Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics
Center for Nephrology and Metabolic Disorders

Hemojuvelin

The HJV gene encodes an important regulator of the iron metabolism, hemojuvelin. It functions upstream of hepcidin regulating its expression. Therefore mutations cause a similar phenotype of juvenile hemochromatosis. This time autosomal recessive.

Genetests:

Clinic Method Carrier testing
Turnaround 5 days
Specimen type genomic DNA
Clinic Method Massive parallel sequencing
Turnaround 25 days
Specimen type genomic DNA
Clinic Method Genomic sequencing of the entire coding region
Turnaround 25 days
Specimen type genomic DNA
Clinic Method Multiplex Ligation-Dependent Probe Amplification
Turnaround 25 days
Specimen type genomic DNA

Related Diseases:

Hemochromatosis 2a
HFE2

References:

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Rivard SR et al. (2003) Juvenile hemochromatosis locus maps to chromosome 1q in a French Canadian population.

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Papanikolaou G et al. (2004) Mutations in HFE2 cause iron overload in chromosome 1q-linked juvenile hemochromatosis.

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Lanzara C et al. (2004) Spectrum of hemojuvelin gene mutations in 1q-linked juvenile hemochromatosis.

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Le Gac G et al. (2004) The recently identified type 2A juvenile haemochromatosis gene (HJV), a second candidate modifier of the C282Y homozygous phenotype.

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Lee PL et al. (2004) Hemojuvelin (HJV) mutations in persons of European, African-American and Asian ancestry with adult onset haemochromatosis.

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Gehrke SG et al. (2005) HJV gene mutations in European patients with juvenile hemochromatosis.

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Murugan RC et al. (2008) Early age-of-onset iron overload and homozygosity for the novel hemojuvelin mutation HJV R54X (exon 3; c.160A-->T) in an African American male of West Indies descent.

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Brakensiek K et al. (2009) Juvenile hemochromatosis due to homozygosity for the G320V mutation in the HJV gene with fatal outcome.

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Babitt JL et al. (2006) Bone morphogenetic protein signaling by hemojuvelin regulates hepcidin expression.

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Babitt JL et al. (2007) Modulation of bone morphogenetic protein signaling in vivo regulates systemic iron balance.

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Andriopoulos B et al. (2009) BMP6 is a key endogenous regulator of hepcidin expression and iron metabolism.

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Barton JC et al. () Juvenile hemochromatosis in the southeastern United States: a report of seven cases in two kinships.

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Lee PL et al. (2004) Genetic abnormalities and juvenile hemochromatosis: mutations of the HJV gene encoding hemojuvelin.

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Huang FW et al. (2004) Identification of a novel mutation (C321X) in HJV.

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Niederkofler V et al. (2005) Hemojuvelin is essential for dietary iron sensing, and its mutation leads to severe iron overload.

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Huang FW et al. (2005) A mouse model of juvenile hemochromatosis.

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Lenoir A et al. (2011) Iron-deficiency anemia from matriptase-2 inactivation is dependent on the presence of functional Bmp6.

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Orphanet article

Orphanet ID 123414 [^]
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NCBI article

NCBI 148738 [^]
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OMIM.ORG article

Omim 608374 [^]
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Wikipedia article

Wikipedia EN (Hemojuvelin) [^]
Update: April 29, 2019