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Selected Publications


Koenekoop RK, Sui R, Sallum J, van den Born LI, Ajlan R, Khan A, den Hollander AI, Cremers FP, Mendola JD, Bittner AK, Dagnelie G, Schuchard RA, Saperstein DA. Oral 9-cis retinoid for childhood blindness due to Leber congenital amaurosis caused by RPE65 or LRAT mutations: an open-label phase 1b trial.  Lancet. 2014 Jul 11.  pii: S0140-6736(14)60153-7. 

Stanislav Kmoch, Jacek Majewski, Vasanth Ramamurthy, Sang Ni Cao, Ian MacDonald, Huanan Ren, Irma Lopez, Somayyeh Fahiminiya, Vincent Sun, Vafa Keser, Ayesha Khan, Viktor Stranecky, Hana Hartmannova, Anna Pristoupilova, Katerina Hodanova, Lenka Piherova, Ladislav Kuchar, Alica Baxova, Rui Chen, Hui Wang, Xia Wang, Angela Pyle, Helen Griffin, Miranda Splitt, Julianna Sallum, John Tolmie, Julian Sampson, Patrick Chinnery, Sudeshna Dutta, José Luiz Pedroso, Dror Sharon, Eyal Banin, Doris Kretzschmar, Michel Cayouette, and Robert Koenekoop   Mutations in PNPLA6 are linked to photoreceptor degeneration and various forms of childhood blindness. Nat Commun (Accepted/In Press).

Mackay DS, Borman AD, Sui R, van den Born LI, Berson EL, Ocaka LA, Davidson AE, Heckenlively JR, Branham K, Ren H, Lopez I, Maria M, Azam M, Henkes A, Blokland E; LCA5 Study Group, Andreasson S, de Baere E, Bennett J, Chader GJ, Berger W, Golovleva I, Greenberg J, den Hollander AI, Klaver CC, Klevering BJ, Lorenz B, Preising MN, Ramsear R, Roberts L, Roepman R, Rohrschneider K, Wissinger B, Qamar R, Webster AR, Cremers FP, Moore AT, Koenekoop RK. Screening of a large cohort of leber congenital amaurosis and retinitis pigmentosa patients identifies novel LCA5 mutations and new genotype-phenotype correlations. Hum Mutat. 2013 Nov;34(11):1537-46.

Coussa RG, Otto EA, Gee HY, Arthurs P, Ren H, Lopez I, Keser V, Fu Q, Faingold R, Khan A, Schwartzentruber J, Majewski J, Hildebrandt F, Koenekoop RK. WDR19: an ancient, retrograde, intraflagellar ciliary protein is mutated in autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa and in Senior-Loken syndrome. Clin Genet. 2013 Aug;84(2):150-9.

Koenekoop RK, Wang H, Majewski J, Wang X, Lopez I, Ren H, Chen Y, Li Y, Fishman GA, Genead M, Schwartzentruber J, Solanki N, Traboulsi EI, Cheng J, Logan CV, McKibbin M, Hayward BE, Parry DA, Johnson CA, Nageeb M; Finding of Rare Disease Genes (FORGE) Canada Consortium, Poulter JA, Mohamed MD, Jafri H, Rashid Y, Taylor GR, Keser V, Mardon G, Xu H, Inglehearn CF, Fu Q, Toomes C, Chen R. Mutations in NMNAT1 cause Leber congenital amaurosis and identify a new disease pathway for retinal degeneration. Nat Genet. 2012 Sep;44(9):1035-9.