Cantagrel et al. describe a family with two affected males with severe intellectual disability. Both males (an uncle and a nephew) presented with neonatal hypotonia, severe developmental delays, progressive quadriparesia, gastroesophageal reflux, autism, steryotypical hand movements, and mildly dysmorphic features. One of the affected individuals had tonic-clonic seizures as well.
A pericentric inversion (inv(X)(p22;q13)) was identified in both males and their unaffected obligate carrier mothers. One of the genes disrupted by the inversion is the KIAA2022 gene (Xq13.3) which is highly expressed in fetal brain and adult cerebral cortex. The KIAA2022 transcript was no longer expressed in the affected males; however, it was indistinguishable from the wildtype in the cells from the carrier mothers.
- OMIM #300524: KIAA2022 gene
- Cantagrel et al. (2004). J Med Genet, 41:736-742
- Confirmation of a clinical diagnosis of KIAA2022-Related X-linked Mental Retardation.
- Carrier testing in adults with a family history of KIAA2022-Related X-linked Mental Retardation.
Analytical Sensitivity: ~99%
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Preferred specimen type: Whole Blood
Type: Whole Blood
Specimen Requirements:In EDTA (purple top) or ACD (yellow top) tube:
Infants (<2 years): 2-3 ml
Children (>2 years): 3-5 ml
Older Children & Adults: 5-10 ml
Specimen Collection and Shipping: Refrigerate until time of shipment. Ship sample within 5 days of collection at room temperature with overnight delivery.
Specimen Requirements:OrageneTM Saliva Collection kit (available through EGL) used according to manufacturer instructions.
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- Deletion/duplication analysis of the KIAA2022 gene by CGH array is available for those individuals in whom sequence analysis is negative.
- Custom diagnostic mutation analysis (KM) is available to family members if mutations are identified by targeted mutation testing or sequencing analysis.
- Prenatal testing is available only for known familial mutations to individuals who are confirmed carriers of mutations. Please contact the laboratory genetic counselor to discuss appropriate testing prior to collecting a prenatal specimen.
- X-Linked Intellectual Disability panels are available for 30, 60, and 90+ genes.