WES analysis in identifying additive genetic factors that may contribute to the occurrence of moyamoya in neurofibromatosis type 1

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001003053 Other

Study Description

Moyamoya is a progressive cerebral vasculopathy, for which genetic susceptibility factors were mainly identified in Asian populations. When associated with other medical conditions, such as neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), this vasculopathy is frequently reported as Moyamoya syndrome (MMS). Intriguingly, most cases of MMS-complicated NF1 have been described in Caucasians, inverting the population ratio for moyamoya vasculopathy observed in Asians, despite NF1 prevalence being constant worldwide. This study aims to investigate whether, among Caucasians, additive genetic factors may contribute to the occurrence of MMS in NF1. WES analysis has been carried out on an Italian family with co-occurrence of NF1 and MMS, as well as other cerebral vasculopathies.

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Five subjects from pedigree with co-occurrence of neurofibromatosis type 1 and moyamoya were sequenced in duplicate (0 and1). Kinship and phenotype: NF025, NF026 and NF027 were sibling all affected by neurofibromatosis type 1. NF026 also presented moyamoya. NF0262 and NF0263 were sibling both affected by neurofibromatosis type 1. NF0262 also presented moyamoya. NF026 and NF0262 were first cousins.
Illumina HiSeq 1000 10

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