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Title: Keratitis-Ichthyosis-Deafness syndrome associated mutations impair the localization and functions of Connexin 26
Authors: Aypek, Hande
Meşe, Gülistan
Aypek, Hande
Meşe, Gülistan
Izmir Institute of Technology. Molecular Biology and Genetics
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Abstract: Connexins (Cx) form gap junctions and non-junctional hemichannels that play roles in several cellular mechanisms, including proliferation and differentiation. The importance of connexins for human physiology was shown by the association of mutations in several isoforms with various human hereditary disorders. Mutations in Cx26 cause both non-syndromic and syndromic deafness associated with skin disorders including keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness (KID) syndrome. In vitro characterization of Cx26 mutations suggested that mutations causing non-syndromic deafness and syndromic deafness show different properties, where the former ones result in loss-of-function and the latter ones cause gain-of-function mutations.
Description: 45th Annual Meeting of the European-Society-for-Dermatological-Research
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/11147/9919
ISSN: 0022-202X
1523-1747
Appears in Collections:Molecular Biology and Genetics / Moleküler Biyoloji ve Genetik
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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