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A change in this gene was identified in a male, age 5 with absolute iron deficiency anemia (read full description).

Date of Report

Jul 18, 2017

Full Name

Piezo-type mechanosensitive ion channel component 1

Chromosome 16 (16q24.3)


The PIEZO1 gene codes for a protein that induces mechanically activiated currents in various cell types (Coste et al., 2010).

Database Links

GeneCards: GC16M088781

NCBI Gene: 9780

OMIM: 611184

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: Q92508

Clinical Significance

Two variants of uncertain significance in this gene were identified in a UDN participant

Inheritance Pattern Autosomal dominant/Autosomal recessive
Position Chr16: 88798919 & Chr16: 88782205
Transcript NM_001142864
DNA Change c.2815C>A & c.7374C>G *Note: variants are in cis
Protein Change p.L939M & p.F2458L

Of note: The protein coded for by this gene was not found to be defective.


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