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Eur J Hum Genet. 2004 Dec;12(12):1069-72.

A novel PTPN11 gene mutation bridges Noonan syndrome, multiple lentigines/LEOPARD syndrome and Noonan-like/multiple giant cell lesion syndrome.

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CSS Hospital, IRCCS, San Giovanni Rotondo and CSS-Mendel Institute, Rome, Italy.


Noonan (NS) and multiple lentigines/LEOPARD syndromes (LS) have proved to be associated with distinct PTPN11 mutations. Noonan-like/multiple giant cell lesion syndrome (NLS) is a rare disease, characterised by short stature, facial dysmorphisms, congenital heart defect (CHD) and central giant cell lesions. PTPN11 gene mutations have been reported in a single NLS family and two sporadic patients. Here we report a patient with a complex phenotype progressing throughout the years from NS at birth towards LS and NLS. PTPN11 gene analysis disclosed a novel missense mutation (Ala461Thr) in exon 12, affecting the consensus sequence of the SHP2-active site. This observation joins together NS and LS to NLS into a unique genetic defect, broadening the clinical and molecular spectrum of PTPN11-related disorders.

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