A Single Complex Agpat2 Allele In A Patient With Partial Lipodystrophy
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Genetic lipodystrophies are a group of rare syndromes associated with major metabolic complications - including severe insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and hypertriglyceridemia - which are classified according to the distribution of adipose tissue. Lipodystrophies can be present at birth or develop during life and can range from local to partial and general. With at least 18 different genes implicated so far, definite diagnosis can be challenging due to clinical and genetic heterogeneity. In an adult female patient with clinical and metabolic features of partial lipodystrophy we identified via whole genome sequencing a single complex AGPAT2 allele [V67M;V167A], functionally equivalent to heterozygosity. AGPAT2 encodes for an acyltransferase implicated in the biosynthesis of triacylglycerol and glycerophospholipids. So far homozygous and compound heterozygous mutations in AGPAT2 have only been associated with generalized lipodystrophy. A SNP risk score analysis indicated that the index patient is not predisposed to lipodystrophy based on her genetic background. The ... (Show More)
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The dataset contains data from a single patient sample with partial lipodystrophy. The data is supplied in the form of 2 files. , a BAM file containing the (raw) sequencing data and a VCF file containing the called variants. The data is limited to a region consisting of the AGPAT2 gene on chromosome 9 and 1MB on both sides.
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