Identification of two novel mutations, c.232T>C and c.2006A>T, in SLC26A4 in a Chinese family associated with enlarged vestibular aqueduct
Yu-Fen Guo, Yan-Li Wang, Bai-Cheng Xu, Xiao-Wen Liu, Yi-Ming Zhu, Fei-Fan Zhao, Yu-Bin Ji, Ying Zhou, Jian-Qiang Li, Qian Li, Da-Yong Wang, Qiu-ju Wang
It is known that enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome is closely related to the SLC26A4 mutation. Up to date, more than 200 of SLC26A4 mutations have been described, and novel mutations are being continually identified in different countries and ethnic groups. In this study, two novel variations were identified in a Chinese family associated with enlarged vestibular aqueduct. The two novel substitutions, c.232T>C and c.2006A>T, were detected in exon 3 and exon 17 of the pendrin encoding gene, respectively. The T/C transversion at 232 nucleotide caused p.Y78H mutation while the A/T transversion at 2006 nucleotide caused p.D669V mutation.