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Volume 29, Issue 5


A novel nonsense mutation in the WFS1 gene causes the Wolfram syndrome

Shahab Noorian
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  • Department of Pediatric Endocrinology Metabolism, Bahonar Hospital, Alborz University of Medical sciences, Karaj, Iran
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Published Online: 2016-03-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jpem-2015-0045


Wolfram syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder, which is mostly caused by mutations in the WFS1 gene. The WFS1 gene product, which is called wolframin, is thought to regulate the function of endoplasmic reticulum. The endoplasmic reticulum has a critical role in protein folding and material transportation within the cell or to the surface of the cell. Identification of new mutations in WFS1 gene will unravel the molecular pathology of WS. The aim of this case report study is to describe a novel mutation in exon 4 of the WFS1 gene (c.330C>A) in a 9-year-old boy with WS.

Keywords: diabetes mellitus, optic atrophy, diabetes insipidus, hearing loss (DIDMOAD); novel mutation; WFS1 gene; Wolfram syndrome (WS)


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Corresponding author: Shahab Noorian, Department of Pediatric Endocrinology Metabolism, Bahonar Hospital, Alborz University of Medical sciences, Karaj, Iran, E-mail:

Received: 2015-02-01

Accepted: 2015-12-30

Published Online: 2016-03-04

Published in Print: 2016-05-01

Citation Information: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, Volume 29, Issue 5, Pages 607–609, ISSN (Online) 2191-0251, ISSN (Print) 0334-018X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jpem-2015-0045.

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