Gerodermia osteodysplastica is caused by mutations in SCYL1BP1, a Rab-6 interacting golgin.
Hennies HC., Kornak U., Zhang H., Egerer J., Zhang X., Seifert W., Kühnisch J., Budde B., Nätebus M., Brancati F., Wilcox WR., Müller D., Kaplan PB., Rajab A., Zampino G., Fodale V., Dallapiccola B., Newman W., Metcalfe K., Clayton-Smith J., Tassabehji M., Steinmann B., Barr FA., Nürnberg P., Wieacker P., Mundlos S.
Gerodermia osteodysplastica is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by wrinkly skin and osteoporosis. Here we demonstrate that gerodermia osteodysplastica is caused by loss-of-function mutations in SCYL1BP1, which is highly expressed in skin and osteoblasts. The protein localizes to the Golgi apparatus and interacts with Rab6, identifying SCYL1BP1 as a golgin. These results associate abnormalities of the secretory pathway with age-related changes in connective tissues.