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Intellectual disability

Gene: TMEM106B

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TMEM106B (transmembrane protein 106B)
EnsemblGeneIds (GRCh38): ENSG00000106460
EnsemblGeneIds (GRCh37): ENSG00000106460
OMIM: 613413, Gene2Phenotype
TMEM106B is in 6 panels

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Konstantinos Varvagiannis (Other)

Green List (high evidence)

6 unrelated individuals with Leukodystrophy, hypomyelinating, 16 (MIM #617964) due to a recurrent TMEM106B variant have been reported to date in the literature (Simons et al 2017 - PMID: 29186371, Yan et al 2018 - PMID: 29444210, Ikemoto et al 2020 - PMID: 32595021).

While a 3 y.o. female described by Yan et al had DD (eg sitting at 9m, walking at 25m) with normal cognitive functioning, and a 38 y.o. female had borderline intellectual functioning (IQ 76), 4 affected individuals had ID. Among them, a 19 y.o. male with severe ID was also found to harbor a second de novo possibly damaging USP7 variant. Seizures have been reported in 2 unrelated subjects. [Clinical features are also summarized in table 1 - Ikemoto et al].

All harbored NM_001134232.2(TMEM106B):c.754G>A (p.Asp252Asn) which in almost all cases occurred as a de novo event. In a single case this variant was inherited from a mosaic parent with mild DD in infancy but normal cognition (reported by Simons et al).

As discussed by Ito et al (2018 - PMID: 30643851) the encoded protein is a structural component of the lysosomal membrane, playing a role on lysosome acidification. Acidity of the lysosome mediates multiple aspects of lysosomal function. Ito et al, using patient-derived fibroblasts assessed mRNA and protein levels. These were unaltered compared with controls. While TMEM106B had been previously shown to affect lysosome number, morphology and acidification, Ito et al demonstrated increased number of lysosomes in patient cells as well as impaired acidification compared to controls. As commented lysosomes are required for generation of myelin.

Recurrence of this missense variant, the presence of pLoF TMEM106B variants in gnomAD as well as the phenotypically normal Tmem106b null mice suggest that this variant may have a gain-of-function or dominant negative effect.

Genes for other forms of hypomyelinating lipodystrophy (incl. PLP1) have green rating in the ID panel.

Overall TMEM106B can be considered for the ID panel with green rating and the epilepsy panel with amber rating.
Sources: Literature
Created: 13 Jul 2020, 7:12 p.m.

Mode of inheritance
MONOALLELIC, autosomal or pseudoautosomal, imprinted status unknown

Phenotypes
Leukodystrophy, hypomyelinating, 16 (MIM #617964)

Publications

Mode of pathogenicity
Loss-of-function variants (as defined in pop up message) DO NOT cause this phenotype - please provide details in the comments

Details

Mode of Inheritance
MONOALLELIC, autosomal or pseudoautosomal, imprinted status unknown
Sources
Phenotypes
  • Leukodystrophy, hypomyelinating, 16 (MIM #617964)
OMIM
613413
Clinvar variants
Variants in TMEM106B
Penetrance
Complete
Publications
Mode of Pathogenicity
Loss-of-function variants (as defined in pop up message) DO NOT cause this phenotype - please provide details in the comments
Panels with this gene

History Filter Activity

13 Jul 2020, Gel status: 0

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

Konstantinos Varvagiannis (Other)

gene: TMEM106B was added gene: TMEM106B was added to Intellectual disability. Sources: Literature Mode of inheritance for gene: TMEM106B was set to MONOALLELIC, autosomal or pseudoautosomal, imprinted status unknown Publications for gene: TMEM106B were set to 29186371; 29444210; 32595021 Phenotypes for gene: TMEM106B were set to Leukodystrophy, hypomyelinating, 16 (MIM #617964) Penetrance for gene: TMEM106B were set to Complete Mode of pathogenicity for gene: TMEM106B was set to Loss-of-function variants (as defined in pop up message) DO NOT cause this phenotype - please provide details in the comments Review for gene: TMEM106B was set to GREEN