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Braz. j. biol ; 84: e255235, 2024. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1355897

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Abstract In soybean breeding program, continuous selection pressure on traits response to yield created a genetic bottleneck for improvements of soybean through hybridization breeding technique. Therefore an initiative was taken to developed high yielding soybean variety applying mutation breeding techniques at Plant Breeding Division, Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA), Bangladesh. Locally available popular cultivar BARI Soybean-5 was used as a parent material and subjected to five different doses of Gamma ray using Co60. In respect to seed yield and yield attributing characters, twelve true breed mutants were selected from M4 generation. High values of heritability and genetic advance with high genotypic coefficient of variance (GCV) for plant height, branch number and pod number were considered as favorable attributes for soybean improvement that ensure expected yield. The mutant SBM-18 obtained from 250Gy provided stable yield performance at diversified environments. It provided maximum seed yield of 3056 kg ha-1 with highest number of pods plant-1 (56). The National Seed Board of Bangladesh (NSB) eventually approved SBM-18 and registered it as a new soybean variety named 'Binasoybean-5' for large-scale planting because of its superior stability in various agro-ecological zones and consistent yield performance.


Resumo No programa de melhoramento da soja, a pressão pela seleção contínua para a resposta das características de rendimento criou um gargalo genético para melhorias da soja por meio da técnica de melhoramento por hibridação. Portanto, foi desenvolvida uma variedade de soja de alto rendimento, aplicando técnicas de reprodução por mutação, na Divisão de Melhoramento de Plantas, no Instituto de Agricultura Nuclear de Bangladesh (BINA), em Bangladesh. A cultivar popular BARI Soybean-5, disponível localmente, foi usada como material original e submetida a cinco doses diferentes de raios gama usando Co60. Em relação ao rendimento de sementes e às características de atribuição de rendimento, 12 mutantes genuínos foram selecionados a partir da geração M4. Altos valores de herdabilidade e avanço genético com alto coeficiente de variância genotípico (GCV) para altura da planta, número de ramos e número de vagens foram considerados atributos favoráveis ​​ao melhoramento da soja, garantindo, assim, a produtividade esperada. O mutante SBM-18, obtido a partir de 250Gy, proporcionou desempenho de rendimento estável em ambientes diversificados e produtividade máxima de sementes de 3.056 kg ha-1 com o maior número de vagens planta-1 (56). O Conselho Nacional de Sementes de Bangladesh (NSB) finalmente aprovou o SBM-18 e o registrou como uma nova variedade de soja, chamada 'Binasoybean-5', para plantio em larga escala por causa de sua estabilidade superior em várias zonas agroecológicas e desempenho de rendimento consistente.


Subject(s)
Soybeans/growth & development , Soybeans/genetics , Phenotype , Bangladesh , Plant Breeding , Genotype , Mutation
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Braz. j. biol ; 84: e256923, 2024. tab, ilus
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1360219

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Naturally occurring mutations in morphogenetic protein 15 (BMP15) are associated with decreased ovulation rate (OR), litter size (LS), and sterility. It is of a great interest to elucidate BMP15 gene in Cholistani sheep breed to uplift socio-economic status and the knowledge of Cholistani sheep breeding in Southern Punjab, Pakistan. In our study, a total of 50 infertile Cholistani sheep aged between 2-6 years and having no blood relation were screened for BMP15 mutations. For this purpose, a high-quality DNA was extracted from the blood of sheep followed by primer designing, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) amplification, DNA sequencing, and in silico analyses. Out of total 50 samples, 9 samples including case 1 (T3), case 2 (T8), case 3 (T17), case 4 (T22), case 5 (T25), case 6 (T33), case 7 (T40), case 8 (T44), and case 9 (T47) were found positive for a variety of already reported and novel BMP15 mutations. Further in silico analyses of the observed mutations have shown the functional impact of these mutations on different characteristics (molecular weight, theoretical PI, estimated half-life, instability index, sub-cellular localization, and 3D confirmation) of the encoded proteins, possibly altering the normal functionality. In a nutshell, findings of this study have confirmed the possible essential role of the BMP15 mutations in the infertility of the Cholistani sheep.


Mutações de ocorrência natural na proteína morfogenética 15 (BMP15) estão associadas à diminuição da taxa de ovulação (TO), tamanho da ninhada (TN) e esterilidade. Estudar a BMP15 na raça Cholistani para elevar o status socioeconômico e o conhecimento da criação de ovinos Cholistani no sul de Punjab, Paquistão. Em nosso estudo, 50 ovelhas Cholistani inférteis sem parentesco sanguíneo foram rastreadas para mutações BMP15. Para tanto, um DNA de alta qualidade foi extraído do sangue dessas ovelhas, seguido de concepção do primer, amplificação da reação em cadeia da polimerase (PCR), sequenciamento de DNA e análises in silico. Do total de 50 amostras, 9, incluindo caso 1 (T3), caso 2 (T8), caso 3 (T17), caso 4 (T22), caso 5 (T25), caso 6 (T33), caso 7 (T40), caso 8 (T44) e caso 9 (T47), foram consideradas positivas para uma variedade de mutações BMP15 novas e já relatadas. Mais análises in silico das mutações observadas mostraram o impacto funcional dessas mutações em diferentes características (peso molecular, PI teórico, meia-vida estimada, índice de instabilidade, localização subcelular e confirmação 3D) das proteínas codificadas, possivelmente alterando a funcionalidade normal. Nossos achados confirmaram o possível papel essencial das mutações BMP15 na infertilidade de ovelhas Cholistani.


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Animals , Sheep , Infertility , Mutation/genetics
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Braz. j. biol ; 83: e246040, 2023. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1285610

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Abstract Autosomal recessive primary microcephaly (MCPH) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by a congenitally reduced head circumference (-3 to -5 SD) and non-progressive intellectual disability. The objective of the study was to evaluate pathogenic mutations in the ASPM gene to understand etiology and molecular mechanism of primary microcephaly. Blood samples were collected from various families across different remote areas of Pakistan from February 2017 to May 2019 who were identified to be affected with primary microcephaly. DNA extraction was performed using the salting-out method; the quality and quantity of DNA were evaluated using spectrophotometry and 1% agarose gel electrophoresis, respectively in University of the Punjab. Mutation analysis was performed by whole exome sequencing from the Cologne Center for Genomics, University of Cologne. Sanger sequencing was done in University of the Punjab to confirm the pathogenic nature of mutation. A novel 4-bp deletion mutation c.3877_3880delGAGA was detected in exon 17 of the ASPM gene in two primary microcephaly affected families (A and B), which resulted in a frame shift mutation in the gene followed by truncated protein synthesis (p.Glu1293Lysfs*10), as well as the loss of the calmodulin-binding IQ domain and the Armadillo-like domain in the ASPM protein. Using the in-silico tools Mutation Taster, PROVEAN, and PolyPhen, the pathogenic effect of this novel mutation was tested; it was predicted to be "disease causing," with high pathogenicity scores. One previously reported mutation in exon 24 (c.9730C>T) of the ASPM gene resulting in protein truncation (p.Arg3244*) was also observed in family C. Mutations in the ASPM gene are the most common cause of MCPH in most cases. Therefore, enrolling additional affected families from remote areas of Pakistan would help in identifying or mapping novel mutations in the ASPM gene of primary microcephaly.


Resumo Microcefalia primária autossômica recessiva (MCPH) é um distúrbio do neurodesenvolvimento caracterizado por uma redução congênita do perímetro cefálico (-3 a -5 DP) e deficiência intelectual não progressiva. O objetivo do estudo foi avaliar mutações patogênicas no gene ASPM a fim de compreender a etiologia e o mecanismo molecular da microcefalia primária. Amostras de sangue foram coletadas de várias famílias em diferentes áreas remotas do Paquistão de fevereiro de 2017 a maio de 2019, que foram identificadas como afetadas com microcefalia primária. A extração do DNA foi realizada pelo método salting-out; a qualidade e a quantidade de DNA foram avaliadas por espectrofotometria e eletroforese em gel de agarose a 1%, respectivamente, na Universidade de Punjab. A análise de mutação foi realizada por sequenciamento completo do exoma do Cologne Center for Genomics, University of Cologne. O sequenciamento de Sanger foi feito na Universidade do Punjab para confirmar a natureza patogênica da mutação. Uma nova mutação de deleção de 4 bp c.3877_3880delGAGA foi detectada no exon 17 do gene ASPM em duas famílias afetadas por microcefalia primária (A e B), que resultou em uma mutação de frame shift no gene seguida por síntese de proteína truncada (pGlu1293Lysfs * 10), bem como a perda do domínio IQ de ligação à calmodulina e o domínio do tipo Armadillo na proteína ASPM. Usando as ferramentas in-silico Mutation Taster, PROVEAN e PolyPhen, o efeito patogênico dessa nova mutação foi testado; foi previsto ser "causador de doenças", com altos escores de patogenicidade. Uma mutação relatada anteriormente no exon 24 (c.9730C > T) do gene ASPM, resultando em truncamento de proteína (p.Arg3244 *) também foi observada na família C. Mutações no gene ASPM são a causa mais comum de MCPH na maioria dos casos . Portanto, a inscrição de famílias afetadas adicionais de áreas remotas do Paquistão ajudaria a identificar ou mapear novas mutações no gene ASPM da microcefalia primária.


Subject(s)
Humans , Microcephaly/genetics , Nerve Tissue Proteins/genetics , Pakistan , Consanguinity , Mutation/genetics
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Vaccimonitor (La Habana, Print) ; 31(3)sept.-dic. 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1410316

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The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 genetic variation must be closely monitored. Viral transmission can inevitably result from mutations in the viral genome and functional proteins that aid in the virus's adaptation to the host. This study aimed to look for mutations in the E protein and see how they affected the ligands' molecular docking. Mathematical saturation mutagenesis and other informatics techniques were used. Fourteen severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 isolates from Iraq were selected. Doxycycline and rutin were chosen as ligands. In four strains of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, the N15Y mutation was detected in the envelope protein. Depending on the calculation of the amount of energy of the atoms, this mutation is critical in modifying the shape of the protein as well as increasing protein stability. In the single-chain mutation, one pocket was determined, while all pentamer chains had two pockets. The N15Y mutation altered the degree of doxycycline binding by affecting the residue of attachment of the ligands. It also altered the position of the rutin's attachment to the E protein, which has a clear impact on the virion particle(AU)


La variación genética del coronavirus 2 del síndrome respiratorio agudo severo debe ser monitoreada de cerca. La transmisión viral puede resultar inevitablemente de mutaciones en el genoma viral y proteínas funcionales que ayudan en la adaptación del virus al hospedero. Este estudio tuvo como objetivo buscar mutaciones en la proteína E y ver cómo afectaban el acoplamiento molecular de los ligandos. Se utilizó la mutagénesis de saturación matemática y otras técnicas informáticas. Se seleccionaron 14 aislamientos del coronavirus 2 del síndrome respiratorio agudo severo en Irak. Se eligieron doxiciclina y rutina como ligandos. En cuatro cepas del coronavirus 2 del síndrome respiratorio agudo severo, se detectó la mutación N15Y en la proteína de la envoltura. Dependiendo del cálculo de la cantidad de energía de los átomos, esta mutación es fundamental para modificar la forma de la proteína y aumentar la estabilidad de la proteína. En la mutación de cadena única, se determinó un bolsillo, mientras que todas las cadenas de pentámero tenían dos bolsillos. La mutación N15Y alteró el grado de unión de doxiciclina al afectar el residuo de unión de los ligandos. También alteró la posición de unión de la rutina a la proteína E, lo que tiene un claro impacto en la partícula del virión(AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Doxycycline/therapeutic use , COVID-19/transmission , Mutation
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Arch. argent. pediatr ; 120(5): e213-e217, oct. 2022. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1395755

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La neutropenia congénita grave (NCG) es una entidad heterogénea cuya característica común es un recuento absoluto de neutrófilos inferior a 0,5 x 10 9/l. Presenta gran heterogeneidad genética, las mutaciones más frecuentes son las del gen de la elastasa 2 (ELA 2). El tratamiento de primera elección es la administración de factor estimulador de colonias de granulocitos. Los pacientes con NCG presentan infecciones graves en etapas tempranas de la vida. Se presenta una paciente con NCG asociada a fenotipo peculiar con facies triangular, retromicrognatia, patrón venoso prominente en miembros inferiores, comunicación interauricular y mal progreso ponderal, en quien se diagnosticó déficit de la enzima glucosa 6 fosfato deshidrogenasa, subunidad catalítica 3 (G6PC3). A pesar de lo infrecuente de esta mutación como causa de NCG (2 %), su conocimiento cobra importancia porque la coexistencia del fenotipo característico con una NCG orienta en la solicitud del estudio genético que permite arribar al diagnóstico.


Severe congenital neutropenia (SCN) is a heterogeneous disease whose more common feature is an absolute neutrophil count less than 0.5 x 10 9/l. It presents great genetic heterogeneity. Autosomal dominant inherited mutations of the elastase 2 gene (ELA2) represent the most common etiology. The first choice treatment is the administration of granulocyte colony stimulating factor. Patients with SCN develop severe infections early in life. We present a patient who associated SCN to a peculiar phenotype, characterized by triangular facies, retromicrognathia, prominent venous pattern in the lower limbs, atrial septal defect and poor weight progress, in whom a deficiency of the enzyme glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase, a catalytic subunit 3 (G6PC3), was diagnosed. Despite the infrequency of this mutation as the origin of SCN (2%), its knowledge becomes important because the coexistence of the characteristic phenotype and SCN guides the request for the genetic study that allows reaching the diagnosis.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Infant , Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase/genetics , Neutropenia/congenital , Neutropenia/diagnosis , Neutropenia/genetics , Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor/genetics , Congenital Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes/diagnosis , Mutation
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Poblac. salud mesoam ; 19(2)jun. 2022.
Article in Spanish | LILACS-Express | LILACS, SaludCR | ID: biblio-1386940

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Resumen Introducción: las miotonías hereditarias son enfermedades del músculo esquelético, clínica y genéticamente heterogéneas, caracterizadas por presentar miotonía (retraso en la relajación muscular). Se dividen en distróficas y no distróficas, las cuales son causadas por mutaciones en el ADN. Objetivo: describir los hallazgos más relevantes sobre algunas miotonías hereditarias en Costa Rica. Metodología: se realizaron estudios genético-moleculares en individuos afectados con una condición miotónica y sus familiares en riesgo genético. Resultados: la mutación de la distrofia miotónica tipo 1 (DM1) se encontró en 246 individuos. Nuestros estudios contribuyeron a mejorar la correlación entre el tamaño de la mutación y la edad de inicio de los síntomas, además, se demostró el papel modificador de algunos otros factores genéticos en la DM1. De las familias de 18 pacientes negativos para la mutación DM1, en ocho se logró identificar una mutación en genes que proporcionan la información para formar canales iónicos. Los análisis de función ayudaron a mostrar que esas mutaciones ocasionan cambios estructurales y estos modifican las propiedades de los canales, provocando una pérdida o ganancia de su función. Conclusiones: este trabajo permitió la clasificación clínica correcta de muchos pacientes, así como explorar las bases genéticas y moleculares de la variabilidad clínica de estas enfermedades, mediante la búsqueda de factores modificadores de la DM1 y los estudios funcionales de mutaciones causantes de canalopatías hereditarias, aspecto clave para asesorar a pacientes y familias y abordar la enfermedad de la forma más adecuada.


Abstract Introduction: Hereditary myotonias are a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of skeletal muscle diseases characterized by myotonia (delayed muscle relaxation). Clinically, they are classified as dystrophic and non-dystrophic myotonias, which are caused by mutations in the DNA. Aim: Describe the most relevant findings on some hereditary myotonias in Costa Rica. Methodology: Genetic-molecular studies of these diseases were carried out in individuals affected with a myotonic condition and their relatives at genetic risk. Results: The mutation for myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) was found in 246 individuals. We have seen an improvement in the correlations between the size of the mutation and the age of onset of symptoms, in addition we have demonstrated the modifying role of some genetic factors in DM1. Of 18 patients who were negative for the mutation causing DM1, in eight families, a mutation was identified in genes, that provide the instructions for producing proteins called ion channels. Analyzes at the functional level helped to show that these mutations cause structural changes that modify the properties of these channels, causing a loss or gain of channel function. Conclusions: Our studies have allowed a correct clinical classification for many patients with these pathologies, in addition to explore the genetic and molecular basis of the clinical variability of these diseases, by searching for DM1 modifying factors and functional studies of new mutations that cause hereditary channelopathies, which is key to provide genetic counseling to patients and families and treating the disease in the most appropriate way.


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Humans , Male , Female , Myotonia Congenita/genetics , Costa Rica , Mutation
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Arq. Asma, Alerg. Imunol ; 6(2): 151-169, abr.jun.2022. ilus
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1400194

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O angioedema hereditário é uma doença autossômica dominante caracterizada por crises recorrentes de edema que acometem o tecido subcutâneo e o submucoso, com envolvimento de diversos órgãos. Os principais locais afetados são face, membros superiores e inferiores, as alças intestinais e as vias respiratórias superiores. Em decorrência da falta de conhecimento dessa condição por profissionais de saúde, ocorre atraso importante no seu diagnóstico, comprometendo a qualidade de vida dos indivíduos afetados. Além disso, o retardo no diagnóstico pode resultar em aumento da mortalidade por asfixia devido ao edema de laringe. A natureza errática das crises com variação do quadro clínico e gravidade dos sintomas entre diferentes pacientes, e no mesmo paciente ao longo da vida, se constitui em desafio no cuidado dos doentes que têm angioedema hereditário. O principal tipo de angioedema hereditário é resultante de mais de 700 variantes patogênicas do gene SERPING1 com deficiência funcional ou quantitativa da proteína inibidor de C1, porém nos últimos anos outras mutações foram descritas em seis outros genes. Ocorreram avanços importantes na fisiopatologia da doença e novas drogas para o tratamento do angioedema hereditário foram desenvolvidas. Nesse contexto, o Grupo de Estudos Brasileiro em Angioedema Hereditário (GEBRAEH) em conjunto com a Associação Brasileira de Alergia e Imunologia (ASBAI) atualizou as diretrizes brasileiras do angioedema hereditário. O maior conhecimento dos diversos aspectos resultou na divisão das diretrizes em duas partes, sendo nessa primeira parte abordados a definição, a classificação e o diagnóstico.


Hereditary angioedema is an autosomal dominant disease characterized by recurrent attacks of edema that affect the subcutaneous tissue and the submucosa, involving several organs. The main affected sites are the face, upper and lower limbs, gastrointestinal tract, and upper airways. Because health professionals lack knowledge about this condition, there is a significant delay in diagnosis, compromising the quality of life of affected individuals. Furthermore, delayed diagnosis may result in increased mortality from asphyxia due to laryngeal edema. The erratic nature of the attacks with variations in clinical course and severity of symptoms among different patients and in one patient throughout life constitutes a challenge in the care of patients with hereditary angioedema. The main type of hereditary angioedema results from more than 700 pathogenic variants of the SERPING1 gene with functional or quantitative deficiency of the C1 inhibitor protein, but in recent years other mutations have been described in six other genes. Important advances have been made in the pathophysiology of the disease, and new drugs for the treatment of hereditary angioedema have been developed. In this context, the Brazilian Study Group on Hereditary Angioedema (GEBRAEH) in conjunction with the Brazilian Association of Allergy and Immunology (ASBAI) updated the Brazilian guidelines on hereditary angioedema. Greater knowledge of different aspects resulted in the division of the guidelines into two parts, with definition, classification, and diagnosis being addressed in this first part.


Subject(s)
Humans , Therapeutics , Classification , Diagnosis , Angioedemas, Hereditary , Quality of Life , Asphyxia , Signs and Symptoms , Societies, Medical , Pharmaceutical Preparations , Glycoproteins , Laryngeal Edema , Allergy and Immunology , Mutation
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ABCS health sci ; 47: e022218, 06 abr. 2022.
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1391913

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INTRODUCTION: The frequency of the premutation alleles of the FMR1 gene varies from 1:100 to 1:260 Israeli, Canadian, Finnish and American women, but it is unknown in Brazil. Premutation carriers may have reduced reproductive age and are at risk of transmitting the expanded allele to their offspring, and consequently fragile X syndrome. OBJECTIVE: To observe the distribution range of the FMR1 gene alleles in a population of women with idiopathic infertility, without symptoms of premature ovarian insufficiency. METHODS: The presence of premutation in FMR1 was assessed by conventional PCR, agarose, and acrylamide gel and analysis of fragments in capillary electrophoresis. Lymphocyte DNA obtained from 283 women undergoing infertility treatment was analyzed. RESULTS: 169 patients had the normal heterozygous allele (59.7%), 114 had the normal homozygous allele (40.6%) and no patient had the premutation. Premature ovarian insufficiency is seen in 20 to 30% of women with the permutated allele. Thus, the condition can be asymptomatic in a large part of the premutation carriers. Brazil has a diverse population and, therefore, the allele frequencies of many gene variants are unknown. Previous Brazilian studies have shown a low frequency of the premutation allele in different patient cohorts. Corroborating these articles, the results demonstrated that the frequency of the premutation allele is low in the infertile women population studied. CONCLUSION: Tracking the size of the FMR1 gene alleles allows the expansion of knowledge about the frequency of risk alleles associated with genetic diseases in the Brazilian population.


INTRODUÇÃO: A frequência dos alelos pré-mutados do gene FMR1 varia de 1:100 e 1:260 mulheres israelenses, canadenses, finlandesas e americanas, mas é desconhecida no Brasil. Portadoras da pré-mutação podem apresentar redução da idade reprodutiva e possuem risco de transmissão do alelo expandido para a prole, e consequentemente a Síndrome do X frágil. OBJETIVO: Observar a faixa de distribuição dos alelos do gene FMR1 em uma população de mulheres com infertilidade idiopática, sem sintomas de insuficiência ovariana prematura. MÉTODOS: A presença da pré-mutação em FMR1 foi avaliada por PCR convencional, gel de agarose e acrilamida e análise de fragmentos em eletroforese capilar. Analisou-se DNA de linfócitos obtidos de 283 mulheres em tratamento de infertilidade. RESULTADOS: Foi observado que 169 pacientes apresentam o alelo heterozigoto normal (59,7%), 114 apresentam o alelo homozigoto normal (40,6%) e nenhuma paciente apresentou a pré-mutação. A insuficiência ovariana prematura é observada em 20 a 30% das mulheres portadoras do alelo pré-mutado. Assim, a presença de um alelo pré-mutado pode ser assintomática em grande parte dos casos. O Brasil possui uma população diversificada e, portanto, as frequências alélicas de muitas variantes gênicas são desconhecidas. Estudos brasileiros anteriores mostraram uma baixa frequência do alelo pré-mutado em diferentes coortes de pacientes. Corroborando estes autores, os resultados demonstram que frequência do alelo pré-mutado é baixa na população de mulheres inférteis estudada. CONCLUSÃO: O rastreamento do tamanho dos alelos do gene FMR1 permite ampliar o conhecimento sobre a frequência dos alelos de risco para doenças genética na população brasileira.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Adult , Primary Ovarian Insufficiency , Alleles , Gene Frequency , Infertility, Female , Fragile X Syndrome , Mutation
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Arq. Asma, Alerg. Imunol ; 6(1): 116-121, jan.mar.2022. ilus
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1400117

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Introdução: Mutações do gene da filagrina vêm sendo associadas, classicamente, a alterações da barreira epitelial em doenças alérgicas com comprometimento da pele e das superfícies mucosas. Particularmente na dermatite atópica, a relação entre filagrina, mecanismo fisiopatológico e evolução clínica tem sido demonstrada. Recentemente, alterações da barreira epitelial com redução da expressão da filagrina, também têm sido associadas a mecanismos imunológicos envolvidos na patogênese da esofagite eosinofílica. Devido a disfunções na barreira epitelial, microrganismos e alérgenos são capazes de penetrarem no epitélio da mucosa esofágica, assim como na dermatite atópica. Objetivo: Avaliar a possível correlação da expressão da filagrina com os achados histopatológicos em biópsias esofágicas de pacientes com esofagite eosinofílica. Métodos: A expressão da filagrina foi investigada in situ, por imuno-histoquímica, em biópsias esofágicas nos seguintes grupos: Grupo I, controle (n=8), amostras provenientes de pacientes saudáveis; Grupo II (n=27), amostras provenientes de pacientes com esofagite eosinofílica. Resultados: Os resultados demonstraram uma diminuição da expressão da filagrina na mucosa do esôfago de portadores de esofagite eosinofílica. Adicionalmente, a intensidade da marcação imuno-histoquímica foi menor na mucosa esofágica com maior infiltração de eosinófilos. Conclusão: A diminuição da expressão de filagrina pode ser um fenomeno fisiopatológico associado ao aumento da quantidade de eosinófilos na mucosa esofágica, podendo impactar na evolução clínica da esofagite eosinofílica.


Introduction:Filaggrin gene mutations have been classically associated with changes in the epithelial barrier in allergic diseases involving the skin and mucosal surfaces. Particularly in atopic dermatitis, the relationship between filaggrin, pathophysiological mechanism and clinical evolution hás been demonstrated. Recently, changes in the epithelial barrier with reduced expression of filaggrin have also been associated with immunological mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of eosinophilic esophagitis. Due to dysfunction in the epithelial barrier, microorganisms and allergens are able to penetrate the epithelium of the esophageal mucosa, as well as in atopic dermatitis. Objective: To evaluated the possible correlation of filaggrin expression with histopathological findings in esophageal biopsies of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis. Methods: Filaggrin expression was investigated in situ by immunohistochemistry in esophageal biopsies in the following groups: Group I, control (n = 8), samples from healthy patients; Group II (n = 27), samples from patients with eosinophilic esophagitis. Results: The results demonstrated a decrease in the expression of filaggrin in the esophageal mucosa of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis. Additionally, the intensity of the immunohistochemical labeling was lower in the esophageal mucosa with greater infiltration of eosinophils. Conclusion: The reduction of filaggrin expression may be a pathophysiological phenomenon associated with an increase in the quantity of eosinophils in the esophageal mucosa, which may impact on the clinical evolution of eosinophilic esophagitis.


Subject(s)
Humans , Biopsy , Eosinophilic Esophagitis , Filaggrin Proteins , Patients , Skin , Immunohistochemistry , Allergens , Dermatitis, Atopic , Esophageal Mucosa , Mutation
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Arch. endocrinol. metab. (Online) ; 66(1): 32-39, Jan.-Feb. 2022. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1364313

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ABSTRACT Objetivo: Maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY) patients have clinical heterogeneity as shown by many studies. Thus, often it is misdiagnosed to type 1 or type 2 diabetes(T2DM). The aim of this study is to evaluate MODY mutations in adult T2DM patients suspicious in terms of MODY, and to show clinical and laboratory differences between these two situations. Subjects and methods: In this study, we analyzed 72 type 2 diabetic patients and their relatives (35F/37M) who had been suspected for MODY and referred to genetic department for mutation analysis. The gene mutations for MODY have been assessed in the laboratory of Marmara University genetics. Totally 67 (32F/35M; median age 36.1) diabetic patients were analyzed for 7 MODY mutations. Twelve patients who have uncertain mutation (VUS) were excluded from study for further evaluation. MODY(+) (n:30) patients and T2DM patients (n:25) were compared for clinical and laboratory parameters. Results: In MODY(+) subjects, mutations in GCK (MODY 2) (n:12; 40%) were the most common followed by HNF4A (MODY 1) (n:4; 13.3%). Diabetes diagnosis age was younger in MODY(+) group but not statistically significant. Sixty-six percent of MODY(+) subjects had diabetes history at 3-consecutive generations in their family compared with 28% of T2DM patients statistically significant (p:0.006). Gender, BMI, C-peptide, HbA1c, lipid parameters, creatinine, GFR, microalbuminuria, vitamin D and calcium were not statistically different between the groups. Conclusion: According to present study results, MODY mutation positivity is most probable in young autoantibody (-) diabetic patients diagnosed before 30 years of age, who have first degree family history of diabetes.


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Humans , Adult , Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2/diagnosis , Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2/genetics , C-Peptide , Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor 1-alpha/genetics , Mutation/genetics
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Arch. endocrinol. metab. (Online) ; 66(1): 104-111, Jan.-Feb. 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1364312

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SUMMARY We present the unique case of an adult Brazilian woman with severe short stature due to growth hormone deficiency with a heterozygous G to T substitution in the donor splice site of intron 3 of the growth hormone 1 (GH1) gene (c.291+1G>T). In this autosomal dominant form of growth hormone deficiency (type II), exon 3 skipping results in expression of the 17.5 kDa isoform of growth hormone, which has a dominant negative effect over the bioactive isoform, is retained in the endoplasmic reticulum, disrupts the Golgi apparatus, and impairs the secretion of other pituitary hormones in addition to growth hormone deficiency. This mechanism led to the progression of central hypothyroidism in the same patient. After 5 years of growth and thyroid hormone replacement, at the age of 33, laboratory evaluation for increased weight gain revealed high serum and urine cortisol concentrations, which could not be suppressed with dexamethasone. Magnetic resonance imaging of the sella turcica detected a pituitary macroadenoma, which was surgically removed. Histological examination confirmed an adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-secreting pituitary macroadenoma. A ubiquitin-specific peptidase 8 (USP8) somatic pathogenic variant (c.2159C>G/p.Pro720Arg) was found in the tumor. In conclusion, we report progression of isolated growth hormone deficiency due to a germline GH1 variant to combined pituitary hormone deficiency followed by hypercortisolism due to an ACTH-secreting macroadenoma with a somatic variant in USP8 in the same patient. Genetic studies allowed etiologic diagnosis and prognosis of this unique case.


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Humans , Female , Adult , Human Growth Hormone , Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion , Dwarfism, Pituitary/genetics , Endopeptidases/genetics , Ubiquitin Thiolesterase/genetics , Endosomal Sorting Complexes Required for Transport/genetics , Germ Cells , Mutation
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Arch. argent. pediatr ; 120(1): e21-e24, feb 2022. tab
Article in English, Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1353741

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La hipofosfatasia es un trastorno hereditario raro causado por mutaciones en el gen ALPL. Causa defectos en la mineralización ósea y dental, función respiratoria anormal, convulsiones, hipotonía, dolor óseo y nefrocalcinosis. Las formas clínicas se reconocen según la edad al diagnóstico y la gravedad. Presentamos el caso de una lactante con fontanela anterior agrandada, bóveda craneal blanda, fracturas, dificultad respiratoria y convulsiones. El análisis bioquímico mostró hipercalcemia, fosfato sérico normal y fosfatasa alcalina sérica baja. La radiografía mostró hipomineralización, fracturas y callos. La concentración plasmática de piridoxal-5'-fosfato era de 762 mg/l (intervalo normal: 5-50) y la concentración de fosfoetanolamina en orina era de 1015 mmol/l (intervalo normal: 15-341). El análisis del gen ALPL mostró dos mutaciones heterocigotas compuestas, una de las cuales es novedosa. El diagnóstico y tratamiento tempranos de la hipofosfatasia perinatal podría mejorar los resultados y tener un impacto positivo en la sobrevida.


Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a rare inherited disorder caused by mutations in the ALPL gene. Mineralization defect in bones and teeth, abnormal respiratory function, seizures, hypotonia, bone pain, and nephrocalcinosis can be observed. Clinical forms are usually recognized based on age at diagnosis and severity of features. We present an infant with an enlarged anterior fontanelle, soft calvarium, fractures, respiratory distress, and seizures. Biochemical analysis showed hypercalcemia, normal serum phosphate, and low serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) levels. X-ray showed hypomineralization, fractures, and callus formations. Plasma pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP) was 762 mg/L (NV : 5-50) and urine phosphoethanolamine (PEA) was 1015 mmol/L (NV : 15-341) and ALPL gene analysis showed two compound heterozygous mutations, one of which is a novel one. Early diagnosis and treatment of perinatal HPP may improve outcomes and might have a positive impact on survival.


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Humans , Female , Pregnancy , Infant , Hypophosphatasia/diagnosis , Hypophosphatasia/genetics , Hypophosphatasia/drug therapy , Nephrocalcinosis , Seizures , Alkaline Phosphatase/genetics , Alkaline Phosphatase/therapeutic use , Mutation
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Arch. argent. pediatr ; 120(1): e39-e42, feb 2022. tab, ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1353777

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Las nuevas metodologías de secuenciación masiva han permitido caracterizar e identificar variantes genéticas asociadas a diferentes patologías. En este trabajo se presenta el caso de una paciente con una mutación del gen RARS2 que codifica la enzima arginino-ARNt ligasa para la codificación de proteínas. Esta alteración genética se manifiesta en hipoplasia pontocerebelosa tipo 6, con una prevalencia de <1/1 000 0000, caracterizada por un cerebelo y un puente de menor tamaño asociados a un retraso grave en el neurodesarrollo. El análisis de caso permite un mejor conocimiento de enfermedades de origen genético, específicamente, de aquellas con patrones de herencia autosómicos recesivos de padres no consanguíneos. Su estudio sobre todo en lo relacionado con el ámbito familiar y socioeconómico, y su base genética, ayuda a una mejor calidad de vida de los pacientes y su familia.


The latest method of next-generation sequencing has allowed the characterization and identification of genetic variants associated to diverse pathologies. In this article, we present the case of female patient with a mutation of the RARS2 gene that encodes the enzyme for arginyl tRNA synthetase for coding of proteins. This genetic alteration manifests in pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 6, with a prevalence of <1/1,000,0000, characterized by a cerebellum and pons that are smaller in size and are associated with severe neurodevelopmental delay. The analysis of the case of this patient provides better knowledge of diseases of genetic origin; specifically, regarding genetic diseases of autosomal recessive patterns of inheritance from non-consanguineous parents. The impact of these studies; specially within the family, social, economic and genetic aspects helps provide a better quality of life for these patients and their family.


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Humans , Female , Child, Preschool , Arginine-tRNA Ligase/genetics , Quality of Life , Magnetic Resonance Imaging , Sequence Analysis , Colombia , Mutation
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Arq. neuropsiquiatr ; 80(1): 69-74, Jan. 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1360142

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ABSTRACT Background: Congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMS) have some phenotypic overlap with seronegative myasthenia gravis (SNMG). Objective: The aim of this single center study was to assess the minimum occurrence of CMS misdiagnosed as double SNMG in a Brazilian cohort. Methods: The genetic analysis of the most common mutations in CHRNE, RAPSN, and DOK7 genes was used as the main screening tool. Results: We performed genetic analysis in 22 patients with a previous diagnosis of 'double' SNMG. In this study, one CMS patient was confirmed due to the presence of compound heterozygous variants in the CHRNE gene (c.130insG/p.Cys210Phe). Conclusions: This study confirmed that CMS due to CHNRE mutations can be mistaken for SNMG. In addition, our study estimated the prevalence of misdiagnosed CMS to be 4.5% in 'double' SNMG patients of our center. Based on our findings, genetic screening could be helpful in the diagnostic workup of patients with 'double' SNMG in whom differential diagnosis is recommended.


RESUMO Antecedentes: As síndromes miastênicas congênitas (SMC) podem ter sobreposição fenotípica com a miastenia gravis soronegativa (MG-SN). Objetivo: Estabelecer a prevalência mínima de SMC diagnosticada inicialmente como MG duplo soronegativa em uma série de casos brasileiros. Métodos: A análise genética das mutações mais comuns nos genes CHRNE, RAPSN e DOK7 foi usada como o principal exame de triagem. Resultados: Vinte e dois pacientes com diagnóstico prévio de MG-SN foram geneticamente analisados, sendo que uma paciente foi confirmada com SMC devido a presença de variante em heterozigose composta no gene CHRNE (c.130insG/p.Cys210Phe). Conclusões: O presente estudo confirma que SMC devido mutação no gene CHNRE pode ser inicialmente diagnosticada como MG-SN. O estudo estimou como 4,5% a prevalência de diagnóstico de SMC entre nossos pacientes préviamente diagnosticados como MG-SN. Com base nesse estudo, a análise genética pode ser recomendada para investigação do diagnóstico diferencial em pacientes com MG-SN.


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Humans , Myasthenic Syndromes, Congenital/diagnosis , Myasthenic Syndromes, Congenital/genetics , Myasthenia Gravis/diagnosis , Myasthenia Gravis/genetics , Genetic Testing , Cohort Studies , Mutation
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Med. lab ; 26(2): 119-139, 2022. ilus, Grafs, tabs
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1371154

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Las amiloidosis sistémicas constituyen un grupo de enfermedades con diversas etiologías, caracterizadas por la síntesis de proteínas con plegado defectuoso, capaces de agregarse y depositarse en el medio extracelular de diferentes órganos y tejidos, alterando su estructura y función. Se conocen más de 14 formas de amiloidosis sistémica, de las cuales la más frecuente es la amiloidosis AL, objeto de esta revisión, en la que las proteínas precursoras son cadenas ligeras de inmunoglobulina inestables, secretadas por un clon de células plasmáticas o, con menor frecuencia, por un linfoma linfoplasmocítico o de células del manto. La amiloidosis AL puede llevar a una amplia gama de manifestaciones clínicas y compromiso de órganos, como el corazón y el riñón. El reconocimiento temprano de la enfermedad y el diagnóstico oportuno son determinantes para mejorar la supervivencia de los pacientes. El tratamiento deberá ser individualizado de acuerdo con la condición de cada paciente, lo que hace necesaria una correcta clasificación de los individuos según su pronóstico. La terapia dirigida a la amiloidosis está enfocada esencialmente en disminuir el compromiso orgánico, y por ende, prolongar la supervivencia con mejoría en los síntomas. En esta revisión se discutirán aspectos importantes de la fisiopatología, epidemiología, manifestaciones clínicas, diagnóstico y tratamiento de la amiloidosis AL


Systemic amyloidosis constitutes a group of diseases with diverse etiologies characterized by the synthesis of proteins with defective folding, capable of aggregating and depositing in the extracellular matrix of different organs and tissues, altering their structure and function. More than 14 forms of systemic amyloidosis are known, of which the most frequent is AL amyloidosis, the subject of this review, in which the precursor proteins are unstable immunoglobulin light chains, secreted by a clone of plasma cells or, to a lesser extent, often due to lymphoplasmacytic or mantle cell lymphoma. AL amyloidosis can lead to a wide range of clinical manifestations and organ involvement, such as the heart and kidney. Early recognition of the disease and timely diagnosis are crucial to improve patient survival. Treatment should be individualized according to the condition of each patient, which requires a properly classification of individuals according to their prognosis. Amyloidosis-targeted therapy is essentially focused on reducing organ involvement, and therefore prolonging survival with improvement in symptoms. In this review, important aspects of the pathophysiology, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of AL amyloidosis are discussed


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Immunoglobulin Light-chain Amyloidosis , Proteins , Immunoglobulin Light Chains , Protein Folding , Proteolysis , Mutation
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-936329

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OBJECTIVE@#To analyze the mutations in transcription regulatory sequences (TRSs) of coronaviruss (CoV) to provide the basis for exploring the patterns of SARS-CoV-2 transmission and outbreak.@*METHODS@#A combined evolutionary and molecular functional analysis of all sets of publicly available genomic data of viruses was performed.@*RESULTS@#A leader transcription regulatory sequence (TRS-L) usually comprises the first 60-70 nts of the 5' UTR in a CoV genome, and the body transcription regulatory sequences (TRS-Bs) are located immediately upstream of the genes other than ORF1a and 1b. In each CoV genome, the TRS-L and TRS-Bs share a specific consensus sequence, namely the TRS motif. Any changes of nucleotide residues in the TRS motifs are defined as TRS motif mutations. Mutations in the TRS-L or multiple TRS-Bs result in superattenuated variants. The spread of super-attenuated variants may cause an increase in asymptomatic or mild infections, prolonged incubation periods and a decreased detection rate of the viruses, thus posing new challenges to SARS-CoV-2 prevention and control. The super-attenuated variants also increase their possibility of long-term coexistence with humans. The Delta variant is significantly different from all the previous variants and may lead to a large-scale transmission. The Delta variant (B.1.617.2) with TRS motif mutation has already appeared and shown signs of spreading in Singapore, which, and even the Southeast Asia, may become the new epicenter of the next wave of SARS-CoV-2 outbreak.@*CONCLUSION@#TRS motif mutation will occur in all variants of SARS-CoV-2 and may result in super-attenuated variants. Only super-attenuated variants with TRS motif mutations will eventually lose the abilities of cross-species transmission and causing outbreaks.


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COVID-19/virology , Genome, Viral , Humans , Mutation , SARS-CoV-2/genetics
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-936214

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Objective: To analyze the clinical phenotype and screen the genetic mutations of hereditary deafness in three deaf families to clarify their molecular biology etiology. Methods: From January 2019 to January 2020, three deaf children and family members were collected for medical history, physical examination, audiology evaluation, electrocardiogram and cardiac color Doppler ultrasound, temporal bone CT examination, and peripheral blood DNA was obtained for high-throughput sequencing of deafness genes. Sanger sequencing was performed to verify the variant sites among family members. The pathogenicity of the variants was evaluated according to the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. Results: The probands in the three families had deafness phenotypes. In family 1, proband had multiple lentigines, special facial features, growth retardation, pectus carinatum, abnormal skin elasticity, cryptorchidism and other manifestations. In family 2, proband had special facial features, growth retardation and abnormal heart, and the proband in family 3 had growth retardation and abnormal electrocardiogram. Genetic testing of three families detected three heterozygous mutations in the PTPN11 gene: c.1391G>C (p.Gly464Ala), c.1510A>G (p.Met504Val), c.1502G>A (p.Arg501Lys). All three sites were missense mutations, and the mutation sites were highly conserved among multiple homologous species. Based on clinical manifestations and genetic test results, proband 1 was diagnosed with multiple lentigines Noonan syndrome, and probands 2 and 3 were diagnosed with Noonan syndrome. Conclusion: Missense mutations in the PTPN11 gene may be the cause of the disease in the three deaf families. This study enriches the clinical phenotype and mutation spectrum of the PTPN11 gene in the Chinese population.


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Deafness/genetics , Genetic Testing , Hearing Loss/genetics , Humans , Male , Mutation , Phenotype , Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase, Non-Receptor Type 11/genetics
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Frontiers of Medicine ; (4): 83-92, 2022.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-929204

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The dihydrofolate reductase (dhfr) and dihydropteroate synthetase (dhps) genes of Plasmodium vivax, as antifolate resistance-associated genes were used for drug resistance surveillance. A total of 375 P. vivax isolates collected from different geographical locations in China in 2009-2019 were used to sequence Pvdhfr and Pvdhps. The majority of the isolates harbored a mutant type allele for Pvdhfr (94.5%) and Pvdhps (68.2%). The most predominant point mutations were S117T/N (77.7%) in Pvdhfr and A383G (66.8%) in Pvdhps. Amino acid changes were identified at nine residues in Pvdhfr. A quadruple-mutant haplotype at 57, 58, 61, and 117 was the most frequent (57.4%) among 16 distinct Pvdhfr haplotypes. Mutations in Pvdhps were detected at six codons, and the double-mutant A383G/A553G was the most prevalent (39.3%). Pvdhfr exhibited a higher mutation prevalence and greater diversity than Pvdhps in China. Most isolates from Yunnan carried multiple mutant haplotypes, while the majority of samples from temperate regions and Hainan Island harbored the wild type or single mutant type. This study indicated that the antifolate resistance levels of P. vivax parasites were different across China and molecular markers could be used to rapidly monitor drug resistance. Results provided evidence for updating national drug policy and treatment guidelines.


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Antimalarials/pharmacology , China/epidemiology , Drug Combinations , Drug Resistance/genetics , Folic Acid Antagonists/pharmacology , Humans , Mutation , Plasmodium vivax/genetics , Prevalence
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