High prevalence of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) as presentation of cystathionine beta-synthase deficiency in childhood: Molecular and clinical findings of Turkish probands

Karaca M., Hismi B., ÖZGÜL R. K., Karaca S., Yilmaz D. Y., COŞKUN T., ...More

GENE, vol.534, no.2, pp.197-203, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 534 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.gene.2013.10.060
  • Journal Name: GENE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.197-203
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Classical homocystinuria is the most commonly inherited disorder of sulfur metabolism, caused by the genetic alterations in human cystathionine beta-synthase (CBS) gene. In this study, we present comprehensive clinical findings and the genetic basis of homocystinuria in a cohort of Turkish patients. Excluding some CBS mutations, detailed genotype-phenotype correlation for different CBS mutations has not been established in literature. We aimed to make clinical subgroups according to main clinical symptoms and discussed these data together with mutational analysis results from our patients. Totally, 16 different mutations were identified; twelve of which had already been reported, and four are novel (p.N93Y, p.L251P, p.D281V and c.829-2A>T). The probands were classified into three major groups according to the clinical symptoms caused by these mutations. A psychomotor delay was the most common diagnostic symptom (n = 12, 46.2% neurological presentation), followed by thromboembolic events (n = 6, 23.1% vascular presentation) and lens ectopia, myopia or marfanoid features (n = 5, 19.2% connective tissue presentation). Pyridoxine responsiveness was 7.7%; however, with partial responsive probands, the ratio was 53.9%.