Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Int J Dermatol. 2012 Sep;51(9):1074-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2012.05514.x.

The ATP2A2 gene in patients with Darier's disease: one novel splicing mutation.

Author information

  • 1Department of Dermatology, the First People's Hospital of Chongqing City, Chongqing, China.



Darier's disease (DD) is a rare, inherited skin disorder characterized by warty papules and plaques over the seborrheic area, such as central trunk, flexures, scalp, and forehead. Mutations in ATP2A2 gene encoding the enzyme sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+) ATPase type 2 are responsible for the disease. Here we report two Chinese families affected by DD with two ATP2A2 mutations.


DNA was extracted from the peripheral blood samples and then subjected to polymerase chain reaction amplification and direct automated DNA sequencing.


A heterozygous G to T transition in the first nucleotide of intron 7 (c.630 + 1G>T) and G to A transversion at nucleotide 2898 in exon 20 of the ATP2A2 gene were identified in two pedigrees, respectively. The former mutation in the splice site is a novel mutation and is thought to lead to aberrant splicing and premature protein truncation. The latter has already been described, which leads to premature termination codons (PTC) (W966X).


The results will contribute to the expanding database of ATP2A2‚ÄÉmutations in patients with DD and be useful for inherited counseling and prenatal examination for affected families.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Wiley
    Loading ...
    Support Center