Mutations in FRMD7, a newly identified member of the FERM family, cause X-linked idiopathic congenital nystagmus

Tarpey, Patrick and Thomas, Shery and Sarvananthan, Nagini and Mallya, Uma and Lisgo, Steven and Talbot, Chris J. and Roberts, Eryl O. and Awan, Musarat and Surendran, Mylvaganam and McLean, Rebecca J. and Reinecke, Robert D. and Langmann, Andrea and Lindner, Susanne and Koch, Martina and Jain, Sunila and Woodruff, Geoffrey and Gale, Richard P. and Bastawrous, Andrew and Degg, Chris and Droutsas, Konstantinos and Asproudis, Ioannis and Zubcov, Alina A. and Pieh, Christina and Veal, Colin D. and Machado, Rajiv D. and Backhouse, Oliver C. and Baumber, Laura and Constantinescu, Cris S. and Brodsky, Michael C. and Hunter, David G. and Hertle, Richard W. and Read, Randy J. and Edkins, Sarah and O'Meara, Sarah and Parker, Adrian and Stevens, Claire and Teague, Jon and Wooster, Richard and Futreal, P. Andrew and Trembath, Richard C. and Stratton, Michael R. and Raymond, F. Lucy and Gottlob, Irene (2006) Mutations in FRMD7, a newly identified member of the FERM family, cause X-linked idiopathic congenital nystagmus. Nature Genetics, 38 (11). pp. 1242-4. ISSN 1061-4036

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Idiopathic congenital nystagmus is characterized by involuntary, periodic, predominantly horizontal oscillations of both eyes. We identified 22 mutations in FRMD7 in 26 families with X-linked idiopathic congenital nystagmus. Screening of 42 singleton cases of idiopathic congenital nystagmus (28 male, 14 females) yielded three mutations (7%). We found restricted expression of FRMD7 in human embryonic brain and developing neural retina, suggesting a specific role in the control of eye movement and gaze stability.

Keywords:FRMD7, Idiopathic congenital nystagmus, Gene identification
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C431 Medical Genetics
Divisions:College of Science > School of Life Sciences
ID Code:6319
Deposited On:01 Oct 2012 16:35

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