Novel scn5a p.W697x nonsense mutation segregation in a family with brugada syndrome

Emanuele Micaglio, Michelle M. Monasky, Nicoletta Resta, Rosanna Bagnulo, Giuseppe Ciconte, Luigi Gianelli, Emanuela T. Locati, Gabriele Vicedomini, Valeria Borrelli, Andrea Ghiroldi, Luigi Anastasia, Sara Benedetti, Chiara Di Resta, Maurizio Ferrari, Carlo Pappone

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Brugada syndrome (BrS) is marked by an elevated ST-segment elevation and increased risk of sudden cardiac death. Variants in the SCN5A gene are considered to be molecular confirmation of the syndrome in about one third of cases, while the genetics remain a mystery in about half of the cases, with the remaining cases being attributed to variants in any of a number of genes. Before research models can be developed, it is imperative to understand the genetics in patients. Even data from humans is complicated, since variants in the most common gene in BrS, SCN5A, are associated with a number of pathologies, or could even be considered benign, depending on the variant. Here, we provide crucial human data on a novel NM_198056.2:c.2091G>A (p.Trp697X) point-nonsense heterozygous variant in the SCN5A gene, as well as its segregation with BrS. The results herein suggest a pathogenic effect of this variant. These results could be used as a stepping stone for functional studies to better understand the molecular effects of this variant in BrS.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4920
JournalInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2019


  • Arrhythmia
  • Brugada syndrome
  • Channelopathy
  • Family
  • Genetic testing
  • Mutation
  • Point-nonsense mutation
  • SCN5A
  • Sodium channel
  • Sudden cardiac death

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Molecular Biology
  • Spectroscopy
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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