Marfan syndrome is a pleiotropic connective tissue disease inherited as an autosomal dominant trait, mostly caused by mutations in the FBN1 gene, which is located on chromosome 15q21.1 and encoding fibrillin 1. We report a case of Marfan syndrome presenting with severe ocular and systemic manifestations, such as cardiac congenital anomalies. The patient underwent a multidisciplinary approach and his clinical diagnosis was associated with a c.3037G>A mutation in the FBN1 gene. Identification of this genetic alteration should instigate a prompt multidisciplinary assessment and monitoring, in order to prevent devastating consequences such as cardiac and ocular phenotype. Molecular modeling of the mutation highlighted the importance of the preservation of the calcium-dependent structure of an epidermal-growth-factor-like domain of fibrillin-1 and consequently the microfibrillar formation process. This report aims to highlight the importance of an early clinical and molecular diagnosis and once more, the importance of the multidisciplinary approach of this genetic entity.
|Translated title of the contribution||A c.3037G>a mutation in FBN1 gene causing marfan syndrome with an atypically severe phenotype|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Investigacion Clinica (Venezuela)|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2017|
- Marfan syndrome
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