Two Novel Pathogenic Variants Confirm RMND1 Causative Role in Perrault Syndrome with Renal Involvement

Genes (Basel). 2020 Sep 8;11(9):1060. doi: 10.3390/genes11091060.


RMND1 (required for meiotic nuclear division 1 homolog) pathogenic variants are known to cause combined oxidative phosphorylation deficiency (COXPD11), a severe multisystem disorder. In one patient, a homozygous RMND1 pathogenic variant, with an established role in COXPD11, was associated with a Perrault-like syndrome. We performed a thorough clinical investigation and applied a targeted multigene hearing loss panel to reveal the cause of hearing loss, ovarian dysfunction (two cardinal features of Perrault syndrome) and chronic kidney disease in two adult female siblings. Two compound heterozygous missense variants, c.583G>A (p.Gly195Arg) and c.818A>C (p.Tyr273Ser), not previously associated with disease, were identified in RMND1 in both patients, and their segregation with disease was confirmed in family members. The patients have no neurological or intellectual impairment, and nephrological evaluation predicts a benign course of kidney disease. Our study presents the mildest, so far reported, RMND1-related phenotype and delivers the first independent confirmation that RMND1 is causally involved in the development of Perrault syndrome with renal involvement. This highlights the importance of including RMND1 to the list of Perrault syndrome causative factors and provides new insight into the clinical manifestation of RMND1 deficiency.

Keywords: COXPD11 (combined oxidative phosphorylation deficiency); Perrault syndrome; RMND1 (required for meiotic nuclear division 1 homolog); hearing loss; mitochondria; ovarian dysfunction; renal disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cell Cycle Proteins / genetics*
  • Female
  • Gonadal Dysgenesis, 46,XX / etiology*
  • Gonadal Dysgenesis, 46,XX / pathology
  • Hearing Loss, Sensorineural / etiology*
  • Hearing Loss, Sensorineural / pathology
  • Homozygote
  • Humans
  • Kidney Diseases / physiopathology*
  • Male
  • Mutation*
  • Pedigree
  • Phenotype


  • Cell Cycle Proteins
  • RMND1 protein, human

Supplementary concepts

  • Gonadal dysgenesis XX type deafness