Identification of novel compound heterozygous mutations of the MYO15A gene with autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing loss

J Clin Lab Anal. 2022 Oct;36(10):e24653. doi: 10.1002/jcla.24653. Epub 2022 Aug 10.


Background: The most common inheritance pattern responsible for congenital deafness belongs to autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing loss (ARNSHL) and mutations of the highly heterogeneous MYO15A locus are present in a large proportion of cases.

Methods: One Chinese family with ARNSHL was subjected to clinical evaluation and genetic analysis. We used targeted and whole exome sequencing with Sanger sequencing to identify and characterize mutations. Bioinformatics analysis was conducted to evaluate molecular functions.

Results: Three compound heterozygous MYO15A gene variants, including two novel variants, c.6804G > A (p.M2268I), and c.6188_6190delinsGTCA (p.F2063Cfs*60), responsible for deafness were identified. Pathogenicity was assessed by multiple bioinformatics analyses.

Conclusion: We identified novel mutations of the MYO15A locus associated with ARNSHL in a Chinese family. The current findings expand the MYO15A pathogenic mutation spectrum to assist with genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis.

Keywords: MYO15A; hearing loss; mutation; targeted exome sequencing; whole exome sequencing.

MeSH terms

  • Deafness* / genetics
  • Exome*
  • Genes, Recessive
  • Humans
  • Inheritance Patterns
  • Mutation
  • Myosins* / genetics
  • Pedigree


  • MYO15A protein, human
  • Myosins

Supplementary concepts

  • Nonsyndromic Deafness