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The ABCA4 2588G>C Stargardt mutation: single origin and increasing frequency from South-West to North-East Europe.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature50771
Source
Eur J Hum Genet. 2002 Mar;10(3):197-203
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-2002
Author
Alessandra Maugeri
Kris Flothmann
Nadine Hemmrich
Sofie Ingvast
Paula Jorge
Eva Paloma
Reshma Patel
Jean-Michel Rozet
Jaana Tammur
Francesco Testa
Susana Balcells
Alan C Bird
Han G Brunner
Carel B Hoyng
Andres Metspalu
Francesca Simonelli
Rando Allikmets
Shomi S Bhattacharya
Michele D'Urso
Roser Gonzàlez-Duarte
Josseline Kaplan
Gerard J te Meerman
Rosário Santos
Marianne Schwartz
Guy Van Camp
Claes Wadelius
Bernhard H F Weber
Frans P M Cremers
Author Affiliation
Department of Human Genetics, University Medical Center Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. a.maugeri@antrg.azn.nl
Source
Eur J Hum Genet. 2002 Mar;10(3):197-203
Date
Mar-2002
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
ATP-Binding Cassette Transporters - genetics
Alleles
Base Sequence
Europe
Gene Frequency
Heterozygote
Humans
Molecular Sequence Data
Mutation
Point Mutation
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
United States
Abstract
Inherited retinal dystrophies represent the most important cause of vision impairment in adolescence, affecting approximately 1 out of 3000 individuals. Mutations of the photoreceptor-specific gene ABCA4 (ABCR) are a common cause of retinal dystrophy. A number of mutations have been repeatedly reported for this gene, notably the 2588G>C mutation which is frequent in both patients and controls. Here we ascertained the frequency of the 2588G>C mutation in a total of 2343 unrelated random control individuals from 11 European countries and 241 control individuals from the US, as well as in 614 patients with STGD both from Europe and the US. We found an overall carrier frequency of 1 out of 54 in Europe, compared with 1 out of 121 in the US, confirming that the 2588G>C ABCA4 mutation is one of the most frequent autosomal recessive mutations in the European population. Carrier frequencies show an increasing gradient in Europe from South-West to North-East. The lowest carrier frequency, 0 out of 199 (0%), was found in Portugal; the highest, 11 out of 197 (5.5%), was found in Sweden. Haplotype analysis in 16 families segregating the 2588G>C mutation showed four intragenic polymorphisms invariably present in all 16 disease chromosomes and sharing of the same allele for several markers flanking the ABCA4 locus in most of the disease chromosomes. These results indicate a single origin of the 2588G>C mutation which, to our best estimate, occurred between 2400 and 3000 years ago.
PubMed ID
11973624 View in PubMed
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Two cases of misinterpretation of molecular results in incontinentia pigmenti, and a PCR-based method to discriminate NEMO/IKKgamma dene deletion.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature187278
Source
Hum Mutat. 2003 Jan;21(1):8-11
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jan-2003
Author
Tiziana Bardaro
Geppino Falco
Angela Sparago
Vincenzo Mercadante
Esther Gean Molins
Enrico Tarantino
Matilde Valeria Ursini
Michele D'Urso
Author Affiliation
Institute of Genetics and Biophysics, Adriano Buzzati Traverso-CNR, Naples, Italy.
Source
Hum Mutat. 2003 Jan;21(1):8-11
Date
Jan-2003
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
DNA Mutational Analysis - methods
Diagnostic Errors
Female
Gene Deletion
Humans
I-kappa B Kinase
Incontinentia Pigmenti - diagnosis
Molecular Diagnostic Techniques - methods
Molecular Sequence Data
Pedigree
Polymerase Chain Reaction - methods
Protein-Serine-Threonine Kinases - genetics
Pseudogenes
Abstract
Familial incontinentia pigmenti (IP) is a rare X-linked dominant disorder that affects ectodermal tissues. Over 90% of IP carrier females have a recurrent genomic deletion of exons 4-10 of the NEMO (IKBKG-IKKgamma) gene, which encodes a regulatory component of the IkB kinase complex, required to activate the NF-kB pathway. In IP, mutations in NEMOlead to the complete loss of NF-kB activation creating a susceptibility to cellular apoptosis in response to TNF-alpha. This condition is lethal for males during embryogenesis while females, who are mosaic as a result of X-inactivation, can survive. Recently, a second nonfunctional copy of the gene, DeltaNEMO, was identified, opposite in direction to NEMO in a 35.5-kb duplicated sequence tract. PCR-based detection of the NEMO deletion is diagnostic for IP disease. However, we present instances in which ex 4-10 DeltaNEMO pseudogene deletion occurs in unaffected parents of two females with clinically characteristic IP. These were missed by the currently standard PCR-based method, but can be easily discriminated by a new PCR-based test reported here that permits unambiguous molecular diagnosis and proper familial genetic counseling for IP.
PubMed ID
12497627 View in PubMed
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