Pigmentary skin disorders

Gene: MITF

Green List (high evidence)

MITF (melanogenesis associated transcription factor)
EnsemblGeneIds (GRCh38): ENSG00000187098
EnsemblGeneIds (GRCh37): ENSG00000187098
OMIM: 156845, Gene2Phenotype
MITF is in 9 panels

1 review

Rebecca Foulger (Genomics England curator)

Green List (high evidence)

Green rating appropriate as discussed with Anna de Burca: Associated with Waardenburg syndrome, which can present with changes in skin pigmentation. Confirmed rating on DD-G2P for WAARDENBURG SYNDROME TYPE 2A and WAARDENBURG SYNDROME TYPE 2 WITH OCULAR ALBINISM, plus Green on the 'Hearing loss' panel with Waardenburg phenotype.
Created: 7 Feb 2019, 2:27 p.m.
This gene was part of an initial gene list collated by Thomas Cullup, GOSH and Veronica Kinsler, UCL, 25.Jan.2019 on behalf of the GMS Skin Specialist Test Group. Gene Symbol submitted: MITF; Suggested initial gene rating: Green; Evidence for inclusion: none provided; Evidence for exclusion: none provided; Technical notes (e.g. non-coding/CNV mutations requiring coverage?): none provided.
Created: 31 Jan 2019, 11:31 a.m.


Mode of Inheritance
MONOALLELIC, autosomal or pseudoautosomal, NOT imprinted
  • London North GLH
  • Expert Review Green
  • Waardenburg syndrome
Clinvar variants
Variants in MITF
Panels with this gene

History Filter Activity

18 Feb 2019, Gel status: 4

Added New Source

Rebecca Foulger (Genomics England curator)

Source London North GLH was added to MITF.

31 Jan 2019, Gel status: 4

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

Rebecca Foulger (Genomics England curator)

gene: MITF was added gene: MITF was added to Pigmentary skin disorders. Sources: Expert Review Green,NHS GMS Mode of inheritance for gene: MITF was set to MONOALLELIC, autosomal or pseudoautosomal, NOT imprinted Phenotypes for gene: MITF were set to Waardenburg syndrome