• Bruck syndrome;
  • osteogenesis imperfecta;
  • bisphosphonate;
  • phenotypic variability;
  • collagen


Bruck syndrome (BS) is an autosomal recessive syndromic form of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) that is characterized by the additional presence of pterygium formation. We have recently shown that FKBP10 previously reported as a novel autosomal recessive OI gene also defines a novel Bruck syndrome locus (BKS3). In this manuscript, we extend our analysis to describe a mutation previously described in isolated OI patients and show that it results in BS phenotype in a Saudi family. More interestingly, we describe a novel FKBP10 mutation that results in isolated OI as well as BS phenotype in the same family. These results, combined with recently published work, confirm that FKBP10 is a bonafide BS locus and lay the foundation for future research into modifiers that underlie the phenotypic heterogeneity of FKBP10 mutations. © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.