EVIDENCE FOR CORRELATION OF FRAGILE SITES AND CHROMOSOMAL BREAKPOINTS IN CARRIERS OF CONSTITUTIONAL BALANCED CHROMOSOMAL REARRANGEMENTS
Liehr T*, Kosayakova N, Schröder J, Ziegler M, Kreskowski K, Pohle B, Bhatt S, Theuss L, Wilhelm K, Weise A, Mrasek K
*Corresponding Author: Thomas Liehr, Universitätsklinikum Jena, Institut für Humangenetik, Postfach, D-07740 Jena, Germany; Tel.: +49-3641-935533; Fax. +49-3641-935582; E-mail: i8lith@mti.uni-jena.de
page: 13
download article in pdf format

Abstract

A molecular cytogenetic study of 251 cases with balanced chromosomal rearrangements detected due to infertility of unclear origin or in prenatal diagnostics with a later normal outcome was done. Balanced translocations (127 cases), inversions (105 cases), insertions (three cases), balanced complex rearrangements (four cases), or derivative chromosomes leading to no imbalance (12 cases), were studied by multicolor banding (MCB) and/or subcentromeric multicolor fluorescence in situ hybridization (subcenM-FISH). Five-hundred and twenty-nine break-events were characterized by molecular cytogenetics. Only 150 of these were unique breakpoints, the remainder were observed between two and 10 times. According to the results obtained, there was cytogenetic co-localization of fragile site (FS) in ~71% of the studied 529 break-events. Nine selected cases with evidence for breakpoints within FS were further analyzed by FS-specific bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) probes; only one did not show a co-localization. Further detailed molecular analysis will be necessary to characterize the mechanisms and genetic basis for this phenomenon.



Number 20
VOL. 20 (1), 2017
Number 19
VOL. 19 (2), 2016
Number 19
VOL. 19 (1), 2016
Number 18
VOL. 18 (2), 2015
Number 18
VOL. 18 (1), 2015
Number 17
VOL. 17 (2), 2014
Number 17
VOL. 17 (1), 2014
Number 16
VOL. 16 (2), 2013
Number 16
VOL. 16 (1), 2013
Number 15
VOL. 15 (2), 2012
Number 15
VOL. 15, 2012 Supplement
Number 15
Vol. 15 (1), 2012
Number 14
14 - Vol. 14 (2), 2011
Number 14
The 9th Balkan Congress of Medical Genetics
Number 14
14 - Vol. 14 (1), 2011
Number 13
Vol. 13 (2), 2010
Number 13
Vol.13 (1), 2010
Number 12
Vol.12 (2), 2009
Number 12
Vol.12 (1), 2009
Number 11
Vol.11 (2),2008
Number 11
Vol.11 (1),2008
Number 10
Vol.10 (2), 2007
Number 10
10 (1),2007
Number 9
1&2, 2006
Number 9
3&4, 2006
Number 8
1&2, 2005
Number 8
3&4, 2004
Number 7
1&2, 2004
Number 6
3&4, 2003
Number 6
1&2, 2003
Number 5
3&4, 2002
Number 5
1&2, 2002
Number 4
Vol.3 (4), 2000
Number 4
Vol.2 (4), 1999
Number 4
Vol.1 (4), 1998
Number 4
3&4, 2001
Number 4
1&2, 2001
Number 3
Vol.3 (3), 2000
Number 3
Vol.2 (3), 1999
Number 3
Vol.1 (3), 1998
Number 2
Vol.3(2), 2000
Number 2
Vol.1 (2), 1998
Number 2
Vol.2 (2), 1999
Number 1
Vol.3 (1), 2000
Number 1
Vol.2 (1), 1999
Number 1
Vol.1 (1), 1998

 

 


 About the journal ::: Editorial ::: Subscription ::: Information for authors ::: Contact
 Copyright © Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics 2006