βthalassehia mutations in the portuguese; high frequencies of two alleles in restricted populations

G. P. Tamagnini, P. Gonçalves, M. L.S. Ribeiro, J. Kaeda, F. Kutlar, E. Baysal, T. H.J. Huisman

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Abstract

We report the characterization of seven different βthalassemia mutations in 131 newly diagnosed Portuguese βthalassemia heterozygotes. Methodology included the detection of abnormal fragments by agar gel electrophoresis of PCR-amplified DNA fragments after digestion with specific restriction endonucleases, as well as hybridization with synthetic nucleotide probes and sequencing of amplified DNA. Four mutations, including the newly discovered TGG→TGA change at codon 15, occurred in excess of 10% and accounted for some 90% of the βthalassemia alleles in this population. The geographical distribution is uneven; the TGA→TGA mutation at codon 15 was primarily observed in the coastal region north of Lisbon, while the IVS-1-6 (T→C) mutation was confined to the central part of the country.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-40
Number of pages10
JournalHemoglobin
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Biochemistry, medical

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    Tamagnini, G. P., Gonçalves, P., Ribeiro, M. L. S., Kaeda, J., Kutlar, F., Baysal, E., & Huisman, T. H. J. (1993). βthalassehia mutations in the portuguese; high frequencies of two alleles in restricted populations. Hemoglobin, 17(1), 31-40. https://doi.org/10.3109/03630269308998883