Amelogenesis Imperfecta via the WDR72 Gene

Summary and Pricing

Test Method

Exome Sequencing with CNV Detection
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8041 WDR72 81479 81479,81479 $890 Order Options and Pricing
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8041WDR7281479 81479(x2) $890 Order Options and Pricing

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Our favored testing approach is exome based NextGen sequencing with CNV analysis. This will allow cost effective reflexing to PGxome or other exome based tests. However, if full gene Sanger sequencing is desired for STAT turnaround time, insurance, or other reasons, please see link below for Test Code, pricing, and turnaround time information. If the Sanger option is selected, CNV detection may be ordered through Test #600.

An additional 25% charge will be applied to STAT orders. STAT orders are prioritized throughout the testing process.

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Turnaround Time

18 days on average for standard orders or 13 days on average for STAT orders.

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Genetic Counselors

Geneticist

  • Stela Berisha, PhD, FACMG

Clinical Features and Genetics

Clinical Features

Amelogenesis imperfect (AI) is a heterogeneous condition of enamel defects affecting both primary and permanent dentitions. Affected teeth are usually small, discolored, pitted or grooved, and prone to rapid wear and breakage. Based on clinical and radiographic features of the enamel defects as well as on the mode of inheritance pattern, AI has been divided into 14 different subtypes, which can be grouped into four major forms: hypoplastic, hypomaturation, hypocalcified, and hypomaturation-hypoplastic with taurodontism (Witkop et al. 1988). Hypoplastic AI shows reduced enamel volume with pits or grooves, but enamel is usually hard and translucent. Hypomaturation and hypocalcified AI have hypomineralized enamel with nearly normal matrix volume. Hypocalcified AI may present soft enamel which can be easily scraped away by attrition. Hypomaturation enamel is hard, but brittle and prone to breaking off. Hypomaturation-hypoplastic with taurodontism shows reduced, hypomineralized enamel with pits; in addition, molars or other teeth may present enlarged pulp chambers (Witkop et al. 1988; Crawford et al. 2007).

AI and AI-related syndrome are currently known to be caused by mutations in the following genes: AMELX (Aldred et al. 1992), DLX3 (Price et al. 1998), ENAM (Mardh et al. 2002), KLK4 (Hard et al. 2004), MMP20 (Kim et al. 2005), FAM83H (Lee et al. 2008; Kim et al. 2008), WDR72 (El-Sayed et al. 2009), FAM20A (O'Sullivan et al. 2011), C4orf26 (Parry et al. 2012), ROGDI (Schossig et al. 2012), SLC24A4 (Parry et al. 2013), ITGB6 (Poulter et al. 2013; Wang et al. 2013), LAMB3 (Kim et al. 2013), CNNM4 (Parry et al. 2009) and NHS (Burdon et al. 2003).

Enamel defects can also occur as syndrome disorders. For example, Kohlschütter–Tönz syndrome features enamel defects, psychomotor delay or regression and seizures caused by ROGDI mutations (Tucci et al. 2013); Nance-Horan syndrome (NHS) is characterized by congenital cataracts, dental anomalies, dysmorphic features and mental retardation caused by mutations in the NHS gene (Burdon et al. 2003); Jalili Syndrome features autosomal-Recessive Cone-Rod dystrophy and amelogenesis Imperfecta caused by mutations in the CNNM4 gene (Parry et al. 2009); and mutations in the FAM20A gene cause amelogenesis imperfect and gingival hyperplasia syndrome as well as amelogenesis imperfect and renal syndrome (O’Sullivan et al. 2011; Wang et al. 2013).

Genetics

Mutations in the WDR72 gene cause autosomal recessive hypomaturation AI. The WDR72 protein coded by the WDR72 gene contains N-terminal WD40 domains, which serves as docking sites for protein-protein interactions. It is speculated that the WDR72 protein plays a role in calcium-dependent vesicle turnover during enamel formation at maturation stage (El-Sayed et al. 2009). To date, only six unique causative truncating mutations have been documented: 4 nonsense and 2 frameshift mutations resulted from small deletions (El-Sayed et al. 2009; Lee et al. 2010; Kuechler et al. 2012; Human Gene Mutation Database). No large deletions or complex rearrangements have been reported.

Clinical Sensitivity - Sequencing with CNV PGxome

WDR72 mutations were identified in one out of 39 clinical diagnosed AI families, and among the 39 AI families, six of them were inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern (Chan et al. 2011). WDR72 mutations were reported to account for ~4% of pathogenic mutations identified among six genes (AMELX, ENAM, MMP20, KLK4, FAM83H, and WDR72) (Wright et al. 2011).

Thus far, no large deletions or complex rearrangements involving WDR72 have been reported (Human Gene Mutation Database).

Testing Strategy

This test provides full coverage of all coding exons of the WDR72 gene plus 10 bases of flanking noncoding DNA in all available transcripts along with other non-coding regions in which pathogenic variants have been identified at PreventionGenetics or reported elsewhere. We define full coverage as >20X NGS reads or Sanger sequencing. PGnome panels typically provide slightly increased coverage over the PGxome equivalent. PGnome sequencing panels have the added benefit of additional analysis and reporting of deep intronic regions (where applicable).

Dependent on the sequencing backbone selected for this testing, discounted reflex testing to any other similar backbone-based test is available (i.e., PGxome panel to whole PGxome; PGnome panel to whole PGnome).

Indications for Test

Candidates for this test are patients with symptoms consistent with autosomal recessive hypomaturation AI and the family members of patients who have known WDR72 mutations. This test may also be considered for the reproductive partners of individuals who carry pathogenic variants in WDR72.

Gene

Official Gene Symbol OMIM ID
WDR72 613214
Inheritance Abbreviation
Autosomal Dominant AD
Autosomal Recessive AR
X-Linked XL
Mitochondrial MT

Disease

Name Inheritance OMIM ID
Amelogenesis Imperfecta, Hypomaturation Type, IIa3 AR 613211

Related Tests

Name
Amelogenesis Imperfecta Panel
Amelogenesis Imperfecta via the AMELX Gene
Amelogenesis Imperfecta via the DLX3 Gene
Amelogenesis Imperfecta via the ENAM Gene
Amelogenesis Imperfecta via the FAM83H Gene
Amelogenesis Imperfecta via the KLK4 Gene
Amelogenesis Imperfecta via the MMP20 Gene
Amelogenesis Imperfecta via the ODAPH (C4orf26) Gene

Citations

  • Aldred MJ, Crawford PJ, Roberts E, Thomas NS. 1992. Identification of a nonsense mutation in the amelogenin gene (AMELX) in a family with X-linked amelogenesis imperfecta (AIH1). Hum. Genet. 90: 413–416. PubMed ID: 1483698
  • Burdon KP, McKay JD, Sale MM, Russell-Eggitt IM, Mackey DA, Wirth MG, Elder JE, Nicoll A, Clarke MP, FitzGerald LM, Stankovich JM, Shaw MA, et al. 2003. Mutations in a Novel Gene, NHS, Cause the Pleiotropic Effects of Nance-Horan Syndrome, Including Severe Congenital Cataract, Dental Anomalies, and Mental Retardation. Am J Hum Genet 73: 1120–1130. PubMed ID: 14564667
  • Chan H-C, Estrella NMRP, Milkovich RN, Kim J-W, Simmer JP, Hu JC-C. 2011. Target gene analyses of 39 amelogenesis imperfecta kindreds: AI mutations. European Journal of Oral Sciences 119: 311–323. PubMed ID: 22243262
  • Crawford PJ, Aldred M, Bloch-Zupan A. 2007. Amelogenesis imperfecta. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases 2: 17. PubMed ID: 17408482
  • El-Sayed W, Parry DA, Shore RC, Ahmed M, Jafri H, Rashid Y, Al-Bahlani S, Harasi S Al, Kirkham J, Inglehearn CF, Mighell AJ. 2009. Mutations in the Beta Propeller WDR72 Cause Autosomal-Recessive Hypomaturation Amelogenesis Imperfecta. The American Journal of Human Genetics 85: 699–705. PubMed ID: 19853237
  • Hart PS. 2004. Mutation in kallikrein 4 causes autosomal recessive hypomaturation amelogenesis imperfecta. Journal of Medical Genetics 41: 545–549. PubMed ID: 15235027
  • Human Gene Mutation Database (Bio-base).
  • Kim J, Simmer J, Hart T, Hart P, Ramaswami M, Bartlett J, Hu J. 2005. MMP-20 mutation in autosomal recessive pigmented hypomaturation amelogenesis imperfecta. J Med Genet 42: 271–275. PubMed ID: 15744043
  • Kim J-W, Lee S-K, Lee ZH, Park J-C, Lee K-E, Lee M-H, Park J-T, Seo B-M, Hu JC-C, Simmer JP. 2008. FAM83H Mutations in Families with Autosomal-Dominant Hypocalcified Amelogenesis Imperfecta. The American Journal of Human Genetics 82: 489–494. PubMed ID: 18252228
  • Kim JW, Seymen F, Lee KE, Ko J, Yildirim M, Tuna EB, Gencay K, Shin TJ, Kyun HK, Simmer JP, Hu JC-C. 2013. LAMB3 mutations causing autosomal-dominant amelogenesis imperfecta. J. Dent. Res. 92: 899–904. PubMed ID: 23958762
  • Kuechler A, Hentschel J, Kurth I, Stephan B, Prott E-C, Schweiger B, Schuster A, Wieczorek D, Ludecke H-J. 2012. A Novel Homozygous WDR72 Mutation in Two Siblings with Amelogenesis Imperfecta and Mild Short Stature. Mol Syndromol 3: 223–229. PubMed ID: 23293580
  • Lee S-K, Hu JC-C, Bartlett JD, Lee K-E, Lin BP-J, Simmer JP, Kim J-W. 2008. Mutational Spectrum of FAM83H: The C-Terminal Portion is Required for Tooth Enamel Calcification. Hum Mutat 29: E95–E99. PubMed ID: 18484629
  • Lee S-K, Seymen F, Lee K-E, Kang H-Y, Yildirim M, Bahar Tuna E, Gencay K, Hwang Y-H, Nam KH, La Garza RJ De, Hu JC-C, Simmer JP, et al. 2010. Novel WDR72 Mutation and Cytoplasmic Localization. J Dent Res 89: 1378–1382. PubMed ID: 20938048
  • Mårdh CK, Bäckman B, Holmgren G, Hu JC-C, Simmer JP, Forsman-Semb K. 2002. A nonsense mutation in the enamelin gene causes local hypoplastic autosomal dominant amelogenesis imperfecta (AIH2). Hum. Mol. Genet. 11: 1069–1074. PubMed ID: 11978766
  • O’Sullivan J, Bitu CC, Daly SB, Urquhart JE, Barron MJ, Bhaskar SS, Martelli-Junior H, Santos Neto PE dos, Mansilla MA, Murray JC, Coletta RD, Black GCM, et al. 2011. Whole-Exome Sequencing Identifies FAM20A Mutations as a Cause of Amelogenesis Imperfecta and Gingival Hyperplasia Syndrome. Am J Hum Genet 88: 616–620. PubMed ID: 21549343
  • Parry DA, Brookes SJ, Logan CV, Poulter JA, El-Sayed W, Al-Bahlani S, Harasi S Al, Sayed J, Raïf EM, Shore RC, Dashash M, Barron M, et al. 2012. Mutations in C4orf26, Encoding a Peptide with In Vitro Hydroxyapatite Crystal Nucleation and Growth Activity, Cause Amelogenesis Imperfecta. The American Journal of Human Genetics 91: 565–571. PubMed ID: 22901946
  • Parry DA, Mighell AJ, El-Sayed W, Shore RC, Jalili IK, Dollfus H, Bloch-Zupan A, Carlos R, Carr IM, Downey LM, Blain KM, Mansfield DC, et al. 2009. Mutations in CNNM4 Cause Jalili Syndrome, Consisting of Autosomal-Recessive Cone-Rod Dystrophy and Amelogenesis Imperfecta. Am J Hum Genet 84: 266–273. PubMed ID: 19200525
  • Parry DA, Poulter JA, Logan CV, Brookes SJ, Jafri H, Ferguson CH, Anwari BM, Rashid Y, Zhao H, Johnson CA, Inglehearn CF, Mighell AJ. 2013. Identification of Mutations in SLC24A4, Encoding a Potassium-Dependent Sodium/Calcium Exchanger, as a Cause of Amelogenesis Imperfecta. The American Journal of Human Genetics 92: 307–312. PubMed ID: 23375655
  • Poulter JA, Brookes SJ, Shore RC, Smith CEL, Farraj L Abi, Kirkham J, Inglehearn CF, Mighell AJ. 2013. A missense mutation in ITGB6 causes pitted hypomineralized amelogenesis imperfecta. Human Molecular Genetics. PubMed ID: 24319098
  • Price JA, Wright JT, Kula K, Bowden DW, Hart TC. 1998. A common DLX3 gene mutation is responsible for tricho-dento-osseous syndrome in Virginia and North Carolina families. J Med Genet 35: 825–828. PubMed ID: 9783705
  • Schossig A, Wolf NI, Fischer C, Fischer M, Stocker G, Pabinger S, Dander A, Steiner B, Tonz O, Kotzot D, Haberlandt E, Amberger A, et al. 2012. Mutations in ROGDI Cause Kohlschütter-Tönz Syndrome. Am J Hum Genet 90: 701–707. PubMed ID: 22424600
  • Tucci A, Kara E, Schossig A, Wolf NI, Plagnol V, Fawcett K, Paisán-Ruiz C, Moore M, Hernandez D, Musumeci S. 2013. Kohlschütter–Tönz Syndrome: Mutations in ROGDI and Evidence of Genetic Heterogeneity. Human mutation 34: 296–300. PubMed ID: 23086778
  • Wang S-K, Choi M, Richardson AS, Reid BM, Lin BP, Wang SJ, Kim J-W, Simmer JP, Hu JC-C. 2013. ITGB6 loss-of-function mutations cause autosomal recessive amelogenesis imperfecta. Hum. Mol. Genet. ddt611. PubMed ID: 24305999
  • Witkop CJ. 1988. Amelogenesis imperfecta, dentinogenesis imperfecta and dentin dysplasia revisited: problems in classification. Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine 17: 547–553. PubMed ID: 3150442
  • Wright JT, Torain M, Long K, Seow K, Crawford P, Aldred MJ, Hart PS, Hart TC. 2011. Amelogenesis Imperfecta: Genotype-Phenotype Studies in 71 Families. Cells Tissues Organs 194: 279–283. PubMed ID: 21597265

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