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J Hum Genet. 2006;51(5):498-502. Epub 2006 Apr 1.

A novel missense mutation of the EDA gene in a Mongolian family with congenital hypodontia.

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Institute for Nutritional Sciences, Shanghai Institute of Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 294 Taiyuan Road, 200031, Shanghai, China.


X-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED) is a rare disease characterized by the hypoplasia or absence of eccrine glands, dry skin, scant hair, and dental abnormalities. Here, we report a Mongolian family with congenital absence of teeth inherited in an X-linked fashion. The affected members of the family did not show other HED characteristics, except hypodontia. We successfully mapped the affected locus to chromosome Xq12-q13.1, and then found a novel missense mutation, c.193C>G, in the ectodysplasin A (EDA) gene in all affected males and carrier females. The mutation causes arginine to be replaced by glycine in codon 65 (R65G) in the juxtamembrane region of EDA. In addition, 33% (3/9) of female carriers have a skewed X-chromosome inactivation pattern. Our result strongly suggests that the c.193C>G mutation is the disease-causing mutation in this family.

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