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Identification and functional characterisation of a rare MTTP variant underlying familial non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

We identified a rare causal variant in MTTP, c.1691T>C p.I564T (rs745447480) encoding microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP) causing progressive non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma unrelated to metabolic syndrome, without manifestations of abetalipoproteinemia, in a four generation family with South Asian ancestry. Variant-expressing hepatocyte-like-cells (HLCs) derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells generated from homozygous donor skin fibroblasts had lower lipoprotein ApoB secretion, compared to wild type cells. Cytoplasmic triglyceride accumulation in HLCs triggered endoplasmic reticulum stress, secretion of pro-inflammatory mediators, production of reactive oxygen species, delineating the progression of disease associated with homozygosity for MTTP p.I564T

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EGAD00001007649 Illumina HiSeq 2000 3
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Identification and characterisation of a rare <i>MTTP</i> variant underlying hereditary non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
JHEP Rep 5: 2023 100764