Archives of Dermatological Research

, Volume 301, Issue 5, pp 387–389

A novel KIT missense mutation in one Chinese family with piebaldism

  • Xian-Yong Yin
  • Yun-Qing Ren
  • Sen Yang
  • Sheng-Xin Xu
  • Fu-Sheng Zhou
  • Wen-Hui Du
  • Da Lin
  • Pei-Guang Wang
  • Shu-Mei Zhang
  • Xue-Jun Zhang
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DOI: 10.1007/s00403-009-0955-5

Cite this article as:
Yin, XY., Ren, YQ., Yang, S. et al. Arch Dermatol Res (2009) 301: 387. doi:10.1007/s00403-009-0955-5

Abstract

Piebaldism is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by congenital leukoderma, mostly affecting forehead, abdomen and knee. Previous studies have revealed that piebaldism is caused by mutations of the KIT gene, which encodes the cell surface transmembrane tyrosine kinase receptor for KIT ligand. We reported here a Chinese Han family with piebaldism, and performed mutation detection of KIT gene by direct sequencing. A novel missense mutation C58G was identified in the patients, but not in the healthy individuals from the family and 100 unrelated controls. This study contributes to the database on KIT in piebaldism and enriches the knowledge about the genotype/phenotype correlation.

Keywords

PiebaldismKIT geneMutation analysis

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© Springer-Verlag 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Xian-Yong Yin
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Yun-Qing Ren
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Sen Yang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Sheng-Xin Xu
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Fu-Sheng Zhou
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Wen-Hui Du
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Da Lin
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Pei-Guang Wang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Shu-Mei Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Xue-Jun Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of DermatologyAnhui Medical UniversityHefeiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of Dermatology, No. 1 HospitalAnhui Medical UniversityHefeiChina
  3. 3.Key Lab of Gene Resources Utilization for Severe Genetic DiseasesMinistry of EducationHefeiChina