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Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) is a common corneal endotheliopathy with a complex and heterogeneous genetic background. Different variants in the TCF4 gene have been strongly associated with the development of FECD. TCF4 encodes the E2-2 transcription factor but the link between the strong susceptibility locus and disease mechanism remains(More)
RAB40AL has been reported as the locus for Martin-Probst syndrome (MPS), an X-linked deafness-intellectual disability syndrome. The report was based on segregation of a missense change p.D59G with the disease in a single family and in vitro localization studies. We found the p.D59G variant by whole-exome sequencing in two patients; however, the diagnosis of(More)
Variation in the ABCA4 locus has emerged as the most prevalent cause of monogenic retinal diseases. The study aimed to discover causative ABCA4 mutations in a large but not previously investigated cohort with ABCA4-related diseases originating from Central Europe and to refine the genetic relevance of all identified variants based on population evidence.(More)
Autosomal dominant optic nerve atrophy is the most frequent dominantly inherited optic neuropathy. The main causesof the disease are OPA1 gene mutations, which are detected in about 60% of patients. Encoded by the nuclear genome the OPA1 protein plays an important role in a wide variety of processes crucial to the proper functioning of mitochondria, the(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to report the clinical, histopathological, and molecular findings in a patient with late-onset lattice corneal dystrophy (LCD) without typical lattice lines and a novel mutation in the TGFBI gene. METHODS Corneal lesions were visualized by slit-lamp examination and by in vivo confocal microscopy. Histopathological(More)
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