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(Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis)
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  • COL4A5 and LAMA5 variants co-inherited in familial hematuria: digenic inheritance or genetic modifier effect? [Journal Article]
  • BNBMC Nephrol 2018 May 16; 19(1):114
  • Voskarides K, Papagregoriou G, … Deltas C
  • CONCLUSIONS: A modifier role of LAMA5 on the background of a hypomorphic Alport syndrome causing mutation is a possible explanation of our findings. Digenic inheritance is another scenario, following the concept that mutations at both loci more accurately explain the spectrum of symptoms, but further investigation is needed under this concept. This is the third report linking a LAMA5 variant with human renal disease and expanding the spectrum of genes involved in glomerular pathologies accompanied by familial hematurias. The cystic phenotype overlaps with that of a mouse model, which carried a Lama5 hypomorphic mutation that caused severely reduced Lama5 protein levels and produced kidney cysts.
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