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Autosomal dominant diffuse non-epidermolytic palmoplantar keratoderma due to a recurrent mutation in aquaporin-5

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A Abdul-Wahab, T Takeichi, L Liu, D Lomas, B Hughes, M Akiyama, J A McGrath, J E Mellerio

Original languageEnglish
JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
Early online date12 Nov 2015
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Nov 2015

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Autosomal dominant diffuse non-epidermolytic palmoplantar keratoderma (NEPPK) is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous disorder, one form of which is associated with a whitish spongy appearance upon immersion in water (MIM 600231). Using linkage data in combination with whole-exome sequencing in families with NEPPK, heterozygosity for 5 different missense mutations in AQP5 (encoding aquaporin-5) was identified recently in affected members of 7 Swedish families, 3 British families, and a Scottish family.(1,2) All the mutations segregated with disease in the respective families and were not found in the dbSNP or 1000 Genomes Project databases. A further gain-of-function mutation in AQP5 was subsequently reported in a large NEPPK pedigree of Chinese Han descent.(3) This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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