ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-060412-8
BBS10 encodes a vertebrate-specific chaperonin-like protein and is a major BBS locus
Stoetzel, C., Laurier, V., Davis, E.E., Muller, J., Rix, S., Badano, J.L., Leitch, C.C., Salem, N., Chouery, E., Corbani, S., Jalk, N., Vicaire, S., Sarda, P., Hamel, C., Lacombe, D., Holder, M., Odent, S., Holder, S., Brooks, A.S., Elcioglu, N.H., Da Silva, E., Rossillion, B., Sigaudy, S., de Ravel, T.J., Alan Lewis, R., Leheup, B., Verloes, A., Amati-Bonneau, P., Megarbane, A., Poch, O., Bonneau, D., Beales, P.L., Mandel, J.L., Katsanis, N., and Dollfus, H.
Date: 2006
Source: Nature Genetics   38(5): 521-524 (Journal)
Registered Authors: Davis, Erica, Katsanis, Nicholas
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms:
  • Bardet-Biedl Syndrome/genetics*
  • Cohort Studies
  • Humans
  • Mutation
  • Proteins/genetics*
  • Proteins/metabolism
PubMed: 16582908 Full text @ Nat. Genet.
Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a genetically heterogeneous ciliopathy. Although nine BBS genes have been cloned, they explain only 40-50% of the total mutational load. Here we report a major new BBS locus, BBS10, that encodes a previously unknown, rapidly evolving vertebrate-specific chaperonin-like protein. We found BBS10 to be mutated in about 20% of an unselected cohort of families of various ethnic origins, including some families with mutations in other BBS genes, consistent with oligogenic inheritance. In zebrafish, mild suppression of bbs10 exacerbated the phenotypes of other bbs morphants.