Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a three-dimensional spinal curvature deformity that appears in the adolescent period. In this study, we performed whole-exome sequencing on 11 unrelated Taiwanese patients with a Cobb’s angle greater than 40 degrees. Our results identified more than 200 potential pathogenic rare variants, however, most of which were carried only by one individual. By in silico pathogenicity annotation studies, we found that TTN, CLCN1, and SOX8 were the most important genes, as multiple pathogenic variants were within these genes. Furthermore, biological functional annotation indicated critical roles of these AIS candidate genes in the skeletal muscle. Importantly, a pathogenic variant on SOX8 was shared by over 35% of the patients. These results highlighted TTN, CLCN1, and SOX8 as the most likely susceptibility genes for severe AIS.
|Journal||Journal of Personalized Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2023|
- adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
- whole-exome sequencing
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (miscellaneous)