2018 / English – Frontiers in Physiology, 26 September 2018, 9:1329.


Laugel-Haushalter V, Morkmued S, Stoezel C, Geoffroy V, Muller J, Boland A, Deleuze J-F, Chennen K, Pitiphat W, Dolflus H, Niederreither K, Bloch-Zupan A,  Pungchanchaikul P.


« In this study, we report a unique dominantly inherited disorganized supernumerary cusp and single root phenotype presented by 11 affected individuals belonging to 5 north-eastern Thai families. Using whole exome sequencing (WES) we identified a common single missense mutation that segregates with the phenotype in exon 6 of CACNA1S (Cav1.1) (NM_000069.2: c.[865A > G];[=] p.[Ile289Val];[=]), the Calcium Channel, Voltage-Dependent, L Type, Alpha-1s Subunit, OMIM 114208), affecting a highly conserved amino-acid isoleucine residue within the pore forming subdomain of CACNA1S protein. This is a strong genetic evidence that a voltage-dependent calcium ion channel is likely to play a role in influencing tooth morphogenesis and patterning. »

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