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Cabezas X-Linked Mental Retardation Syndrome via the CUL4B Gene

Summary and Pricing

Test Method

Sequencing and CNV Detection via NextGen Sequencing using PG-Select Capture Probes
Test Code Test Copy GenesTest CPT Code Gene CPT Codes Copy CPT Codes Base Price
15155 CUL4B 81479 81479,81479 $640 Order Options and Pricing
Test Code Test Copy Genes Test CPT Code Gene CPT Codes Copy CPT Code Base Price
15155CUL4B81479 81479,81479 $640 Order Options and Pricing

Pricing Comments

This test is also offered via our exome backbone with CNV detection (click here). The exome-based test may be higher priced, but permits reflex to the entire exome or to any other set of clinically relevant genes.

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

Turnaround Time

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

Please note: Once the testing process begins, an Estimated Report Date (ERD) range will be displayed in the portal. This is the most accurate prediction of when your report will be complete and may differ from the average TAT published on our website. About 85% of our tests will be reported within or before the ERD range. We will notify you of significant delays or holds which will impact the ERD. Learn more about turnaround times here.

Targeted Testing

For ordering sequencing of targeted known variants, go to our Targeted Variants page.

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Genetic Counselors

Geneticist

  • Li Fan, MD, PhD, FCCMG, FACMG

Clinical Features and Genetics

Clinical Features

Variants in the CUL4B gene cause a form of X-linked mental retardation (XLMR) with short stature, small testes, muscle wasting, and tremor (OMIM 300354) (Cabezas et al. J Med Genet 37:663-668, 2000). Other clinical features include prominent lower lip, kyphosis, joint hyperextensibility, abnormal gait, decreased fine motor coordination, relative macrocephaly, central obesity, unprovoked aggressive outbursts, and small, high-arched feet with wide sandal-gap toes (Tarpey et al. Am J Hum Genet 80:345-352, 2007). Speech delay may also be evident beginning in childhood, and adults may have absent or very limited speech.

Genetics

Cabezas syndrome is inherited in an X-linked recessive manner. The CUL4B gene encodes cullin 4B, a scaffold protein which forms a complex that functions as an E3 ubiquitin ligase. Affected males have the common feature of mental retardation in addition to variable presentation of the features listed above. In obligate carrier females, Zou et al. (Am J Hum Genet 80:561-566, 2007) found a strong selection against cells expressing the mutant allele, resulting in an extremely skewed X-inactivation pattern. Consistent with this observation, obligate carriers have been found to be essentially normal (Tarpey et al. Am J Hum Genet 80:345-352, 2007).

Clinical Sensitivity - Sequencing with CNV PG-Select

A systematic variant screening strategy found CUL4B variants in eight of 250 families with X-linked MR in which chromosomal and FMR1 abnormalities had been ruled-out (Tarpey et al. Am J Hum Genet 80:345-352, 2007). These authors suggest CUL4B variants may account for 3% of all XLMR, thus making it the second most frequent cause of this heterogeneous and common disorder.

Testing Strategy

This test is performed using Next-Generation sequencing with additional Sanger sequencing as necessary.

This test provides full coverage of all coding exons of the CUL4B gene, plus ~10 bases of flanking noncoding DNA. We define full coverage as >20X NGS reads or Sanger sequencing.

Indications for Test

Males with MR and speech delay, who have family histories consistent with X-linked recessive inheritance. Adult males with MR and absent or very limited speech.

Gene

Official Gene Symbol OMIM ID
CUL4B 300304
Inheritance Abbreviation
Autosomal Dominant AD
Autosomal Recessive AR
X-Linked XL
Mitochondrial MT

Citations

  • Cabezas, D. A., et.al. (2000). "A new X linked mental retardation (XLMR) syndrome with short stature, small testes, muscle wasting, and tremor localises to Xq24-q25." J Med Genet 37(9): 663-8. PubMed ID: 10978355
  • Tarpey, P. S., et.al. (2007). "Mutations in CUL4B, which encodes a ubiquitin E3 ligase subunit, cause an X-linked mental retardation syndrome associated with aggressive outbursts, seizures, relative macrocephaly, central obesity, hypogonadism, pes cavus, and tremor." Am J Hum Genet 80(2): 345-52. PubMed ID: 17236139
  • Tarpey, P. S., et.al. (2007). "Mutations in CUL4B, which encodes a ubiquitin E3 ligase subunit, cause an X-linked mental retardation syndrome associated with aggressive outbursts, seizures, relative macrocephaly, central obesity, hypogonadism, pes cavus, and tremor." Am J Hum Genet 80(2): 345-52. PubMed ID: 17236139
  • Tarpey, P. S., et.al. (2007). "Mutations in CUL4B, which encodes a ubiquitin E3 ligase subunit, cause an X-linked mental retardation syndrome associated with aggressive outbursts, seizures, relative macrocephaly, central obesity, hypogonadism, pes cavus, and tremor." Am J Hum Genet 80(2): 345-52. PubMed ID: 17236139
  • Zou, Y., et.al. (2007). "Mutation in CUL4B, which encodes a member of cullin-RING ubiquitin ligase complex, causes X-linked mental retardation." Am J Hum Genet 80(3): 561-6. PubMed ID: 17273978

Ordering/Specimens

Ordering Options

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myPrevent - Online Ordering

  • The test can be added to your online orders in the Summary and Pricing section.
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  • Billing information along with specimen and shipping instructions are within the requisition form.
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Specimen Types

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