Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics
Center for Nephrology and Metabolic Disorders

Protocadherin-15

PCDH15 gene endodes an cell adhesion protein. Mutations cause various autosomal recessive disorders such as Usher syndrome 1F and autosomal recessive deafness 23. Along with the CDH23 gene it is responsible for digenic Usher syndrome 1D/F.

Genetests:

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

Related Diseases:

Usher syndrome 1F
PCDH15
Usher syndrome 1F
PCDH15
Usher syndrome 1D/F
CDH23
PCDH15

References:

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Chong JX et. al. (2012) A population-based study of autosomal-recessive disease-causing mutations in a founder population.

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Alagramam KN et. al. (2001) The mouse Ames waltzer hearing-loss mutant is caused by mutation of Pcdh15, a novel protocadherin gene.

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Ahmed ZM et. al. (2001) Mutations of the protocadherin gene PCDH15 cause Usher syndrome type 1F.

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Alagramam KN et. al. (2001) Mutations in the novel protocadherin PCDH15 cause Usher syndrome type 1F.

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Ben-Yosef T et. al. (2003) A mutation of PCDH15 among Ashkenazi Jews with the type 1 Usher syndrome.

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Ahmed ZM et. al. (2003) PCDH15 is expressed in the neurosensory epithelium of the eye and ear and mutant alleles are responsible for both USH1F and DFNB23.

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Zheng QY et. al. (2005) Digenic inheritance of deafness caused by mutations in genes encoding cadherin 23 and protocadherin 15 in mice and humans.

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Ouyang XM et. al. (2005) Characterization of Usher syndrome type I gene mutations in an Usher syndrome patient population.

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Rebibo-Sabbah A et. al. (2007) In vitro and ex vivo suppression by aminoglycosides of PCDH15 nonsense mutations underlying type 1 Usher syndrome.

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Alagramam KN et. al. (2007) Promoter, alternative splice forms, and genomic structure of protocadherin 15.

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Kazmierczak P et. al. (2007) Cadherin 23 and protocadherin 15 interact to form tip-link filaments in sensory hair cells.

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Ahmed ZM et. al. (2008) Gene structure and mutant alleles of PCDH15: nonsyndromic deafness DFNB23 and type 1 Usher syndrome.

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Doucette L et. al. (2009) Profound, prelingual nonsyndromic deafness maps to chromosome 10q21 and is caused by a novel missense mutation in the Usher syndrome type IF gene PCDH15.

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Sotomayor M et. al. (2012) Structure of a force-conveying cadherin bond essential for inner-ear mechanotransduction.

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Update: Sept. 26, 2018