scholarly journals Erratum: CORRIGENDUM: Whole-exome sequencing reveals diverse modes of inheritance in sporadic mild to moderate sensorineural hearing loss in a pediatric population

2015 ◽  
Vol 17 (10) ◽  
pp. 839-839
2015 ◽  
Vol 17 (11) ◽  
pp. 901-911 ◽  
Nayoung K. D. Kim ◽  
Ah Reum Kim ◽  
Kyung Tae Park ◽  
So Young Kim ◽  
Min Young Kim ◽  

2017 ◽  
Vol 274 (10) ◽  
pp. 3619-3625 ◽  
Thomas Parzefall ◽  
Alexandra Frohne ◽  
Martin Koenighofer ◽  
Andreas Kirchnawy ◽  
Berthold Streubel ◽  

2017 ◽  
Vol 18 (1) ◽  
Agnieszka Pollak ◽  
Urszula Lechowicz ◽  
Victor Abel Murcia Pieńkowski ◽  
Piotr Stawiński ◽  
Joanna Kosińska ◽  

2020 ◽  
Vol 21 (1) ◽  
Somayeh Khatami ◽  
Masomeh Askari ◽  
Fatemeh Bahreini ◽  
Morteza Hashemzadeh-Chaleshtori ◽  
Saeed Hematian ◽  

Abstract Background Clinical genetic diagnosis of non-syndromic hearing loss (NSHL) is quite challenging. With regard to its high heterogeneity as well as large size of some genes, it is also really difficult to detect causative mutations using traditional approaches. One of the recent technologies called whole-exome sequencing (WES) has been thus developed in this domain to remove the limitations of conventional methods. Methods This study was a report on a research study of two unrelated pedigrees with multiple affected cases of hearing loss (HL). Accordingly, clinical evaluations and genetic analysis were performed in both families. Results The results of WES data analysis to uncover autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing loss (ARNSHL) disease-causing variants was reported in the present study. Initial analysis identified two novel variants of MYO15A i.e. c.T6442A:p.W2148R and c.10504dupT:p.C3502Lfs*15 correspondingly which were later confirmed by Sanger validations and segregation analyses. According to online prediction tools, both identified variants seemed to have damaging effects. Conclusion In this study, whole exome sequencing were used as a first approach strategy to identify the two novel variants in MYO15A in two Iranian families with ARNSHL.

PLoS ONE ◽  
2014 ◽  
Vol 9 (10) ◽  
pp. e109178 ◽  
Jie Qing ◽  
Denise Yan ◽  
Yuan Zhou ◽  
Qiong Liu ◽  
Weijing Wu ◽  

2018 ◽  
Vol 44 ◽  
pp. S95
M. Dahmani ◽  
F. Ammar Khodja ◽  
C. Bonnet ◽  
D. Djennaoui ◽  
S. Ouhab ◽  

2020 ◽  
Pengfei Liang ◽  
Fengping Chen ◽  
Shujuan Wang ◽  
Qiong Li ◽  
Wei Li ◽  

Abstract Background: Hereditary non-syndromic hearing loss (NSHL) has a high genetic heterogeneity with >152 genes identified as associated molecular causes. The present study aimed to detect the possible damaging variants of the deaf probands from six unrelated Chinese families.Methods: After excluding the mutations in the most common genes, GJB2 and SLC26A4, 12 probands with prelingual deafness and autosomal recessive inheritance were evaluated by whole-exome sequencing (WES). All the candidate variants were verified by Sanger sequencing in all patients and their parents.Results: Biallelic mutations were identified in all deaf patients. Among these six families, 10 potentially causative mutations, including 3 reported and 7 novel mutations, in 3 different deafness-associated autosomal recessive (DFNB) genes (MYO15A, COL11A2, and CDH23) were identified. The mutations in MYO15A were frequent with 7/10 candidate variants. Sanger sequencing confirmed that these mutations segregated with the hearing loss of each family.Conclusions: Next-generation sequencing (NGS) approach becomes more cost-effective and efficient when analyzing large-scale genes compared to the conventional polymerase chain reaction-based Sanger sequencing, which is often used to screen common deafness-related genes. The current findings further extend the mutation spectrum of hearing loss in the Chinese population, which has a positive significance for genetic counseling.

2015 ◽  
Vol 97 ◽  

SummaryNext-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies have played a central role in the genetic revolution. These technologies, especially whole-exome sequencing, have become the primary tool of geneticists to identify the causative DNA variants in Mendelian disorders, including hereditary deafness. Current research estimates that 1% of all human genes have a function in hearing. To date, mutations in over 80 genes have been reported to cause nonsyndromic hearing loss (NSHL). Strikingly, more than a quarter of all known genes related to NSHL were discovered in the past 5 years via NGS technologies. In this article, we review recent developments in the usage of NGS for hereditary deafness, with an emphasis on whole-exome sequencing.

2008 ◽  
Vol 139 (2_suppl) ◽  
pp. P104-P104
Karuna Dewan ◽  
Judith C. Lieu

Problem Current diagnostic criteria for enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA), >1.5mm at the midpoint, was determined in the pre-CT era by Valvassori. Recent research, based on 73 CTs from children with no sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), suggests new criteria for the diagnosis of EVA—midpoint of >0.9mm or operculum >1.9mm. We evaluated the proposed new radiographic, Cincinnati criteria for the diagnosis of EVA. Methods In a retrospective cohort study, we reviewed temporal bone CT scans of 130 pediatric cochlear implant recipients to measure the vestibular aqueduct midpoint and opercular width and 5 other temporal bone dimensions. Results The Cincinnati criteria identified 44% of patients with EVA versus 16% with the Valvassori criterion (P < 0.01). Of those with EVA, 45% were unilateral and 55% were bilateral using Cincinnati criteria; 64% were unilateral and 36% bilateral using Valvassori criterion (P<0.01). Right and left side measurements of vestibular aqueduct operculum (r=0.67, P<0.01) and midpoint (r=0.58, P<0.01) correlated substantially. The Cincinnati criteria diagnosed 70 ears with EVA classified as normal using the Valvassori criterion (P<0.01). Of these 70 ears, 59 had no other medical explanation for their hearing loss. Conclusion The Cincinnati criteria identified a large percentage of pediatric cochlear implant patients with EVA who otherwise had no known etiology for their deafness. Significant correlations between right and left side measurements suggest that EVA may not be morphologically asymmetric as previously thought. Significance The Cincinnati criteria potentially alters the current estimation of the most common etiologies of bilateral severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss in the pediatric population. Support KD is a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow, supported by the Doris Duke Foundation.

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