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Medicina (B.Aires) ; 81(4): 574-580, ago. 2021. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1346509

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Abstract The growth hormone receptor (GHR) mediates the effect of growth hormone (GH) on linear growth and metabolism. In humans, it exists as two isoforms differing by the retention or exclusion of exon 3; a full-length GHR isoform (GHRfl) and the exon 3-deleted isoform (GHRd3). The genotypic frequency of this polymorphism was analyzed in several studies and in different human populations. However scarce information in Argentinean population is available. Associations between GHRd3 and growth have been reported previously. Some studies have shown that the presence of GHRd3 polymorphism might be a potential variant that improves growth response to recombinant human GH (rhGH) therapy in patients born small for gestational age (SGA), among others. However, over the years the results have been controversial and inconclusive. Based on this, it would be proposed that variants at the genomic level are not completely reflected at the mRNA level. Our aim was to evaluate the genotypic frequencies (%) of the GHR gene polymorphism (GHRfl/GHRfl; GHRfl/GHRd3; GHRd3/GHRd3) in normal Argentinean population (n = 94) and SGA patients (n = 65), and the expression of these polymorphisms at mRNA level in the fetal side of placenta tissues was analyzed. In addition, their asso ciation with spontaneous postnatal catch-up growth in SGA patients was also evaluated. In this study, we show a significant increment of compensatory growth in small for gestational age children (SGA) associated to the presence of the GHRd3 allele polymorphism. In addition, the expression of GHR in healthy placentas revealed that no alternative splicing mechanism occurs.


Resumen El receptor de la hormona de creci miento (GHR) media la acción de la hormona de crecimiento (GH) en el crecimiento lineal y el metabolismo. En los seres humanos, existen dos isoformas que difieren en la retención (GHRfl) o exclusión del exón 3 (GHRd3). La frecuencia genotípica de este polimorfismo fue analizada en varios estudios y en diferentes poblaciones. Sin embargo, la información disponible en la población argentina es escasa. Se ha reportado anteriormente asociación entre el polimorfismo GHRd3 y el crecimiento. Varios estudios ha n demostrado que la presencia del polimorfismo GHRd3 podría mejorar, en pacientes nacidos pequeños para la edad gestacional, entre otros, la respuesta a la terapia con GH humana recombinante (rhGH). Sin embargo, a lo largo de los años los resultados han sido con trovertidos y no concluyentes. En base a esto, se propondría que las variantes a nivel genómico no se reflejan completamente a nivel del ARNm. Nuestro objetivo fue evaluar la frecuencia genotípica de los polimorfismos del gen del GHR (GHRfl/GHRfl; GHRfl/GHRd3; GHRd3/GHRd3) en la población argentina normal (n = 94) y en niños pequeños para la edad gestacional (n = 65), y se analizó la expresión de estos polimorfismos a nivel de ARNm en la porción fetal de placentas sanas. Además, se evaluó la asociación de este polimorfismo con el cre cimiento postnatal espontáneo en pacientes pequeños para la edad gestacional. En este estudio, mostramos un incremento significativo del crecimiento compensatorio en niños pequeños para la edad gestacional asociado a la presencia del polimorfismo del alelo GHRd3. Además, los ensayos de expresión de GHR en placentas sanas revelaron que no se produciría ningún mecanismo de splicing alternativo.


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Humans , Female , Pregnancy , Child , Receptors, Somatotropin/genetics , Human Growth Hormone , Polymorphism, Genetic , Carrier Proteins , Exons , Gestational Age
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Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 54: e01452020, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | ColecionaSUS, LILACS, ColecionaSUS, SES-SP | ID: biblio-1143891

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Abstract INTRODUCTION: We evaluated the association between genetic polymorphisms in exon 1 (A/O alleles) and promoter regions at positions -550 (H/L variant, rs11003125) and -221 (X/Y variant, rs7096206) MBL2 and periportal fibrosis regression. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study involving 114 Brazilians infected with Schistosoma mansoni, who were subjected to follow-up for three years after specific treatment for schistosomiasis to estimate the probability of periportal fibrosis regression. RESULTS: A risk association was observed between polymorphism at the exon 1 MBL2 and periportal fibrosis regression. CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that the polymorphism of exon 1 MBL2 may potentially be used to predict periportal fibrosis regression in this population.


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Humans , Animals , Schistosomiasis/genetics , Mannose-Binding Lectin/genetics , Polymorphism, Genetic , Brazil , Exons/genetics , Retrospective Studies , Genetic Predisposition to Disease , Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide , Genotype , Liver Cirrhosis/genetics
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Journal of Experimental Hematology ; (6): 1917-1922, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-922224

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OBJECTIVE@#To analyze the different subtypes caused by c.721C>T substitution in the exon 7 of the ABO gene, and to investigate the related molecular mechanism of different antigens expression.@*METHODS@#ABO subtypes in 7 samples were identified by standard serological methods. The exons 6, 7, and adjacent intron of ABO gene were amplified by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), and the PCR products were analyzed by direct DNA sequencing and cloning sequencing.@*RESULTS@#ABO subtypes phenotypes were A@*CONCLUSION@#c.721C>T substitution in the ABO gene causes p.Arg241Trp exchange resulting in the decreasing of GTA or GTB activities and weaker antigen expression. O.01.07 is a null allele which cannot form a functional catalytic enzyme has no effect on A


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ABO Blood-Group System/genetics , Alleles , Exons , Genotype , Mutation, Missense
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-922011

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the genetic basis for a child with 46,XY disorders of sex development (DSD) and explore its genotype-phenotype correlation.@*METHODS@#The child was subjected to whole exome sequencing (WES), and exons 1 to 7 of NR5A1 were subjected to multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) analysis.@*RESULTS@#The patient presented with rudimentary vulva of a female with Tanner stage 1. B-mode ultrasonography has detected ovary and uterus. The child was found to have a chromosome karyotype of 46,XY. WES revealed that the patient has harbored heterozygous deletion of exon 5 of the NR5A1 gene, which was a novel pathogenic variant inherited from the mother. No abnormality was found in the father.@*CONCLUSION@#The main symptoms of 46,XY DSD children are insufficient external genitalia masculinization, for which variants of the NR5A1 gene are an important cause. WES has improved the detection rate of genetic variants and provided a solid basis for genetic counseling of the affected families.


Subject(s)
Child , Disorder of Sex Development, 46,XY/genetics , Disorders of Sex Development/genetics , Exons/genetics , Female , Genetic Testing , Heterozygote , Humans , Mutation , Steroidogenic Factor 1/genetics
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-922008

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OBJECTIVE@#To provide a basis for genetic counseling and clinical precision therapy by exploring the genetic etiology of a child with recurrent hypoglycemia convulsion accompanied by language retardation.@*METHODS@#Peripheral blood samples were obtained from the proband, his sister and his parents. Whole genomic DNA was extracted and analyzed by the whole exon gene sequencing and confirmed by Sanger sequencing.@*RESULTS@#The proband and his sister were found to carry compound heterozygous variants c.731T>A (p.M244L) and c.928G>A (p.G244S) of the GYS2 gene, which had not been reported in the past, the c.731T>A (p.M244L) site was derived from the maternal heterozygous mutation, while c.928G>A (p.G244S) site from the father heterozygous mutation.@*CONCLUSION@#The compound heterozygous variants c.731T>A (p.M244L) and c.928G>A (p.G244S) of the GYS2 gene were the genetic cause of glycogen storage syndrome type 0 in children, providing basis for family genetic counseling. When the patient had Hypoglycemia often accompanied with convulsions, which was easy to be misdiagnosed as seizures, and the antiepileptic treatment was ineffective. After genetic diagnosis, the seizure can be controlled by improving diet to maintain blood glucose stability.


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Child , Exons , Glycogen , Heterozygote , Humans , Mutation , Pedigree , Siblings
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-921977

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OBJECTIVE@#To detect pathogenic variant in a child featuring Usher syndrome type II.@*METHODS@#Peripheral blood samples of the child and his parents were collected for the analysis of variants of hearing impairment-related genes. The findings were verified in 100 individuals with normal hearing.@*RESULTS@#The child was found to harbor compound heterozygous variants of the USH2A gene, namely c.8224-1G>C in intron 41 and c.5678C>G(p.Ser1893X) in exon 28, which were inherited respectively from his mother and father. Based on the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics standards and guidelines, both c.8224-1G>C and c.5678C>G(p.Ser1893X) variants of USH2A gene were predicted to be pathogenic(PVS1+PM2+PM3).@*CONCLUSION@#The compound heterozygous variants c.8224-1G>C and c.5678C>G of the USH2A gene probably underlay the disease in this child. Above finding has enriched the spectrum of USH2A gene variants.


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Child , Exons , Extracellular Matrix Proteins/genetics , Family , Humans , Introns , United States , Usher Syndromes/genetics
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-921958

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OBJECTIVE@#To identify the etiology of a patient with severe symptoms of DMD and to trace its pathogenic gene, so as to provide a basis for genetic counseling and clinical intervention.@*METHODS@#Multiple ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) technique was used to analyze exon deletion/repetitive variant of DMD gene, and further analysis was performed by chromosome G-banding, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and SNP array analysis.@*RESULTS@#The MLPA results of the proband showed that the exon 1-79 of DMD gene were deleted, the G-banding karyotype of blood sample was 46, XY, and the deletion of the short arm of X chromosome was found by FISH. SNP array results showed that 5.8Mb (29 628 158-35 434 714) deletion occurred in the Xp21.2p21.1 region of X chromosome, and the patient was diagnosed as the contiguous deletion syndrome involving the genes of IL1RAPL, MAGEB1-4, ROB, CXorf2, GM, AP3K7IP, FTHL1, DMD, FAM47A, TMEM47, and FAM47B.@*CONCLUSION@#The exact pathogenic site of this family is the deletion of 5.8 Mb (29 628 158-35 434 714) in the Xp21.2p21.1 region of X chromosome, which can be used for prenatal diagnosis. High resolution SNP array technique plays an important role in detecting potential chromosome abnormalities in patients.


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Dystrophin/genetics , Exons , Female , Gene Deletion , Humans , In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence , Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne/genetics , Pregnancy , Prenatal Diagnosis
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-888401

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OBJECTIVE@#To determine the genotype of an individual suspected for Aw through DNA sequencing.@*METHODS@#Serologic testing was carried out with standard methods. Exons 6 and 7 of the ABO genes were amplified by PCR and subjected to direct sequencing or sequenced after gene cloning.@*RESULTS@#Serological testing showed that the forward typing and reverse typing were Aw and A, respectively. DNA sequencing revealed that the individual has carried an Aw allele and an O allele. Haplotype sequencing of each allele has revealed a nt543 variant (543G>C) in the Aw allele.@*CONCLUSION@#The individual was verified as a rare A subtype, which was previously unreported in mainland China.


Subject(s)
ABO Blood-Group System/genetics , Alleles , Exons , Genotype , Humans , Phenotype
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-888381

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OBJECTIVE@#To identify the pathogenic variants of 4 patients with hemolytic anemia of unknown cause.@*METHODS@#Peripheral blood samples of the patients and their family members were collected to extract DNA. The coding region and splice region in all exons of gene of erythrocyte related diseases were analyzed by using target sequence capture and high-throughput sequencing technology. Suspected pathogenic variants were verified by PCR combined Sanger sequencing technology.@*RESULTS@#Each of the probands was detected two compound heterozygous variants, and CDA II was diagnosed. Six variants were detected in the 4 probands, four variants were reported and the other two were first reported.@*CONCLUSION@#By high-throughput sequencing, gene variant of CDA II be analyzed fast and accurately. It is an effective supplement to convenional diagnostic methods. Furthermore, the novel variant sites have enriched the variant database of the SEC23B gene.


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Anemia, Dyserythropoietic, Congenital/genetics , Exons/genetics , High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing , Humans , Mutation , Vesicular Transport Proteins/genetics
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-888376

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the clinical features and genetic basis for a patient diagnosed with creatine deficiency syndrome (CDS).@*METHODS@#The patient was subjected to whole exome sequencing (WES). Candidate variant was verified by Sanger sequencing. The level of creatine was determined by using a magnetic resonance spectrum (MRS) method.@*RESULTS@#The patient presented with development delay and poor response to stimuli. No obvious abnormality was found with his muscle tone and strength of his limbs. Borderline EEG was detected. MRI showed abnormal development of the white matter and dysplasia of corpus callosum. Urine organic acid screening has shown increased glycerin-3-phosphate. WES revealed that the patient has carried compound heterozygous variants of the GAMT gene, namely c.412C>T and IVS4-1G>A, which were respectively derived from his mother and father. MRS showed reduced creatine in bilateral basal ganglia. Functional study of the splicing site suggested that the IVS4-1G>A variant has resulted skipping of exon 5 upon splicing.@*CONCLUSION@#The compound variants of the GAMT gene probably underlay the disease in this child. Above finding has enriched the spectrum of GAMT gene variants.


Subject(s)
Child , Creatine , Exons , Humans , Mutation , Syndrome , Whole Exome Sequencing
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880088

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OBJECTIVE@#To establish a method for rapid detection and typing of NPM1 mutations in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) by fluorescence melting curve analysis technology.@*METHODS@#A pair of primers and a fluorescent single-stranded probe (molecule beacon) were designed for the mutant genes mutA, mutB, mutD in exon 12 of nucleopsin (NPM1) and wild type. With a real-time qPCR, the A, B, and D gene mutations of NPM1 were detected and typed by different-melting curve peak value of the probe through RT-PCR.@*RESULTS@#This method could detected the mutations of A, B, and D in NPM1 effectively with a sensitivity of 1%. Furthermore, 62 AML clinical samples were evaluated by the method. In the results, the detection rate and typing of NPM1 mutations were consistent with the sequencing results of clinical samples.@*CONCLUSION@#There are three features in the method of fluorescence melting curve analysis: stable PCR system, easy to operate, and the easily distinguishable results. The method might meet the demand for rapid typing of NPM1 gene mutation in early diagnosis or concomitant diagnosis of AML.


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Exons , Genotype , Humans , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/genetics , Mutation , Nuclear Proteins/genetics
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879905

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A boy was admitted on day 3 after birth due to shortness of breath for 2 days and cyanosis for 1 day. He had clinical manifestations of dyspnea in the early postnatal period and situs inversus, and was finally diagnosed with Kartagener syndrome. His condition was improved after oxygen therapy, anti-infective therapy, and aerosol therapy. The genetic testing showed that there was a large-fragment loss of heterozygosity, exon 48_50, and a hemizygous mutation, c.7915C > T(p.R2639X), in the


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China , Dyspnea , Exons , Humans , Infant, Newborn , Kartagener Syndrome/therapy , Male , Situs Inversus/genetics
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879851

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This is a case report on a 1-day-old male neonate admitted due to a weak cry for 1 day and recurrent circumoral cyanosis for 2 hours. He had unusual facial features at birth, with a single transverse palmar crease on both hands, flat feet, weak cry, feeding difficulties, congenital heart disease, and abnormality on cerebral MRI. Whole exome sequencing showed a


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Exons , Genetic Testing , Humans , Infant, Newborn , Intellectual Disability/genetics , Male , Mutation , Whole Exome Sequencing
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879623

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the genetic basis for a pedigree affected with hereditary multiple osteochondroma (HMO).@*METHODS@#Peripheral blood samples were collected from the proband and members of his pedigree with informed consent. Following extraction of genomic DNA, all coding exons and flanking intronic sequences (-10 bp) of the EXT1 and EXT2 genes were subjected to targeted capture and next generation sequencing (NGS). Suspected variant was verified by Sanger sequencing.@*RESULTS@#A heterozygous nonsense variant (c.1911C>A) was found in exon 10 of the EXT1 gene in the proband and his affected father but not in a healthy sister and normal controls. The variant was classified as a pathogenic based on the guidelines of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (PVS1+PM2+PP1). Bioinformatic analysis predicted that the c.1911C>A variant may be disease-causing via nonsense-mediated mRNA decay and anomalous splicing.@*CONCLUSION@#The c.1911C>A variant probably underlay the disease in this pedigree. Discovery of this variant enriched the variant spectrum of HMO.


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Codon, Nonsense , Exons/genetics , Exostoses, Multiple Hereditary/genetics , Heterozygote , Humans , Pedigree
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879602

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the genetic basis for a patient with primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD).@*METHODS@#High-throughput sequencing and bioinformatic analysis were carried out to identify pathogenic variant in the patient. Suspected variant was verified by Sanger sequencing among the family members, and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) was used to achieve the pregnancy.@*RESULTS@#The patient had obstructive azoospermia, measurement of nasal NO exhalation at 84 ppb, and typical symptoms of PCD in nasal sinuses and lungs. DNA sequencing showed that he had carried biallelic variants of the DNAH5 gene, namely c.1489C>T (p.Q497X) in exon 11 and c.6304C>T (p.R2102C) in exon 38. His wife achieved clinical pregnancy with the assistance of ICSI.@*CONCLUSION@#Above finding has enriched the spectrum of DNAH5 gene variants, though the latters did not affect the outcome of pregnancy by ICSI.


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Axonemal Dyneins/genetics , Exons , High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing , Humans , Kartagener Syndrome/genetics , Male , Sequence Analysis, DNA , Sperm Injections, Intracytoplasmic
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879596

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OBJECTIVE@#To establish a newborn screening system for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) through assessment of MM isoenzyme of creatine kinase (CK-MM) activity.@*METHODS@#The CK-MM level was detected using dry blood spot filter paper from 10 252 male newborns. The results were grouped based on their gestational age, sampling time and intervals between the experiments. The threshold value for CK-MM necessitating genetic testing was determined. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) was carried out for those with a CK-MM value over the threshold, and the result was verified by multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA).@*RESULTS@#Based on the result of non-parametric rank sum test, the median CK-MM concentration has increased with the gestational age, and was inversely correlated with the age of the newborns among unaffected specimens. CK-MM on dry blood spot filter paper can be stable for 14 days at 2-8℃. Statistical analysis of CK-MM value of the 10 252 neonates suggested that the threshold may be set as 700 ng/mL. Exonic deletions were found in 2 confirmed cases, whose CK-MM level was greater than 2000 ng/mL.@*CONCLUSION@#Detection of CK-MM in dry blood spot filter paper has provided an effective method for newborn screening of DMD. This simple and inexpensive method can be used for large-scale screening, which is of great value to the early intervention and treatment of the disease.


Subject(s)
Dystrophin/genetics , Exons , Humans , Infant, Newborn , Male , Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction , Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne/genetics , Neonatal Screening
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879595

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OBJECTIVE@#To summarize the result of genetic testing and therapeutic prospect of 2042 unrelated Chinese pedigrees affected with Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy (DMD/BMD) from a single center from 2005 to 2019.@*METHODS@#Peripheral blood samples of the pedigrees were collected for the detection of DMD gene variants with combined multiple ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA), next generation sequencing (NGS) and Sanger sequencing.@*RESULTS@#DMD and BMD have respectively accounted for 78.60% and 21.40% of the pedigrees, which included 33 female probands. Variants of the DMD gene were detected in 1986 pedigrees (97.26%). Large deletions, duplications and small-scale mutations have respectively accounted for 71.85%, 8.76% and 19.39%. Common deletions and duplications have included deletion of exons 45-50 and duplications of exon 2, while no hot spot was found with small-scale mutations. For 1595 pedigrees affected with DMD, 935 (58.62%) were hereditary and 660 (41.38%) were de novo in origin. 34.28% (700/2042) of the patients had symptoms which could be relieved by gene therapy.@*CONCLUSION@#This has been the largest single-center study of DMD pedigrees, which has attained definite diagnosis in 97.26% of the patients. The results have enabled genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis for the affected families upon their subsequent pregnancies, enriched the spectrum of DMD gene variants, as well as facilitated study of the mechanism of DMD gene mutations and exploration of clinical treatment.


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China , Dystrophin/genetics , Exons/genetics , Female , Gene Deletion , Genetic Testing , Humans , Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne/therapy , Mutation , Pedigree , Pregnancy
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879586

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the genetic basis for a patient featuring Rotor syndrome.@*METHODS@#Clinical data of the patient was collected. Whole exome sequencing (WES) based on high-throughput sequencing technology was carried out. Long-interspersed element-1 (LINE-1) insertion in intron 5 of the SLCO1B3 gene was detected by using tri-primer single tube PCR.@*RESULTS@#WES revealed that the patient has carried homozygous c.1738C>T nonsense variants of the SLCO1B1 gene. He was also found to harbor a homozygous insertion of LINE-1 in intron 5 of the SLCO1B3 gene, which has caused skipping of exon 5 or exons 5 to 7 and introduced a stop codon in the SLCO1B3 transcript.@*CONCLUSION@#The homozygous c.1738C>T variant of the SLCO1B1 gene and homozygous insertion of LINE-1 in intron 5 of the SLCO1B3 gene probably underlay the Rotor syndrome in this patient.


Subject(s)
Exons/genetics , Homozygote , Humans , Hyperbilirubinemia, Hereditary , Introns/genetics , Liver-Specific Organic Anion Transporter 1 , Male , Whole Exome Sequencing
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879571

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the molecular basis for an individual with Bw subtype.@*METHODS@#Routine serological reactions were used to determine the surface antigens of erythrocytes and antibodies in serum. PCR-sequence-based typing (PCR-SBT) was used to analyze the coding regions of the ABO gene and erythroid-specific regulatory element in its intron 1. Amplicons for exons 5 to 7 containing the variant site were subjected to TA cloning for the isolation of the haploid and verification of the sequence. The 3D structure of mutant protein was predicted with Pymol software. Changes of amino acid residues and structural stability were also analyzed.@*RESULTS@#Serological assay showed that the individual had weakened B antigen and anti-B antibody in his serum. His genotype was determined as ABO*B.01/ABO*O.01.01. Sequencing of the entire coding region of the ABO gene identified an additional heterozygous c.734C/T variant. No variant was found in the erythroid-specific regulatory element of intron 1. Haploid cloning and isolation has obtained an ABO*O.01.01 allele and a ABO*B.01 allele containing a c.734T variant, which has led to substitution of Thr by Ile at position 245 in the functional center of glycosyltransferase. Based on the 3D structure of the protein, the residues binding with the mutation were unchanged, but the bonding distance between the hydrogens was changed with the amino acid substitution. Meanwhile, the connections with water molecules were increased.@*CONCLUSION@#The c.734C>T variant of the GTB gene can lead to an amino acid substitution in the functional center of the enzyme, which in turn may affect the stability of glycosyltransferase B protein and reduceits enzymatic activity.


Subject(s)
ABO Blood-Group System/genetics , Alleles , Exons/genetics , Genotype , Glycosyltransferases/genetics , Humans , Male , Phenotype
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879564

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OBJECTIVE@#To detect pathogenic variants in a pedigree affected with propionic acidemia (PA).@*METHODS@#The proband was subjected to high-throughput next-generation sequencing. Suspected variants were validated by Sanger sequencing of his family members. mRNA was extracted from peripheral blood lymphocytes from the proband's father in order to verify the impact of the splicing variant by RT-PCR combined with Sanger sequencing. The pathogenicity of the missense variant was predicted by using PolyPhen-2, Mutation Taster, SIFT, COBALT and HOPE software.@*RESULTS@#The proband was found to harbor compound heterozygous variants of the PCCB gene, namely c.184-2A>G and c.733G>A (p.G245S), which were respectively inherited from his father and mother. RT-PCR combined with Sanger sequencing confirmed skipping of exon 2 during transcription. Bioinformatic analysis indicated the c.733G>A (p.G245S) variant to be damaging.@*CONCLUSION@#The two variants of the PCCB gene probably underlay the disease in this patient. Above findings have enriched the spectrum of PCCB gene variants.


Subject(s)
Exons , Humans , Mutation , Mutation, Missense , Pedigree , Propionic Acidemia/genetics
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