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posted on 06.12.2021, 14:58 authored by Kai Yang, Yi-Cheng Xu, Hua-Ying Hu, Ya-Zhou Li, Qian Li, Ying-Yi Luan, Yan Liu, Yong-Qing Sun, Zhan-Ke Feng, You-Sheng Yan, Cheng-Hong Yin

Background: Congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis (CIPA), a rare autosomal recessive sensory neuropathy, was caused mainly by biallelic mutations in the NTRK1 gene. The pathogenesis of CIPA still needs further elucidation.

Methods: Here, we recruited a CIPA case and introduced whole-exome sequencing (WES) to identify the causative variation. Subsequently, an in silico molecular dynamic (MD) analysis was performed to explore the intramolecular impact of the novel missense variant. Meanwhile, in vitro functional study on the novel variant from a metabolomic perspective was conducted via the liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC-MS) approach, of which the result was verified by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR).

Results: A novel compound heterozygous variation in NTRK1 gene was detected, consisting of the c.851–33T > A and c.2242C > T (p.Arg748Trp) variants. MD result suggested that p.Arg748Trp could affect the intramolecular structure stability. The results of the LC-MS and metabolic pathway clustering indicated that the NTRK1Arg748Trp variant would significantly affect the purine metabolism in vitro. Further analysis showed that it induced the elevation of NT5C2 mRNA level.

Conclusion: The findings in this study extended the variation spectrum of NTRK1, provided evidence for counseling to the affected family, and offered potential clues and biomarkers to the pathogenesis of CIPA.

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