Case Report| Volume 45, ISSUE 4, P244-249, April 2023

A novel splice site CUL3 variant in a patient with neurodevelopmental delay



      CUL3-related neurodevelopmental disorder is a recently described rare genetic condition characterized by global developmental delay and intellectual disability. Five affected individuals have been reported worldwide. The molecular and phenotypic spectrum of the disorder has yet to be fully elucidated. Splice variants in CUL3 are a well-described cause of pseudohypoaldosteronism type IIE; however, splice variants have not been associated with the neurodevelopmental disorder. We report the first individual with a neurodevelopmental disorder attributed to a CUL3 splice site variant.

      Case Report

      The patient presented with congenital developmental dysplasia of the hip and global developmental delay. A de novo splice site variant (c.379-2A > G) was identified in CUL3 and is predicted to abolish the acceptor splice site.


      This is the first report of an individual with a splice site variant causing CUL3-related neurodevelopmental disorder and expands our understanding of this rare condition.


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