Novel ATP6V1B1 and ATP6V0A4 mutations in autosomal recessive distal renal tubular acidosis with new evidence for hearing loss


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Stover E., Borthwick K., Bavalia C., Eady N., Fritz D., Rungroj N., ...More

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL GENETICS, vol.39, no.11, pp.796-803, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1136/jmg.39.11.796
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MEDICAL GENETICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.796-803

Abstract

Autosomal recessive distal renal tubular acidosis (rdRTA) is characterised by severe hyperchloraemic metabolic acidosis in childhood, hypokolaemia, decreased urinary calcium solubility, and impaired bone physiology and growth. Two types of rdRTA have been differentiated by the presence or absence of sensorineural hearing loss, but appear otherwise clinically similar. Recently, we identified mutations in genes encoding two different subunits of the renal alpha-intercalated cell's apical H+-ATPase that cause rdRTA. Defects in the B I subunit gene ATP6V1B1, and the a4 subunit gene ATP6V0A4, cause rdRTA with deafness and with preserved hearing, respectively.