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Mutations in CTC1, encoding conserved telomere maintenance component 1, cause Coats plus

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Genetics, January 2012
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Mutations in CTC1, encoding conserved telomere maintenance component 1, cause Coats plus
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Nature Genetics, January 2012
DOI 10.1038/ng.1084
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Beverley H Anderson, Paul R Kasher, Josephine Mayer, Marcin Szynkiewicz, Emma M Jenkinson, Sanjeev S Bhaskar, Jill E Urquhart, Sarah B Daly, Jonathan E Dickerson, James O'Sullivan, Elisabeth Oppliger Leibundgut, Joanne Muter, Ghada M H Abdel-Salem, Riyana Babul-Hirji, Peter Baxter, Andrea Berger, Luisa Bonafé, Janice E Brunstom-Hernandez, Johannes A Buckard, David Chitayat, Wui K Chong, Duccio M Cordelli, Patrick Ferreira, Joel Fluss, Ewan H Forrest, Emilio Franzoni, Caterina Garone, Simon R Hammans, Gunnar Houge, Imelda Hughes, Sebastien Jacquemont, Pierre-Yves Jeannet, Rosalind J Jefferson, Ram Kumar, Georg Kutschke, Staffan Lundberg, Charles M Lourenço, Ramesh Mehta, Sakkubai Naidu, Ken K Nischal, Luís Nunes, Katrin Õunap, Michel Philippart, Prab Prabhakar, Sarah R Risen, Raphael Schiffmann, Calvin Soh, John B P Stephenson, Helen Stewart, Jon Stone, John L Tolmie, Marjo S van der Knaap, Jose P Vieira, Catheline N Vilain, Emma L Wakeling, Vanessa Wermenbol, Andrea Whitney, Simon C Lovell, Stefan Meyer, John H Livingston, Gabriela M Baerlocher, Graeme C M Black, Gillian I Rice, Yanick J Crow


Coats plus is a highly pleiotropic disorder particularly affecting the eye, brain, bone and gastrointestinal tract. Here, we show that Coats plus results from mutations in CTC1, encoding conserved telomere maintenance component 1, a member of the mammalian homolog of the yeast heterotrimeric CST telomeric capping complex. Consistent with the observation of shortened telomeres in an Arabidopsis CTC1 mutant and the phenotypic overlap of Coats plus with the telomeric maintenance disorders comprising dyskeratosis congenita, we observed shortened telomeres in three individuals with Coats plus and an increase in spontaneous γH2AX-positive cells in cell lines derived from two affected individuals. CTC1 is also a subunit of the α-accessory factor (AAF) complex, stimulating the activity of DNA polymerase-α primase, the only enzyme known to initiate DNA replication in eukaryotic cells. Thus, CTC1 may have a function in DNA metabolism that is necessary for but not specific to telomeric integrity.

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Country Count As %
Japan 3 2%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Unknown 130 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 31 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 20%
Student > Master 14 10%
Student > Bachelor 9 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 6%
Other 35 25%
Unknown 14 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 43 31%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 40 29%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 32 23%
Neuroscience 3 2%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 <1%
Other 3 2%
Unknown 17 12%

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