Human Genetics

, Volume 104, Issue 2, pp 188–192

Non-syndromic hearing loss associated with enlarged vestibular aqueduct is caused by PDS mutations

  • S. Usami
  • Satoko Abe
  • Mike D. Weston
  • Hideichi Shinkawa
  • Guy Van Camp
  • William J. Kimberling
Original investigation

DOI: 10.1007/s004390050933

Cite this article as:
Usami, S., Abe, S., Weston, M. et al. Hum Genet (1999) 104: 188. doi:10.1007/s004390050933

Abstract

Enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA), known as the most common form of inner ear abnormality, has recently been of particular genetic interest because this anomaly is inherited in a recessive manner. The locus for non-syndromic sensorineural hearing loss with EVA has been mapped to the same chromosomal region, 7q31, as the Pendred syndrome locus. In the present study, seven mutations in the PDS gene (PDS), the gene responsible for Pendred syndrome, have been found in families of non-syndromic sensorineural hearing loss with EVA. One family is homozygous, three families are compound heterozygotes, and two families are heterozygous but with no other mutation detected. The present results provide evidence that mutations in PDS cause both syndromic and non-syndromic hearing loss.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Usami
    • 1
  • Satoko Abe
    • 1
  • Mike D. Weston
    • 2
  • Hideichi Shinkawa
    • 1
  • Guy Van Camp
    • 3
  • William J. Kimberling
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, 5 Zaifu-cho, Hirosaki 036-8562, Japan e-mail: usami@cc.hirosaki-u.ac.jp, Tel.: 81-172-39-5099, Fax: 81-172-39-5100JP
  2. 2.Department of Genetics, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, NE 68131, USAUS
  3. 3.Department of Medical Genetics, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, BelgiumBE

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