Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics
Center for Nephrology and Metabolic Disorders

SIX homeobox 5

The gene SIX5 encodes a transcription factor that combines with EYA1 to activate several genes required to develop eye, ear, branchial arches, and kidney. Mutations in these two genes cause a similar clinical picture. Branchiootorenal dysplasia syndrome 2 is autosomal dominant.


Clinic Method Carrier testing
Turnaround 5
Specimen type genomic DNA
Clinic Method Genomic sequencing of the entire coding region
Turnaround 25
Specimen type genomic DNA
Clinic Method Massive parallel sequencing
Turnaround 25
Specimen type genomic DNA

Related Diseases:

Branchiootorenal dysplasia 2



Hoskins BE et al. (2007) Transcription factor SIX5 is mutated in patients with branchio-oto-renal syndrome.


Boucher CA et al. (1995) A novel homeodomain-encoding gene is associated with a large CpG island interrupted by the myotonic dystrophy unstable (CTG)n repeat.

Update: Sept. 26, 2018