Unmasking Kabuki syndrome.

TitleUnmasking Kabuki syndrome.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsBögershausen N, Wollnik B
JournalClin Genet
Date Published2012 Nov 6

The identification of de novo dominant mutations in KMT2D (MLL2) as the main cause of Kabuki syndrome (KS) has shed new light on the pathogenesis of this well-delineated condition consisting of a peculiar facial appearance, short stature, organ malformations and a varying degree of intellectual disability. Mutation screening studies have confirmed KMT2D as the major causative gene for KS and have at the same time provided evidence for its genetic heterogeneity. In this review, we aim to summarize the current clinical and molecular genetic knowledge on KS, provide genotype-phenotype correlations and propose a strategic clinical and molecular diagnostic approach for patients with suspected KS.

Alternate JournalClin. Genet.
Citation Key1214
PubMed ID23131014