Novel mutations in a Japanese patient with CD19 deficiency

H. Kanegane, K. Agematsu, T. Futatani, M. M. Sira, K. Suga, T. Sekiguchi, M. C. van Zelm, T. Miyawaki

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Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is a heterogeneous disorder characterized by recurrent bacterial infections, hypogammaglobulinemia and low to normal numbers of circulating B cells. Mutations in the ICOS, TACI and CD19 genes have recently been identified in T) of the maternal allele, resulting in skipping of exon 6, and a truncated protein product. The paternal allele was disrupted by a gross deletion encompassing at least the ATP2A1, CD19 and NFATC2IP genes. The patient had a small number of IgD- CD27+ memory B cells, in which somatic mutation were detected. His B cells showed substantial proliferation upon stimulation, but reduced IgG and IgA production in vitro. These findings extend the mutation spectrum of the CD19 deficiency to four, and confirm the homogeneity of the CD19 deficiency as a unique type of CVID.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)663-670
Number of pages8
JournalGenes and Immunity
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

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