Novel compound heterozygous mutation in LAMC2 genes (c.79G>A and 382insT) in Herlitz junctional epidermolysis bullosa

In Kyung Jeon, Song Ee Kim, Soo Chan Kim

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Junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB) is a heritable blistering skin disease characterized by separation within the lamina lucida. It is caused by mutations in the LAMA3, LAMB3 and LAMC2 genes encoding the α3-, β3- and γ2-chains, respectively, of laminin-332. JEB Herlitz type (JEB-H) is a lethal blistering disease with severe cutaneous and extracutaneous involvements caused by null mutations in the gene encoding laminin-332. Here, we report a proband with JEB-H who is a compound heterozygote for two novel mutations in LAMC2; a missense mutation (c.79G>A) and an insertion mutation (382insT) leading to a premature termination codon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-324
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Dermatology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1


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  • Dermatology

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