Upstream promoter mutation associated with a modest elevation of fetal hemoglobin expression in human adults

J. G. Gilman, N. Mishima, X. J. Wen, Ferdane Kutlar, T. H.J. Huisman

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Abstract

In hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin, Hb F (α 2 γ 2 ) is elevated after birth. Screening of sickle cell patients has revealed a family with elevated Hb F and high (A)γ values. The propositus was a sickle cell patient with ~25% Hb F and 68.4% (A)γ. He was heterozygous for the Benin (#19) and Mor β(s) haplotypes. Five AS relatives with the Mor haplotype had 2.5% ± 0.9% fetal hemoglobin and 92.8% ± 2.8% (A)γ, whereas two with the Benin haplotype had normal fetal hemoglobin (0.5%). The Mor haplotype is thus associated with the elevated Hb F in this family. The 13-kilobase (kb) BglII fragment containing the (G)γ and (A)γ genes of the Mor haplotype was cloned, and the (G)γ and (A)γ promoters sequenced from -383 to beyond the Cap sites. The Mor (G)γ gene was normal, but the (A)γ gene had a unique C→T mutation at -202. A different mutation at -202 of (G)γ (C→G) was previously detected by other researchers in association with considerably higher Hb F in AS cases (15% to 25%). These data suggest either that -202 mutations affect the (G)γ and (A)γ promoters differently or that different nucleotide substitutions at -202 have divergent effects. Alternatively, additional unknown mutations could cause the differences in gene expression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-81
Number of pages4
JournalBlood
Volume72
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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Fetal Hemoglobin
Haplotypes
Genes
Mutation
Benin
Gene expression
Screening
Substitution reactions
Nucleotides
Association reactions
Research Personnel
Parturition
Gene Expression

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  • Biochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Hematology
  • Cell Biology

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Gilman, J. G., Mishima, N., Wen, X. J., Kutlar, F., & Huisman, T. H. J. (1988). Upstream promoter mutation associated with a modest elevation of fetal hemoglobin expression in human adults. Blood, 72(1), 78-81.

Upstream promoter mutation associated with a modest elevation of fetal hemoglobin expression in human adults. / Gilman, J. G.; Mishima, N.; Wen, X. J.; Kutlar, Ferdane; Huisman, T. H.J.

In: Blood, Vol. 72, No. 1, 01.01.1988, p. 78-81.

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Gilman, JG, Mishima, N, Wen, XJ, Kutlar, F & Huisman, THJ 1988, 'Upstream promoter mutation associated with a modest elevation of fetal hemoglobin expression in human adults', Blood, vol. 72, no. 1, pp. 78-81.
Gilman JG, Mishima N, Wen XJ, Kutlar F, Huisman THJ. Upstream promoter mutation associated with a modest elevation of fetal hemoglobin expression in human adults. Blood. 1988 Jan 1;72(1):78-81.
Gilman, J. G. ; Mishima, N. ; Wen, X. J. ; Kutlar, Ferdane ; Huisman, T. H.J. / Upstream promoter mutation associated with a modest elevation of fetal hemoglobin expression in human adults. In: Blood. 1988 ; Vol. 72, No. 1. pp. 78-81.
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