ea0022h1.5 | Oral Communications Highlights 1 | ECE2010
, Muzza Marina
, Castorina Pierangela
, Beck-Peccoz Paolo
, Fugazzola Laura
Mutations in SLC26A4 cause Pendred syndrome (PS) and a non syndromic deafness associated with the enlargement of the vestibular aqueduct (LVAS). In many patients with a PS/LVAS phenotype, mutation screening of SLC26A4 fails to identify two disease-causing allele variants, suggesting that other genetic factors could be involved. Indeed, mutations in the SLC26A4 promoter (FBS1), in FOXI1, a transcriptional activator of SLC26A4, and in a K+ channel gene (KCNJ10) have been very re...