expert reviewers when assessing whether a gene should be on the green or the red list of a panel.
A. There are plausible disease-causing mutations(i) within, affecting or encompassing an interpretable functional region(ii) of this gene identified in multiple (>3) unrelated cases/families with the phenotype(iii).
B. There are plausible disease-causing mutations(i) within, affecting or encompassing cis-regulatory elements convincingly affecting the expression of a single gene identified in multiple (>3) unrelated cases/families with the phenotype(iii).
C. As definitions A or B but in 2 or 3 unrelated cases/families with the phenotype, with the addition of convincing bioinformatic or functional evidence of causation e.g. known inborn error of metabolism with mutation in orthologous gene which is known to have the relevant deficient enzymatic activity in other species; existence of an animal model which recapitulates the human phenotype.
D. Evidence indicates that disease-causing mutations follow a Mendelian pattern of causation appropriate for reporting in a diagnostic setting(iv).
E. No convincing evidence exists or has emerged that contradicts the role of the gene in the specified phenotype.
(i)Plausible disease-causing mutations: Recurrent de novo mutations convincingly affecting gene function. Rare, fully-penetrant mutations - relevant genotype never, or very rarely, seen in controls. (ii) Interpretable functional region: ORF in protein coding genes miRNA stem or loop. (iii) Phenotype: the rare disease category, as described in the eligibility statement. (iv) Intermediate penetrance genes should not be included.
It’s assumed that loss-of-function variants in this gene can cause the disease/phenotype unless an exception to this rule is known. We would like to collect information regarding exceptions. An example exception is the PCSK9 gene, where loss-of-function variants are not relevant for a hypercholesterolemia phenotype as they are associated with increased LDL-cholesterol uptake via LDLR (PMID: 25911073).
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A variant on one allele of this gene can cause the disease, and imprinting has not been implicated.
A variant on the paternally-inherited allele of this gene can cause the disease, if the alternate allele is imprinted (function muted).
A variant on the maternally-inherited allele of this gene can cause the disease, if the alternate allele is imprinted (function muted).
A variant on one allele of this gene can cause the disease. This is the default used for autosomal dominant mode of inheritance where no knowledge of the imprinting status of the gene required to cause the disease is known. Mapped to the following commonly used terms from different sources: autosomal dominant, dominant, AD, DOMINANT.
A variant on both alleles of this gene is required to cause the disease. Mapped to the following commonly used terms from different sources: autosomal recessive, recessive, AR, RECESSIVE.
The disease can be caused by a variant on one or both alleles of this gene. Mapped to the following commonly used terms from different sources: autosomal recessive or autosomal dominant, recessive or dominant, AR/AD, AD/AR, DOMINANT/RECESSIVE, RECESSIVE/DOMINANT.
A variant on one allele of this gene can cause the disease, however a variant on both alleles of this gene can result in a more severe form of the disease/phenotype.
A variant in this gene can cause the disease in males as they have one X-chromosome allele, whereas a variant on both X-chromosome alleles is required to cause the disease in females. Mapped to the following commonly used term from different sources: X-linked recessive.
A variant in this gene can cause the disease in males as they have one X-chromosome allele. A variant on one allele of this gene may also cause the disease in females, though the disease/phenotype may be less severe and may have a later-onset than is seen in males. X-linked inactivation and mosaicism in different tissues complicate whether a female presents with the disease, and can change over their lifetime. This term is the default setting used for X-linked genes, where it is not known definitately whether females require a variant on each allele of this gene in order to be affected. Mapped to the following commonly used terms from different sources: X-linked dominant, x-linked, X-LINKED, X-linked.
The gene is in the mitochondrial genome and variants within this can cause this disease, maternally inherited. Mapped to the following commonly used term from different sources: Mitochondrial.
Mapped to the following commonly used terms from different sources: Unknown, NA, information not provided.
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