Severe osteogenesis imperfecta caused by double glycine substitutions near the amino-terminal triple helical region in COL1A2

Masaki Takagi, Hiroyuki Shinohara, Satoshi Narumi, Gen Nishimura, Yukihiro Hasegawa, Tomonobu Hasegawa

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Most cases of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) are caused by heterozygous mutations in COL1A1 or COL1A2, the genes encoding the two type I procollagen alpha chains, proα1 (I) and proα2 (I). We report on a unique case of severe OI, a long term survivor of lethal type II OI, rather than progressively deforming type III, due to double substitutions of glycine residues in COL1A2 (p.Gly208Glu and p.Gly235Asp), located on the same allele. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first example of a patient with double COL1A2 glycine substitution mutations on the same allele. We show for the first time that double COL1A2 glycine substitution mutations located near the amino-terminal triple helical region, which individually are likely to result in mild OI, cause severe OI in combination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1627-1631
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 1



  • Double mutation
  • Glycine
  • Osteogenesis imperfect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)

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