Neuropathy target esterase faults: Oliver-McFarlane & Laurence-Moon syndrom

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Neuropathy target esterase faults: Oliver-McFarlane & Laurence-Moon syndrom

Hufnagel RB, Arno G, Hein ND, Hersheson J, Prasad M, Anderson Y, Krueger LA, Gregory LC, Stoetzel C, Jaworek TJ, Hull S, Li A, Plagnol V, Willen CM, Morgan TM, Prows CA, Hegde RS, Riazuddin S, Grabowski GA, Richardson RJ, Dieterich K, Huang T, Revesz T, Martinez-Barbera JP, Sisk RA, Jefferies C, Houlden H, Dattani MT, Fink JK, Dollfus H, Moore AT, Ahmed ZM. Neuropathy target esterase impairments cause Oliver-McFarlane and Laurence-Moon syndromes. J Med Genet. 2014 Dec 5. pii: jmedgenet-2014-102856. doi: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2014-102856. [Epub ahead of print]

Here is an interesting strategy for nailing down the relationship between a phenotype and a particular mutation. Using a zebrafish pnpla6 morphant, co-injection of wild-type human pnpla6 mRNA rescued the morphant phenotype while mutant human pnpla6 mRNA failed to rescue.