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ba0001pp497 | Other diseases of bone and mineral metabolism | ECTS2013

A frameshift mutation in receptor activator of NF-κB reveals a potential ligand-independent mechanism for NF-κB activation

Dignan Cahal , Mellis David , Duthie Angela , Pangrazio Alessandra , Sobacchi Cristina , Schulz Ansgar , Helfrich Miep , Crockett Julie

Osteoclast-poor autosomal recessive osteopetrosis is characterised by susceptibility to fracture despite high bone mineral density as a consequence of an absence of osteoclasts. One of the 12 receptor activator of NF-κB (RANK) mutations associated with this condition is a frameshift mutation encoding a protein that is truncated within the extracellular, N-terminal domain (R110Pfs). We investigated the effect of this mutation on osteoclast formation, receptor localisation ...

ba0002p138 | (1) | ICCBH2013

Rare mutations associated with osteoclast-poor osteopetrosis provide molecular insights into receptor activator of NFκβ signalling

Crockett Julie , Das Subhajit , Dignan Cahal , Mellis David , Duthie Angela , Sobacchi Cristina , Schulz Ansgar , Helfrich Miep

Twelve different mutations in TNFRSF11A (encoding the RANK receptor) have been associated with osteoclast-poor autosomal recessive osteopetrosis in patients. Two truncated RANK proteins resulting from substitution mutations (W434X and G280X), identified in two infants, cause loss of the intracellular oligomerisation motif and in the case of the G280X mutation the TRAF6 binding domain. A third mutation was identified in a 10-year-old patient and is a frameshift mutatio...