Type I interferon-mediated autoinflammation due to DNase II deficiency

Mathieu P Rodero, Alessandra Tesser, Eva Bartok, Gillian I Rice, Erika Della Mina, Marine Depp, Benoit Beitz, Vincent Bondet, Nicolas Cagnard, Darragh Duffy, Michael Dussiot, Marie-Louise Frémond, Marco Gattorno, Flavia Guillem, Naoki Kitabayashi, Fabrice Porcheray, Frederic Rieux-Laucat, Luis Seabra, Carolina Uggenti, Stefano VolpiLeo A H Zeef, Marie-Alexandra Alyanakian, Jacques Beltrand, Anna Monica Bianco, Nathalie Boddaert, Chantal Brouzes, Sophie Candon, Roberta Caorsi, Marina Charbit, Monique Fabre, Flavio Faletra, Muriel Girard, Annie Harroche, Evelyn Hartmann, Dominique Lasne, Annalisa Marcuzzi, Bénédicte Neven, Patrick Nitschke, Tiffany Pascreau, Serena Pastore, Capucine Picard, Paolo Picco, Elisa Piscianz, Michel Polak, Pierre Quartier, Marion Rabant, Gabriele Stocco, Andrea Taddio, Florence Uettwiller, Erica Valencic, Diego Vozzi, Gunther Hartmann, Winfried Barchet, Olivier Hermine, Brigitte Bader-Meunier, Alberto Tommasini, Yanick J Crow

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Abstract

Microbial nucleic acid recognition serves as the major stimulus to an antiviral response, implying a requirement to limit the misrepresentation of self nucleic acids as non-self and the induction of autoinflammation. By systematic screening using a panel of interferon-stimulated genes we identify two siblings and a singleton variably demonstrating severe neonatal anemia, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, liver fibrosis, deforming arthropathy and increased anti-DNA antibodies. In both families we identify biallelic mutations in DNASE2, associated with a loss of DNase II endonuclease activity. We record increased interferon alpha protein levels using digital ELISA, enhanced interferon signaling by RNA-Seq analysis and constitutive upregulation of phosphorylated STAT1 and STAT3 in patient lymphocytes and monocytes. A hematological disease transcriptomic signature and increased numbers of erythroblasts are recorded in patient peripheral blood, suggesting that interferon might have a particular effect on hematopoiesis. These data define a type I interferonopathy due to DNase II deficiency in humans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2176
JournalNature Communications
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 19 2017

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