Incidental Mutation 'D4043:Pde6b'
Institutional Source Beutler Lab
Gene Symbol Pde6b
Ensembl Gene ENSMUSG00000029491
Gene Namephosphodiesterase 6B, cGMP, rod receptor, beta polypeptide
Synonymsrd10, Pdeb, rd, rd1, r
Accession Numbers

Genbank: NM_008806; MGI: 97525

Is this an essential gene? Non essential (E-score: 0.000) question?
Stock #D4043 (G3) of strain 483
Quality Score
Status Validated
Chromosomal Location108388391-108432397 bp(+) (GRCm38)
Type of Mutationnonsense
DNA Base Change (assembly) C to T at 108425356 bp
Amino Acid Change Arginine to Stop codon at position 531 (R531*)
Ref Sequence ENSEMBL: ENSMUSP00000031456 (fasta)
Gene Model predicted gene model for transcript(s): [ENSMUST00000031456]
Predicted Effect probably null
Transcript: ENSMUST00000031456
AA Change: R531*
SMART Domains Protein: ENSMUSP00000031456
Gene: ENSMUSG00000029491
AA Change: R531*

GAF 71 230 1.29e-27 SMART
GAF 252 439 5.76e-25 SMART
Blast:HDc 484 538 1e-24 BLAST
HDc 554 732 1.25e-9 SMART
Blast:HDc 757 792 8e-13 BLAST
low complexity region 813 837 N/A INTRINSIC
Predicted Effect noncoding transcript
Transcript: ENSMUST00000134865
Meta Mutation Damage Score 0.64 question?
Coding Region Coverage
  • 1x: 88.8%
  • 3x: 72.5%
Validation Efficiency 88% (220/249)
MGI Phenotype FUNCTION: [Summary is not available for the mouse gene. This summary is for the human ortholog.] Photon absorption triggers a signaling cascade in rod photoreceptors that activates cGMP phosphodiesterase (PDE), resulting in the rapid hydrolysis of cGMP, closure of cGMP-gated cation channels, and hyperpolarization of the cell. PDE is a peripheral membrane heterotrimeric enzyme made up of alpha, beta, and gamma subunits. This gene encodes the beta subunit. Mutations in this gene result in retinitis pigmentosa and autosomal dominant congenital stationary night blindness. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2009]
PHENOTYPE: Homozygotes for the rd1 mutation have severe retinal degeneration and vision loss. Rod cells are lost by 35 days of age; cone cells degenerate slower and some light sensitivity persists. Other allelic mutations produce similar or milder phenotypes. [provided by MGI curators]
Allele List at MGI

All alleles(13) : Targeted, knock-out(1) Targeted, other(1) Spontaneous(2) Chemically induced(9)

Other mutations in this stock
Total: 25 list
GeneRefVarChr/LocMutationPredicted EffectZygosity
1110020G09Rik T A 15: 9,103,385 probably benign Homo
1700029J07Rik A G 8: 45,956,403 V293A probably damaging Het
Adam29 A T 8: 55,872,461 C319* probably null Het
Adgrg1 T C 8: 95,005,229 probably null Homo
Ago3 A T 4: 126,351,003 V630E probably damaging Het
Armc8 G T 9: 99,483,976 N628K probably benign Het
Chd7 A G 4: 8,862,650 D2579G probably damaging Het
Duox1 G A 2: 122,344,795 C1358Y probably benign Het
Fam208a A G 14: 27,471,992 I1050V probably benign Het
Ftsj3 C A 11: 106,254,808 M66I possibly damaging Homo
Iqub C T 6: 24,505,751 E53K possibly damaging Het
Kirrel T A 3: 87,083,203 T771S probably benign Het
Lrrc66 A T 5: 73,607,526 S725T probably benign Het
Mael T C 1: 166,236,886 I104M probably benign Homo
Mkks C T 2: 136,874,610 V457I probably benign Het
Npas1 T C 7: 16,463,244 probably null Het
Ocrl T C X: 47,936,323 V359A probably benign Homo
Olfr1065 G A 2: 86,445,220 T254M probably damaging Het
Polr1a G A 6: 71,941,417 C653Y possibly damaging Het
Rbm26 A G 14: 105,152,540 V216A possibly damaging Het
Rin2 C A 2: 145,822,363 H52Q possibly damaging Het
Ssc5d C T 7: 4,943,983 T1112I possibly damaging Het
Sv2c C T 13: 96,088,481 V107M probably benign Het
Tulp3 G A 6: 128,324,150 S366L probably benign Het
Zfp831 T A 2: 174,645,266 V578E probably benign Homo
Other mutations in Pde6b
AlleleSourceChrCoordTypePredicted EffectPPH Score
IGL00534:Pde6b APN 5 108426571 splice site probably benign
IGL01071:Pde6b APN 5 108419715 nonsense probably null
IGL01335:Pde6b APN 5 108423513 missense probably benign 0.03
IGL01611:Pde6b APN 5 108403396 missense possibly damaging 0.90
IGL01881:Pde6b APN 5 108421500 missense probably benign 0.01
IGL01941:Pde6b APN 5 108423036 missense probably benign 0.11
IGL02616:Pde6b APN 5 108431541 missense probably benign 0.05
IGL02657:Pde6b APN 5 108420276 splice site probably benign
IGL03217:Pde6b APN 5 108419566 missense probably damaging 1.00
Bemr28 UTSW 5 unclassified
N/A:Pde6b UTSW 5 108429103 unclassified probably benign
R0940:Pde6b UTSW 5 108420337 missense possibly damaging 0.95
R0963:Pde6b UTSW 5 108430668 missense probably benign
R1738:Pde6b UTSW 5 108430559 nonsense probably null
R1753:Pde6b UTSW 5 108388691 nonsense probably null
R1801:Pde6b UTSW 5 108427847 missense possibly damaging 0.51
R1913:Pde6b UTSW 5 108427190 missense probably benign 0.05
R2131:Pde6b UTSW 5 108428203 missense probably damaging 1.00
R2282:Pde6b UTSW 5 108423586 splice site probably null
R3713:Pde6b UTSW 5 108423062 missense probably damaging 1.00
R4385:Pde6b UTSW 5 108427642 missense probably benign 0.08
R4562:Pde6b UTSW 5 108403368 missense probably benign 0.23
R4582:Pde6b UTSW 5 108425231 critical splice acceptor site probably null
R4939:Pde6b UTSW 5 108421497 missense probably benign 0.01
R4950:Pde6b UTSW 5 108430703 missense probably benign 0.16
R4972:Pde6b UTSW 5 108425264 missense probably benign 0.00
R4983:Pde6b UTSW 5 108425330 missense probably benign 0.21
R5056:Pde6b UTSW 5 108423491 nonsense probably null
R5514:Pde6b UTSW 5 108423451 missense probably benign 0.06
R5528:Pde6b UTSW 5 108423558 missense probably benign 0.04
R5937:Pde6b UTSW 5 108424327 missense probably benign 0.00
R6556:Pde6b UTSW 5 108421501 missense possibly damaging 0.56
R6826:Pde6b UTSW 5 108430592 nonsense probably null
R6884:Pde6b UTSW 5 108388708 missense probably damaging 0.99
Nature of Mutation

DNA sequencing using the SOLiD technique identified a C to T transition at position 1658 of the Ptranscript in exon 12 of 22 total exons.  Three transcripts of the Pde6b gene are displayed on Ensembl and Vega. The mutated nucleotide introduces a premature stop codon at arginine 531 of the encoded protein. The mutation has been confirmed by DNA sequencing using the Sanger method (Figure 1).

Protein Function and Prediction
Pde6b encodes the 856 amino acid rod cGMP-specific 3',5'-cyclic phosphodiesterase subunit beta (PDE6B). PDE6 is the rod-specific cGMP phosphodiesterase, and is a critical component of the phototransduction cascade in rod photoreceptors downstream of rhodopsin. PDE6B is one of the catalytic subunits of PDE6 (Uniprot P23440). Mutations in the Pde6b gene in both mouse and humans cause retinitis pigmentosa with severe retinal degeneration and vision loss (OMIM #268000).
The premature stop introduced by the Nd2 mutation in the Pde6b gene truncates 326 amino acids from the C-terminus of the protein. This allele is likely null.
Posted On2010-08-09