Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Retinal Dehydrogenase 12 (RDH12) Mutations in Leber Congenital Amaurosis

By Isabelle Perrault, Sylvain Hanein, Sylvie Gerber, Fabienne Barbet, Dominique Ducroq, Helene Dollfus, Christian Hamel, Jean-Louis Dufier, Arnold Munnich, Josseline Kaplan and Jean-Michel Rozet


Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), the most early-onset and severe form of all inherited retinal dystrophies, is responsible for congenital blindness. Ten LCA genes have been mapped, and seven of these have been identified. Because some of these genes are involved in the visual cycle, we regarded the retinal pigment epithelium and photoreceptor-specific retinal dehydrogenase (RDH) genes as candidate genes in LCA. Studying a series of 110 unrelated patients with LCA, we found mutations in the photoreceptor-specific RDH12 gene in a significant subset of patients (4.1%). Interestingly, all patients harboring RDH12 mutations had a severe yet progressive rod-cone dystrophy with severe macular atrophy but no or mild hyperopia

Topics: Articles
Publisher: The American Society of Human Genetics
Year: 2004
DOI identifier: 10.1086/424889
OAI identifier:
Provided by: PubMed Central
Sorry, our data provider has not provided any external links therefore we are unable to provide a link to the full text.

Suggested articles

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.