Camptodactyly-Arthropathy-Coxa vara-Pericarditis (CACP) syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in PRG4 gene that encodes for proteoglycan 4, a mucin-like glycoprotein that is the major lubricant for joints and tendon surfaces. The molecular studies reported so far have described the identification of 15 mutations associated with this syndrome and the majority of them were found in families of Arabian origin. Here we report the molecular investigation of the largest European cohort that comprises 13 patients, and allowed the identification of 5 novel mutations and of the first case of CACP syndrome resulting from uniparental disomy of chromosome 1.
- Camptodactyly-Arthropathy-Coxa vara-Pericarditis syndrome
- PRG4 gene
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