PubMed 24468869

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Automatically associated channels: TRP , TRPM , TRPM1

Title: Autoantibodies to transient receptor potential cation channel, subfamily M, member 1 in a Japanese patient with melanoma-associated retinopathy.

Authors: Yukiko Morita, Kazuhiro Kimura, Youichiro Fujitsu, Atsushi Enomoto, Shinji Ueno, Mineo Kondo, Koh-Hei Sonoda

Journal, date & volume: Jpn. J. Ophthalmol., 2014 Mar , 58, 166-71

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To report a case of melanoma-associated retinopathy (MAR) in a Japanese patient found to have autoantibodies to transient receptor potential cation channel, subfamily M, member 1 (TRPM1).An 82-year-old man presented with blurred vision OS as well as night blindness and photopsia OU. Fundus photography, fluorescein angiography, and spectral domain-optical coherence tomography findings were essentially normal. Goldmann perimetry revealed a relative central scotoma, including the blind spot in the right eye, as well as a relative scotoma around a blind spot OS. The full-field scotopic electroretinograms showed a "negative-type" pattern OU, suggestive of extensive bipolar cell dysfunction. Systemic examination revealed that the patient had malignant melanoma of the anus with lung metastasis. Autoantibodies to TRPM1 were detected in the serum of the patient by immunoblot analysis. Vitreous opacity developed during follow-up. The visual symptoms and vitreous opacity of the patient were markedly improved after oral prednisolone therapy. The patient died as a result of widespread metastasis of the melanoma at 11 months after his first visit.The present case is the first reported instance of MAR positive for autoantibodies to TRPM1 in an Asian patient.