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Am J Hum Genet. 2013 Aug 8;93(2):398-404. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2013.06.019. Epub 2013 Aug 1.

Recurrent gain-of-function mutation in PRKG1 causes thoracic aortic aneurysms and acute aortic dissections.

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Holmes KW, Dietz HC, Ravekes W, Lurman K, Milewicz DM, Cecchi A, Terry MA, LeMaire SA, Volguina I, Maslen CL, Song HK, Menashe V, Kushner JD, Pyeritz RE, Bavaria JE, Morales M, Basson CT, Devereux R, Weinsaft JW, McDermott D, Tolunay H, Desvigne- Nickens P, Stylianou MP, Mitchell M, Kroner BL, Brambilla D, Hendershot T, Ringer D, Cunningham M, Kindem M, Gabriel SB, Altshuler DM, Abecasis GR, Allayee H, Cresci S, Daly MJ, de Bakker PI, Depristo MA, Donnelly P, Farlow DN, Fennell T, Garimella K, Hazen SL, Hu Y, Jordan DM, Jun G, Kathiresan S, Kang HM, Kiezun A, Lettre G, Li B, Li M, Newton-Cheh CH, Padmanabhan S, Peloso G, Pulit S, Rader DJ, Reich D, Reilly MP, Rivas MA, Schwartz S, Scott L, Siscovick DS, Spertus JA, Stitziel NO, Stoletzki N, Sunyaev SR, Voight BF, Willer CJ, Rich SS, Akylbekova E, Atwood LD, Ballantyne CM, Barbalic M, Barr R, Benjamin EJ, Bis J, Boerwinkle E, Bowden DW, Brody J, Budoff M, Burke G, Buxbaum S, Carr J, Chen DT, Chen IY, Chen WM, Concannon P, Crosby J, Cupples L, D'Agostino R, DeStefano AL, Dreisbach A, Dupuis J, Durda J, Ellis J, Folsom AR, Fornage M, Fox CS, Fox E, Funari V, Ganesh SK, Gardin J, Goff D, Gordon O, Grody W, Gross M, Guo X, Hall IM, Heard-Costa NL, Heckbert SR, Heintz N, Herrington DM, Hickson D, Huang J, Hwang SJ, Jacobs DR, Jenny NS, Johnson AD, Johnson CW, Kawut S, Kronmal R, Kurz R, Lange EM, Lange LA, Larson MG, Lawson M, Lewis CE, Levy D, Li D, Lin H, Liu C, Liu J, Liu K, Liu X, Liu Y, Longstreth WT, Loria C, Lumley T, Lunetta K, Mackey AJ, Mackey R, Manichaikul A, Maxwell T, McKnight B, Meigs JB, Morrison AC, Musani SK, Mychaleckyj JC, Nettleton JA, North K, O'Donnell CJ, O'Leary D, Ong F, Palmas W, Pankow JS, Pankratz ND, Paul S, Perez M, Person SD, Polak J, Post WS, Psaty BM, Quinlan AR, Raffel LJ, Ramachandran VS, Reiner AP, Rice K, Rotter JI, Sanders JP, Schreiner P, Seshadri S, Shea S, Sidney S, Silverstein K, Siscovick DS, Smith NL, Sotoodehnia N, Srinivasan A, Taylor HA, Taylor K, Thomas F, Tracy RP, Tsai MY, Volcik KA, Wassel CL, Watson K, Wei G, White W, Wiggins KL, Wilk JB, Williams O, Wilson G, Wilson JG, Wolf P, Zakai NA, Hardy J, Meschia JF, Nalls M, Rich SS, Singleton A, Worrall B, Bamshad MJ, Barnes KC, Abdulhamid I, Accurso F, Anbar R, Beaty T, Bigham A, Black P, Bleecker E, Buckingham K, Cairns AM, Chen WM, Caplan D, Chatfield B, Chidekel A, Cho M, Christiani DC, Crapo JD, Crouch J, Daley D, Dang A, Dang H, De Paula A, DeCelie-Germana J, Dozor A, Drumm M, Dyson M, Emerson J, Emond MJ, Ferkol T, Fink R, Foster C, Froh D, Gao L, Gershan W, Gibson RL, Godwin E, Gondor M, Gutierrez H, Hansel NN, Hassoun PM, Hiatt P, Hokanson JE, Howenstine M, Hummer LK, Kanga J, Kim Y, Knowles MR, Konstan M, Lahiri T, Laird N, Lange C, Lin L, Lin X, Louie TL, Lynch D, Make B, Martin TR, Mathai SC, Mathias RA, McNamara J, McNamara S, Meyers D, Millard S, Mogayzel P, Moss R, Murray T, Nielson D, Noyes B, O'Neal W, Orenstein D, O'Sullivan B, Pace R, Pare P, Parker H, Passero MA, Perkett E, Prestridge A, Rafaels NM, Ramsey B, Regan E, Ren C, Retsch-Bogart G, Rock M, Rosen A, Rosenfeld M, Ruczinski I, Sanford A, Schaeffer D, Sell C, Sheehan D, Silverman EK, Sin D, Spencer T, Stonebraker J, Tabor HK, Varlotta L, Vergara CI, Weiss R, Wigley F, Wise RA, Wright FA, Wurfel MM, Zanni R, Zou F, Nickerson DA, Rieder MJ, Green P, Shendure J, Akey JM, Bamshad MJ, Bustamante CD, Crosslin DR, Eichler EE, Fox P, Gordon A, Gravel S, Jarvik GP, Johnsen JM, Kan M, Kenny EE, Kidd JM, Lara-Garduno F, Leal SM, Liu DJ, McGee S, Paeper B, Robertson PD, Smith JD, Turner EH, Wang G, Jackson R, North K, Peters U, Carlson CS, Anderson G, Anton-Culver H, Assimes TL, Auer PL, Beresford S, Bizon C, Black H, Brunner R, Brzyski R, Burwen D, Caan B, Carty CL, Chlebowski R, Cummings S, Curb J, Eaton CB, Ford L, Franceschini N, Fullerton SM, Gass M, Geller N, Heiss G, Howard BV, Hsu L, Hutter CM, Ioannidis J, Jiao S, Johnson KC, Kooperberg C, Kuller L, LaCroix A, Lakshminarayan K, Lane D, Lange EM, Lange LA, Lasser N, LeBlanc E, Lewis CE, Li KP, Limacher M, Lin DY, Logsdon BA, Ludlam S, Manson JE, Margolis K, Martin L, McGowan J, Monda KL, Morley Kotchen J, Nathan L, Ockene J, O'Sullivan MJ, Phillips LS, Prentice RL, Reiner AP, Hutchinson F, Robbins J, Robinson JG, Rossouw JE, Sangi-Haghpeykar H, Sarto GE, Shumaker S, Simon MS, Stefanick ML, Stein E, Tang H, Taylor KC, Thomson CA, Thornton TA, Van Horn L, Vitolins M, Wactawski-Wende J, Wallace R, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Zeng D, Applebaum-Bowden D, Feolo M, Gan W, Paltoo DN, Rossouw JE, Sholinsky P, Sturcke A, Wood J, Sullivan J, Brydie A, Miller R, Fraser J, Joy G, Fort S, Kent B, Parkash S, MacKay S, Hathaway J.

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Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

Abstract

Gene mutations that lead to decreased contraction of vascular smooth-muscle cells (SMCs) can cause inherited thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections. Exome sequencing of distant relatives affected by thoracic aortic disease and subsequent Sanger sequencing of additional probands with familial thoracic aortic disease identified the same rare variant, PRKG1 c.530G>A (p.Arg177Gln), in four families. This mutation segregated with aortic disease in these families with a combined two-point LOD score of 7.88. The majority of affected individuals presented with acute aortic dissections (63%) at relatively young ages (mean 31 years, range 17-51 years). PRKG1 encodes type I cGMP-dependent protein kinase (PKG-1), which is activated upon binding of cGMP and controls SMC relaxation. Although the p.Arg177Gln alteration disrupts binding to the high-affinity cGMP binding site within the regulatory domain, the altered PKG-1 is constitutively active even in the absence of cGMP. The increased PKG-1 activity leads to decreased phosphorylation of the myosin regulatory light chain in fibroblasts and is predicted to cause decreased contraction of vascular SMCs. Thus, identification of a gain-of-function mutation in PRKG1 as a cause of thoracic aortic disease provides further evidence that proper SMC contractile function is critical for maintaining the integrity of the thoracic aorta throughout a lifetime.

PMID:
23910461
PMCID:
PMC3738837
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajhg.2013.06.019
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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