Publications about genetic testing for neurological disorders
  1. Association of Hydrocephalus and Renal Dysplasia

Association of Hydrocephalus and Renal Dysplasia

Florian Vogel 1 Zafer Yüksel, MD 1 Amal Al Hashem 2 Kapil Kampe 1 Krishna Kumar Kandaswamy, PhD 1 Martin Werber 1 Aida M. Bertoli-Avella, MD 1 Prof. Arndt Rolfs, MD 1, 2 Dr. Peter Bauer, MD 1
1 CENTOGENE AG 2 Prince Sultan Military Medical City Riyadh
October 16, 2018

These findings were presented at the ASHG 2018.

Association of hydrocephalus and renal dysplasia with a homozygous DLG5 frameshift variant in an alternatively spliced exon


  • DLG5 is large gene (32 exons) encoding the large DLG5 protein (1,919 residues).
  • DLG5 has multiple cellular functions.
  • Knockout of the murine homologue Dlg5 causes variably severe hydrocephalus and renal cysts.
  • Certain DLG5 haplotypes have been suggested to predispose to inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Monogeneic DLG5-related phenotypes have not been described.