Mutations in the HSD17B gene (Xp11.22) also referred to as HADH2 can cause syndromic X-linked mental retardation 10, X-linked mental retardation 17, or 2-methyl-3-hydroxybutyryl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency.
Syndromic X-Linked Mental Retardation 10
Reyniers et al. described five patients from a four generation family who had mild intellectual disability and neurological symptoms. The neurological features included abnormal behavior and choreoathetosis. Choreoathetosis is the most distinguishing feature in individuals with this syndrome. It is characterized by chorea, which is involuntary, irregular, purposeless, nonrhythmic, abrupt, rapid movements, blended with athetosis, which is slow, writhing, continuous movements. Behavioral abnormalities included aggression, agitation, hallucination, and self mutilation. Carrier females were unaffected. Lenski et al. identified a mutation in HSD17B10 in affected family members that results in decreased protein expression.
X-Linked Mental Retardation 17
Microduplications of chromosome Xp11.22, including both the HSD17B10 and the HUWE1 genes, cause a nonsyndromic form of X-linked intellectual disability (X-Linked Mental Retardation 17). The intellectual disability is mild to moderate in severity.
2-Methyl-3-Hydroxybutyryl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency
2-Methyl-3-hydroxybutyryl-CoA dehydrogenase (MHBD) deficiency, also called 17-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase X deficiency, is an X-linked inborn error of isoleucine metabolism. MHBD deficiency is characterized by progressive loss of mental and motor skills following normal early development. The most common clinical feature is speech delay. Other common symptoms include visual and hearing alterations, hypotonia, epilepsy, and cerebral atrophy. The onset of regression is variable. Typically males are affected with MHBD deficiency, however, carrier females can present with a milder phenotype. Females can have mild to moderate developmental delay but do not show regression. Garcia-Willoria et al. found HSD17B10 mutations in affected individuals in two families.
For patients with suspected HSD17B10-related disorder, sequence analysis is recommended as the first step in mutation identification. For patients in whom mutations are not identified by full gene sequencing, deletion/duplication analysis is appropriate.
- Reyniers et al. (1999) Am J Hum Genet, 65:1406-1412.
- Froyen et al. (2008) Am J Hum Genet, 82:432-443.
- Garcia-Villoria et al. (2005) Pediatric Research, 58:488-491.
- Lenski et al. (2007) Am J Hum Gen, 80:372-377.
- OMIM #300256: HSD17B10 gene
- OMIM #300220: XLMR 10
- OMIM #300705: XLMR 17
- OMIM #300438: MHBD
- Confirmation of a clinical diagnosis of a HSD17B10-Related Disorder.
- Carrier testing in adults with a family history of a HSD17B10-Related Disorder.
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- Deletion/duplication analysis of the HSD17B10 gene by CGH array is available for those individuals in whom sequence analysis is negative.
- Custom diagnostic mutation analysis (KM) is available to family members if mutations are identified by targeted mutation testing or sequencing analysis.
- Prenatal testing is available only for known familial mutations to individuals who are confirmed carriers of mutations. Please contact the laboratory genetic counselor to discuss appropriate testing prior to collecting a prenatal specimen.
- X-Linked Intellectual Disability panels are available for 30, 60, and 90 genes.