A novel variant in SYNE4 confirms its causative role in sensorineural hearing loss

John Masterson, Busegül Yıldırım, Ece Gökkaya, Suna Tokgöz Yılmaz, Mustafa Tekin

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Background: Hearing loss is the most common sensory deficit with many genetic and environmental underpinnings. While causative DNA variants have been identified in over 100 genes, most deafnesscausing variants are rare, apart from a few exceptions. A single SYNE4 variant co-segregating with hearing loss has recently been reported in two Middle-Eastern families. Case Report: In this report we present two members of a family with non-syndromic high frequency sensorineural hearing loss who are homozygous for a novel pathogenic SYNE4 variant c.129-1G>T. Conclusion: This case report provides supportive evidence for the causative role of SYNE4 variants in hearing loss by presenting an additional family with a novel DNA variant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-198
Number of pages3
JournalBalkan medical journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018



  • Hearing loss
  • High-throughput DNA sequencing
  • SYNE4 gene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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