Familial cicatricial alopecia

Gene: ITGA6

Red List (low evidence)

ITGA6 (integrin subunit alpha 6)
EnsemblGeneIds (GRCh38): ENSG00000091409
EnsemblGeneIds (GRCh37): ENSG00000091409
OMIM: 147556, Gene2Phenotype
ITGA6 is in 7 panels

1 review

Rebecca Foulger (Genomics England curator)

Comment on list classification: Kept rating as Red: there is no direct evidence for the role of ITGA6 in cicatricial/scarring alopecia.
Created: 13 Jul 2017, 1:41 p.m.
Emory report that the three genes known to be associated with Epodermolysis Bullosa with Pyloric Atresia (EB-PA) are ITGB4, ITGA6 and PLEC. Emory isn't cited as a source for ITGB4 and ITGA6 in PanelApp because the Emory gene test is for PLEC only. Features of EB-PA include scarring (cicatricial) alopecia.
Created: 22 Nov 2016, 4:50 p.m.


Mode of Inheritance
BIALLELIC, autosomal or pseudoautosomal
  • Expert Review Red
  • Other
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa with Pyloric Atresia
  • EB-PA
  • scarring alopecia
  • Epidermolysis bullosa, junctional, with pyloric stenosis, 226730
Clinvar variants
Variants in ITGA6
Panels with this gene

History Filter Activity

20 Jul 2017, Gel status: 1

panel promoted to version 1

Rebecca Foulger (Genomics England curator)

20 July 2017: Reviews from Prof. John McGrath were assessed, and panel was revised largely to reflect his expert review. Demoted FOXN1 and GJA1 to grey because the congenital alopecia phenotype is too broad for this cicatricial (scarring) alopecia panel. For most of the red genes, there is only very minor (often indirect) evidence to support a link to cicatricial alopecia, but they remain on the panel, for now, for completeness.

13 Jul 2017, Gel status: 1

Gene classified by Genomics England curator

Rebecca Foulger (Genomics England curator)

This gene has been classified as Red List (Low Evidence).

22 Nov 2016, Gel status: 0

Added New Source

Rebecca Foulger (Genomics England curator)

ITGA6 was added to Familial cicatricial alopeciapanel. Sources: Other

22 Nov 2016, Gel status: 0


Rebecca Foulger (Genomics England curator)

ITGA6 was created by rfoulger