ACMICD; ECTOL1; FBN; GPHYSD2; MASS; MFLS; MFS1; OCTD; SGS; SSKS; WMS; WMS2
The FBN1 gene is associated with autosomal dominant Marfan syndrome (MedGen UID: 44287), MASS syndrome (MedGen UID: 346932), thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections (TAAD) (MedGen UID: 468423), isolated ectopia lentis (MedGen UID: 342716), and stiff skin syndrome (MedGen UID: 348877). Other FBN1-related conditions have been reported (OMIM: 134797).
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Pathogenic FBN1 variants are associated with 70%-93% of clinical cases of Marfan syndrome and are a rare cause of TAAD.
The FBN1 gene encodes fibrillin-1, a large, extracellular matrix glycoprotein, which is a major structural component of microfibrils. Microfibrils provide a scaffold for elastin deposition for the force-bearing structural support in connective tissue throughout the body.
The FBN1 gene is associated with autosomal dominant Marfan syndrome (MFS; MedGen UID: 44287), MASS syndrome (MedGen UID: 346932), thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections (MedGen UID: 468423), isolated ectopia lentis (MedGen UID: 342716), and stiff skin syndrome (MedGen UID: 348877). Other FBN1-related conditions have been reported (OMIM: 134797).
FBN1-related conditions are a spectrum of connective tissue disorders primarily involving the cardiovascular, skeletal, pulmonary, and ocular systems.
The FBN1 gene encodes the fibrillin-1 protein, a large glycoprotein that is part of the extracellular matrix structures called microfibrils (PMID: 3536967, 1852207). Microfibrils are ubiquitous elements of connective tissue and perform tissue-specific functions, including elasticity in skin, ligaments, and blood vessels, and more rigid structural support in bones, nerves, muscles, and lenses. Microfibrils have also been shown to sequester the transforming growth factor beta and modulate its activity contributing to organ growth and repair (PMID: 27437668).
FBN1-related conditions exhibit autosomal dominant inheritance. This means that an individual with a pathogenic variant has a 50% chance of passing that variant on to their offspring. FBN1 pathogenic variants exhibit high penetrance but variable expression, meaning that almost all individuals who inherit a disease-causing variant will develop some feature of these disorders, but those features vary among individuals (PMID: 10774478, 17657824). Virtually every individual with a pathogenic variant in FBN1will develop aortic disease at some point in their lifetime (PMID: 18310266).
Approximately 25% of individuals with MFS have a de novo pathogenic variant, and gonadal mosaicism has also been reported (PMID: 27437668).
Regardless of current clinical presentation, counseling regarding the risk for more severe features in individuals and their offspring is recommended (PMID: 20591885). The following surveillance and management options are also suggested.
Annual ophthalmologic evaluation is recommended for the detection of ectopia lentis, cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal detachment with aggressive refraction (to prevent amblyopia; PMID: 20591885).
Referral to orthopedist is recommended for standard management of skeletal manifestations, including scoliosis and pectus deformity (PMID: 20591885).
Contact sports, exercise exhaustion, and isometric activities involving a Valsalva maneuver should be avoided. Moderate exercise is appropriate and encouraged in most individuals with FBN1-related conditions (PMID: 20591885).
Genetic counseling and testing are recommended for affected individuals and at-risk family members to explain testing, interpret genetic test results, and arrange familial testing (PMID: 20359588).
Review date: February 2018
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