Analysis of ASB10 variants in open angle glaucoma

Hum Mol Genet. 2012 Oct 15;21(20):4543-8. doi: 10.1093/hmg/dds288. Epub 2012 Jul 13.


Glaucoma is a common cause of visual disability and affects ∼1.6% of individuals over 40 years of age ( 1). Non-synonymous coding sequence variations in the ankyrin repeat and SOCS box containing gene 10 (ASB10) were recently associated with 6.0% of cases of primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) in patients from Oregon and Germany. We tested a cohort of POAG patients (n= 158) and normal control subjects (n= 82), both from Iowa, for ASB10 mutations. Our study had 80% power to detect a 4.9% mutation frequency in POAG patients. A total of 11 non-synonymous coding sequence mutations were detected in the cohort, but no association with POAG was detected when analyzed individually or as a group (P > 0.05). Furthermore, a survey of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's (NHLBI's) Exome Sequencing Project revealed that non-synonymous ASB10 mutations are present in the general population at a far higher frequency than the prevalence of POAG. These data suggest that non-synonymous mutations in ASB10 do not cause Mendelian forms of POAG.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Cohort Studies
  • Germany
  • Glaucoma, Open-Angle / genetics*
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure / genetics
  • Iowa
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mutation
  • Oregon
  • Suppressor of Cytokine Signaling Proteins / genetics*


  • ASB10 protein, human
  • Suppressor of Cytokine Signaling Proteins