G2Cdb::Allele report

Mutation type

Altered genes (1)

Gene Symbol Species Description
G00001806 PLP1 Homo sapiens proteolipid protein 1

Diseases (1)

Disease Description Nervous effect
D00000155 Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease Y

Literature (1)

Pubmed - human_disease

  • A de novo splice donor site mutation causes in-frame deletion of 14 amino acids in the proteolipid protein in Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease.

    Aoyagi Y, Kobayashi H, Tanaka K, Ozawa T, Nitta H and Tsuji S

    Department of Neurology, Brain Research Institute, Niigata University, Japan.

    Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD) is a leukodystrophy associated with mutations in the proteolipid protein (PLP) gene. Jimpy is a mouse model of human PMD, and a splice site mutation in Jimpy causes the deletion of exon 5 from the PLP mRNA, producing a truncated form of PLP. We describe a de novo point mutation at the 5' splice donor site of exon 5 in a 17-year-old male with PMD, which results in the skipping of 42 base pairs of exon 5. The mutation removes only 14 amino acids in-frame of PLP. This is a novel splice donor site mutation in the human PLP gene. Moreover, the results indicate that the 14-amino acid deletion in the PLP is responsible for oligodendrocyte cell death and the development of PMD.

    Annals of neurology 1999;46;1;112-5

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