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Chromosome 17q12 duplications: Further delineation of the range of psychiatric and clinical phenotypes

Kamath, Arveen, Linden, Stefanie C. ORCID:, Evans, Ffion M., Hall, Jeremy ORCID:, Jose, Sian F., Spillane, Sally A., Hardie, Alan D. R., Morgan, Sian M. and Pilz, Daniela T. 2018. Chromosome 17q12 duplications: Further delineation of the range of psychiatric and clinical phenotypes. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics 177 (5) , pp. 520-528. 10.1002/ajmg.b.32643

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Copy number variants at chromosome 17q12 have been associated with a spectrum of phenotypes. Deletions of 17q12 are well described and associated with maturity onset diabetes of the young type 5 (MODY5) and cystic renal disease (HNF1β) as well as cognitive impairment and seizures. Duplication of 17q12 is emerging as a new genetic syndrome, associated with learning disability, seizures, and behavioral problems. The duplication is often inherited from an apparently unaffected parent. Here, we describe a three‐generation family with multiple individuals carrying a17q12 microduplication with varying clinical features, consistent with variable penetrance. The proband who inherited a 1.8 Mb interstitial 17q12 duplication from his mother presented with developmental delay, behavioral problems, and mild dysmorphism. One of his sisters, his maternal uncle, and his maternal grandmother also carry the 17q12 microduplication. Clinical features of the carriers include renal problems, diabetes mellitus, learning difficulties, epilepsy and mental illness. Cognitive abilities range from normal function to moderate impairment (full‐scale IQ range: 52‐99). In light of recent reports of association of this locus with schizophrenia, we performed a detailed psychiatric assessment and confirmed that one family member has symptoms consistent with a diagnosis of schizophrenia and another has a prodromal syndrome with attenuated positive symptoms of psychosis. This report extends the clinical phenotype associated with the 17q12 microduplication and highlights the phenotypic variability.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI)
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Publisher: Wiley: 12 months
ISSN: 1552-4841
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 21 September 2018
Date of Acceptance: 23 April 2018
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2023 07:27

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