This study investigated the TGFBI gene mutation types in outpatients clinically diagnosed with granular corneal dystrophy (GCD) prior to phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK), also calculated the mutation rate of subjects with normal corneas, but positive family history.
KC can co-exist with GCD.The missense mutation (c.370G > A) in the TGFBI gene and insert mutation (c.1456-1457ins GAT) in the KRT12 gene were identified in a 23-year-old male patient with concurrent KC and GCD.
This study expands on our previous research investigating dystrophic stromal aggregates, with the aim of better elucidating the pathomechanism of two conditions arising from the most common TGFBI mutations: granular corneal dystrophy type 1 (GCD1; R555W) and lattice corneal dystrophy type 1 (LCD1; R124C).
We show here that the Arg555Trp mutant of the fourth fasciclin 1 (FAS1-4) domain of the protein (TGFBIp/keratoepithelin/βig-h3), associated with granular corneal dystrophy type 1, is significantly less susceptible to proteolysis by thermolysin and trypsin than the WT domain.
To identify clinical features and mutations within the transforming growth factor-beta-induced (TGFBI) gene in three Chinese families with Granular corneal dystrophy, type 1 (GCD1) and Granular corneal dystrophy, type 2 (GCD2).
These results strongly suggest that the allelic homogeneity of TGFBI associated corneal dystrophies (ACD, lattice corneal dystrophy types I and III, granular corneal dystrophy and Reis-Bucklers dystrophy) might not be caused by mutation hot spots but by the founder effects.
To report the appearance of an unusual vortex pattern of corneal deposits in two patients with the R555W mutation in the transforming growth factor beta-induced gene (TGFB1) associated with granular corneal dystrophy.
To investigate mutations of the human transforming growth factor beta-induced gene (TGFBI), transforming growth factor-beta-induced gene product (betaig-h3, keratoepithelin), in Japanese patients with Avellino corneal dystrophy (ACD), lattice corneal dystrophy (LCD), granular corneal dystrophy (GCD), and Reis-Bücklers corneal dystrophy (RBCD).
This study was undertaken to identify beta ig-h3 gene mutations in Japanese patients with granular corneal dystrophy (GCD), Avellino corneal dystrophy (ACD), lattice corneal dystrophy (LCD), and Reis-Bücklers' corneal dystrophy (RBCD).