Intellectual disabilityGene: PIGG Green List (high evidence)
Comment on list classification: PIGG identified in literature PMID:30914295 as missing in PanelApp compared to other curated gene list for ID genes.
PIGG was added to the ID panel and rated Green by Konstantinos Varvagiannis. PMID: 26996948 reports on 5 individuals from 3 families, with biallelic pathogenic variants in PIGG. Pedigree and sequence information was available for all families.
PIGG is in OMIM and probable in Gene2Phenotype and is described as "Disease: Intellectual Disability with Seizures and Hypotonia." Therefore PIGG can be classified as a Green gene.
Created: 22 May 2019, 3:16 p.m. | Last Modified: 3 Jul 2019, 2:25 p.m.
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Green List (high evidence)
PMID: 26996948 reports on 5 individuals from 3 families, with biallelic pathogenic variants in PIGG.
Individuals from first family, were born to consanguineous parents from Egypt and were homozygous for a stopgain variant [p.(Gln310*)]. The patient from the second family had a rare missense SNV [p.(Arg669Cys)] and a de novo microdeletion affecting PIGG on her other allele. In the third family (consanguineous parents from Pakistan), two affected sibs were found to be homozygous for a splice variant.
The phenotype consisted of hypotonia, early-onset seizures and intellectual disability. Ataxia was an additional feature in one of the families.
Seizures, were observed in most of patients but do not appear to be a universal feature as they were absent in one of the sibs from the third family (10 years of age), while the other had a single episode by the age of 12 years.
In vitro testing of lymphoblastoid cell lines (generated from individuals from the 1st and 3rd family) indicated that the variants abolished completely the function of PIGG, whereas the surface level of GPI anchored proteins was normal. //
PMID: 28581210 describes the phenotype of 2 sibs from Palestine, homozygous for a stopgain variant [p.(Trp547*)]. Hypotonia, feeding difficulties, severe non-progressive ataxia (with cerebellar hypoplasia), intellectual disability and seizures were common features. Differences in severity and/or additional features might be explained by other homozygous variants (the girl had a concurrent diagnosis of MCAD deficiency).
The authors demonstrated that the PIGG transcript levels were significantly lower (approximately half) in the two siblings compared to their parents, while the transcripts with the mutation in the heterozygous parents were very low due to nonsense-mediated decay.
Patient fibroblasts showed decreased surface level of GPI-anchored proteins, in contrast with what was noted in lymphoblastoid cells in the previous study. //
PIGG has been included in gene panels for intellectual disability offered by different diagnostic labs. //
As a result this gene can be considered for inclusion in this panel as green (or amber).
Sources: Literature, Expert Review
Created: 15 Oct 2018, 2:48 p.m.
Mode of inheritance
BIALLELIC, autosomal or pseudoautosomal
# 616917 MENTAL RETARDATION, AUTOSOMAL RECESSIVE 53; MRT53
Variants in this GENE are reported as part of current diagnostic practice
Source Expert Review Green was added to PIGG. Added phenotypes Mental retardation, autosomal recessive 53, 616917 for gene: PIGG Publications for gene PIGG were changed from 26996948; 28581210 to 28581210; 26996948; 30914295 Rating Changed from No List (delete) to Green List (high evidence)
gene: PIGG was added gene: PIGG was added to Intellectual disability. Sources: Literature,Expert Review Mode of inheritance for gene: PIGG was set to BIALLELIC, autosomal or pseudoautosomal Publications for gene: PIGG were set to 26996948; 28581210 Phenotypes for gene: PIGG were set to # 616917 MENTAL RETARDATION, AUTOSOMAL RECESSIVE 53; MRT53 Penetrance for gene: PIGG were set to Complete Review for gene: PIGG was set to GREEN gene: PIGG was marked as current diagnostic
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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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