Novel Heterozygous Deletion in Retinol Dehydrogenase 12 (RDH12) Causes Familial Autosomal Dominant Retinitis Pigmentosa.
Sarkar H., Dubis AM., Downes S., Moosajee M.
Mutations in the retinol dehydrogenase 12 (RDH12) gene are primarily associated with Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) type 13, a severe early onset autosomal recessive retinal dystrophy. Only one family with a heterozygous variant, associated with mild retinitis pigmentosa (RP), has been reported. We report a novel heterozygous variant [(c.759del; p.(Phe254Leufs∗24)], resulting in a frameshift and premature termination identified in two unrelated individuals with familial autosomal dominant RP. Both heterozygous variants are associated with a late onset RP phenotype, suggesting a possible genotype-phenotype correlation.