Novel LMNA mutations in Greek and Myanmar Patients with Progeroid Features and Cardiac Manifestations
Segmental progeroid syndromes are groups of genetic disorders with multiple features resembling accelerated aging. The International Registry of Werner Syndrome (Seattle, WA) recruits pedigrees of progeroid syndromes from all over the world. We identified two novel LMNA mutations, p.Asp300Gly in a patient from Myanmar, and p.Asn466Lys, in a patient from Greece. Both were referred to our Registry for the genetic diagnosis because of the accelerated aged-appearance and cardiac complications. LMNA mutations are the second most common genetic cause of progeroid syndromes after WRN mutations in our Registry. As the next generation sequencing becomes readily available, we expect to identify more cases of rare genetic diseases in the developing countries.
Keywords: Lamin A/C, atypical Werner syndrome, progeroid syndrome, medical genetics, human