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Title: A hERG mutation E1039X produced a synergistic lesion on IKs together with KCNQ1-R174C mutation in a LQTS family with three compound mutations
Authors: Wu, Jie
Mizusawa, Yuka
Ohno, Seiko
Ding, Wei-Guang
Higaki, Takashi
Wang, Qi
Kohjitani, Hirohiko
Makiyama, Takeru  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Itoh, Hideki
Toyoda, Futoshi
James, Andrew F.
Hancox, Jules C.
Matsuura, Hiroshi
Horie, Minoru
Author's alias: 糀谷, 泰彦
牧山, 武
Issue Date: Dec-2018
Publisher: Springer Nature
Journal title: Scientific Reports
Volume: 8
Thesis number: 3129
Abstract: Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) caused by compound mutations is usually associated with more severe clinical phenotypes. We identified a LQTS family harboring three compound mutations in different genes (KCNQ1-R174C, hERG-E1039X and SCN5A-E428K). KCNQ1-R174C, hERG-E1039X and SCN5A-E428K mutations and/or relevant wild-type (WT) cDNAs were respectively expressed in mammalian cells. IKs-like, IKr-like, INa-like currents and the functional interaction between KCNQ1-R174C and hERG-E1039X channels were studied using patch-clamp and immunocytochemistry techniques. (1) Expression of KCNQ1-R174C alone showed no IKs. Co-expression of KCNQ1-WT + KCNQ1-R174C caused a loss-of-function in IKs and blunted the activation of IKs in response to isoproterenol. (2) Expression of hERG-E1039X alone and co-expression of hERG-WT + hERG-E1039X negatively shifted inactivation curves and decelerated the recovery time from inactivation. (3) Expression of SCN5A-E428K increased peak INa, but had no effect on late INa. (4) IKs and IKr interact, and hERG-E1039X caused a loss-of-function in IKs. (5) Immunocytochemical studies indicated that KCNQ1-R174C is trafficking defective and hERG-E1039X is defective in biosynthesis/degradation, but the abnormities were rescued by co-expression with WT. Thus, KCNQ1-R174C and hERG-E1039X disrupted IKs and IKr functions, respectively. The synergistic lesion, caused by KCNQ1-R174C and hERG-E1039X in IKs, is very likely why patients showed more severe phenotypes in the compound mutation case.
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DOI(Published Version): 10.1038/s41598-018-21442-6
PubMed ID: 29449639
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