A patient with a unique presentation of CHARGE syndrome and a G744S CHD7 mutation. A. Pedigree of a CHARGE patient with a novel CHD7 mutation. circle: female; square: male; arrow: proband; +: wild type allele. B. Photographs of the facies (I), eyes (II), and hands (III) of the CHD7 G744S heterozygous proband. C. Evolutionary conservation of the residue Gly744. ClustalW multiple alignment of partial protein sequence of CHD7 orthologs. The position of residue G744 altered by one heterozygous nucleotide change is marked by arrow and red letters in the corresponding segment of the multiple alignment. The amino acid residues that differ from the sequence of the human CHD7 protein are indicated blue. Gly744 residue is evolutionarily fully conserved in all fifteen available CHD7 orthologs. D. Structural model of the amino acid regions spanning 651-794 of the CHD7 protein obtained by sequence homology to a bacterial flagellar filament. The site of the mutation (indicated in magenta), which is predicted to be detrimental by POLYPHEN, lies on a protein interaction surface as indicated by SSPIDER.