The severe autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa rhodopsin mutant Ter349Glu mislocalizes and induces rapid rod cell death

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  • Background:The C-terminal rhodopsin mutation Ter349Glu causes rapid degeneration in humans. Results:Ter349Glu rhodopsin, with an additional C-terminal 51 amino acids, activates normally but is defective in subcellular localization. Conclusion:Loss of proper rod outer segment morphogenesis likely contributes to the severe human phenotype. Significance:The results point to a likely pathogenic mechanism for one of the most severe forms of hereditary retinal degeneration. © 2013 by The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.
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  • Hollingsworth TJ; Gross AK
  • Start Page

  • 29047
  • End Page

  • 29055
  • Volume

  • 288
  • Issue

  • 40