STRs database » YEATS2 locus
Gene YEATS2
Location Intron in 3q26.323q28
Reference region chr3:183712187-183712222 (hg38)
chr3:183429975-183430010 (hg19)
Repeat unit TTTCA
Repeat type Nested
Distribution of repeats in a superpopulation
Overview of repeats

Expanded stretches of inserted TTTCA repeats in the intron 1 of YEATS2 gene has been described by Yeetong et al. (2019), causing familial adult myoclonic epilepsy type 4 (FAME4) disease. They found this in one Thai family with 21 members (13 affected and 8 unaffected). In one affected member, 819 repeats of TTTTA in conjunction with 221 repeats of TTTCA was found. The allele size for all affected members ranged from 5 to 8 kb which corresponds to approximately 1000-1600 pentanucleotide repeats (including expansions of both repeat unit). Configuration of the mutant sequence was determined as follows: (TTTTA)exp(TTTCA)exp. No TTTCA repeats were found in the unaffected family members nor any of the 1116 control subjects. Moreover, four of the healthy control subjects had TTTTA expansions (in the range of 719-1219 repeats), collectively suggesting the pathogenic role of TTTCA repeats (Yeetong et al., 2019).

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Disease(s) and range of repeats
Disease Onset Inheritance Normal Intermediate Pathogenic
Familial adult myoclonic epilepsy 4 (FAME4) Adult Autosomal dominant 0 - ≥1000