|Title||Homozygous G650del nexilin variant causes in mice|
Evans, Sylvia M.
|Affiliation||UCSD, Dept Med, La Jolla, CA USA|
Peking Univ, Shenzhen Grad Sch, State Key Lab Chem Oncogen, Drug Discovery Ctr,Sch Chem Biol & Biotechnol, Shenzhen, Peoples R China
UCSD, Skaggs Sch Pharm & Pharmaceut Sci, Dept Pharmacol, La Jolla, CA USA
|Abstract||Nexilin (NEXN) was recently identified as a component of the junctional membrane complex required for development and maintenance of cardiac T-tubules. Loss of Nexn in mice leads to a rapidly progressive dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and premature death. A 3 bp deletion (1948-1950del) leading to loss of the glycine in position 650 (G650del) is classified as a variant of uncertain significance in humans and may function as an intermediate risk allele. To determine the effect of the G650del variant on cardiac structure and function, we generated a G645delknockin (G645del is equivalent to human G650del) mouse model. Homozygous G645del mice express about 30% of the Nexn expressed by WT controls and exhibited a progressive DCM characterized by reduced T-tubule formation, with disorganization of the transverse-axial tubular system. On the other hand, heterozygous Nexn global KO mice and genetically engineered mice encoding a truncated Nexn missing the first N-terminal actin-binding domain exhibited normal cardiac function, despite expressing only 50% and 20% of the Nexn, respectively, expressed by WT controls, suggesting that not only quantity but also quality of Nexn is necessary for a proper function. These findings demonstrated that Nexn G645 is crucial for Nexn's function in tubular system organization and normal cardiac function.|
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