The molecular genetics of Bardet-Biedl syndrome

Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2001 Jun;11(3):317-21. doi: 10.1016/s0959-437x(00)00196-9.


Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) has been shown to be a genetically heterogeneous disorder involving genes mapping to at least six known loci. One BBS gene (MKKS) has been identified and the form of the disorder caused by this gene is allelic to McKusick-Kaufman syndrome. MKKS codes for a putative chaperonin, suggesting that other BBS genes may also code for components of chaperone complexes or be substrates of chaperone function.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bardet-Biedl Syndrome / genetics*
  • Chaperonins / physiology
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Cloning, Molecular
  • Group II Chaperonins
  • Humans
  • Intracellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins*
  • Microtubule-Associated Proteins*
  • Molecular Chaperones / genetics
  • Nuclear Proteins / physiology
  • Ubiquitin-Protein Ligases
  • t-Complex Genome Region


  • Intracellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins
  • MKKS protein, human
  • Microtubule-Associated Proteins
  • Molecular Chaperones
  • Nuclear Proteins
  • PPP1R11 protein, human
  • Ubiquitin-Protein Ligases
  • Chaperonins
  • Group II Chaperonins