Research Article

Application of indirect linkage analysis and direct genotyping to hemophilia A carrier detection in Sichuan, China

Published: July 27, 2015
Genet. Mol. Res. 14 (3) : 8229-8235 DOI: 10.4238/2015.July.27.10

Abstract

Hemophilia A (HA) is an inherited X-linked bleeding disorder caused by mutations in the factor VIII gene. Prenatal detec­tion in female carriers from families with HA is important to reduce the number of HA patients. The purpose of this study was to detect carriers in families with HA from Sichuan, China, using linkage analysis and a direct genotyping method. A total of 18 HA families were studied. Using a combination of intron 22 inversion, intron 1 inversion, the BclI polymorphic site in intron 18, the HindIII polymorphic site in intron 19, and dinucleotide CA-repeat markers in introns 1, 13, 22, and 24, we were able to detect HA in 88.9% (16/18) of the families studied. HA was detected in the remaining two families by direct genotyping. This study gave the participants a good understanding of their genetic condi­tion and gave us a preliminary understanding of the prevalence of each mutation in Sichuan HA patients.

Hemophilia A (HA) is an inherited X-linked bleeding disorder caused by mutations in the factor VIII gene. Prenatal detec­tion in female carriers from families with HA is important to reduce the number of HA patients. The purpose of this study was to detect carriers in families with HA from Sichuan, China, using linkage analysis and a direct genotyping method. A total of 18 HA families were studied. Using a combination of intron 22 inversion, intron 1 inversion, the BclI polymorphic site in intron 18, the HindIII polymorphic site in intron 19, and dinucleotide CA-repeat markers in introns 1, 13, 22, and 24, we were able to detect HA in 88.9% (16/18) of the families studied. HA was detected in the remaining two families by direct genotyping. This study gave the participants a good understanding of their genetic condi­tion and gave us a preliminary understanding of the prevalence of each mutation in Sichuan HA patients.

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