Procollagen II Gene Mutation in Stickler Syndrome

David M. Brown, Brian E. Nichols, Thomas A. Weingeist, Val C. Sheffield, Alan E. Kimura, Edwin M. Stone

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

61 Scopus citations


Four affected members of a family with Stickler syndrome were found to have a single base-pair deletion resulting in a translational frameshift in exon 40 of the procollagen II (COL2A1) gene on chromosome 12. This mutation was not seen in any of five clinically unaffected family members or in any of 15 unrelated control patients. All affected members had distinctly abnormal vitreous syneresis and all had retinal perivascular pigmentation. Retinal detachments occurred in three of the four affected patients. Three of the four affected patients had peripheral cortical 'wedge' cataracts, and the fourth had extensive nuclear sclerosis. Abnormalities of the soft palate were found in all four affected patients. All patients reported severe joint pains, and epiphyseal dysplasia was found radiographically in all patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1589-1593
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


Dive into the research topics of 'Procollagen II Gene Mutation in Stickler Syndrome'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this