Mutations

APP V715A (German)

Overview

Pathogenicity: Alzheimer's Disease : Pathogenic
Clinical Phenotype: Alzheimer's Disease
Genomic Mutation Name (MET1): g.275336T>C
Genomic Mutation Name (NT1): .384032T>C
dbSNP ID: rs63750868
Coding/Non-Coding: Coding
Genomic Region: Exon 17
Mutation Type: Point, Missense
Codon Change: GTG to GCG

Findings

This mutation, near the γ-secretase cleavage site in APP, was first reported in a German pedigree. The proband was a 50 year-old woman with a family history of dementia consistent with autosomal-dominant inheritance. She demonstrated progressive cognitive impairment and fulfilled NINCDS-ADRDA criteria for probable Alzheimer's disease. The mean age of onset for the four affected members of this family was 52 years (Cruts et al., 2003).  

This mutation was also found in a female patient in Poland who met NINCDS-ADRDA criteria for probable Alzheimer's disease with significant impairment of verbal memory and decline in visuospatial functioning. Symptoms started at age 42. Family history was unavailable (Zekanowski et al., 2003).

Neuropathology

PET imaging showed hypoperfusion in the parieto-occipital region (Cruts et al., 2003).

Biological Effect

This mutation significantly increased Aβ42/Aβ40 ratio by approximately 4-fold in HEK293 cells (Cruts et al., 2003). A similar increase was also observed in primary neuronal cultures, with a decrease in Aβ40 and an increase in Aβ42 (De Jonghe et al., 2001). A study using NMR spectroscopy found that this mutation, along with V715M at the same position, alters the structure and dynamics of the transmembrane domain in APP, making it more accesible to γ-secretase for ε-cleavage, and consequently shifting production toward Aβ42 (Chen et al., 2014).

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References

Mutations Citations

  1. APP V715M (French)

Paper Citations

  1. . Novel APP mutation V715A associated with presenile Alzheimer's disease in a German family. J Neurol. 2003 Nov;250(11):1374-5. PubMed.
  2. . Mutations in presenilin 1, presenilin 2 and amyloid precursor protein genes in patients with early-onset Alzheimer's disease in Poland. Exp Neurol. 2003 Dec;184(2):991-6. PubMed.
  3. . Pathogenic APP mutations near the gamma-secretase cleavage site differentially affect Abeta secretion and APP C-terminal fragment stability. Hum Mol Genet. 2001 Aug 1;10(16):1665-71. PubMed.
  4. . Familial Alzheimer's mutations within APPTM increase Aβ42 production by enhancing accessibility of ε-cleavage site. Nat Commun. 2014;5:3037. PubMed.

Further Reading

Papers

  1. . Familial Alzheimer's mutations within APPTM increase Aβ42 production by enhancing accessibility of ε-cleavage site. Nat Commun. 2014;5:3037. PubMed.

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Primary Papers

  1. . Novel APP mutation V715A associated with presenile Alzheimer's disease in a German family. J Neurol. 2003 Nov;250(11):1374-5. PubMed.

Other mutations at this position

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