Crkvenac Gornik, Kristina and Grubić, Zorana and Štingl, Katarina and Tonković Đurišević, Ivana and Begović, Davor
Application of microsatellite loci on the chromosome X for rapid prenatal detection of the chromosome X numerical abnormalities.
Croatian Medical Journal, 52 (3).
To determine the value of short-tandem repeat markers on the chromosome X (X-STR) for prenatal diagnostics of the chromosome X numerical disorders. ----- METHODS:
We investigated the genetic variability of 5 X-markers (DXS9895, DXS6810, DXS6803, GATA172D05, and HPRTB) in 183 healthy Croatian individuals (90 men and 93 women). We also tested 13 patients with X chromosome disorders (Turner syndrome--6 cases; Klinefelter syndrome--5 cases, and Triple X syndrome--2 cases). The analysis was performed using polymerase chain reaction amplification with specific primers and electrophoresis on a polyacrylamide gel. The study was performed in 2010. ----- RESULTS:
Our sample showed no significant differences in allelic frequencies of the investigated X-markers from other European populations. A set of 5 X-STR markers was sufficiently informative for a successful determination of the chromosome X numerical abnormalities. ----- CONCLUSION:
Since no false positive or negative results were observed, diagnostic value of the investigated X-STR loci for prenatal detection of chromosome X numerical disorders was confirmed. Our study represents an important step toward an improved prenatal diagnostics in Croatia.
; Chi-Square Distribution
; Gene Amplification
; Genes, X-Linked/genetics
; Microsatellite Repeats/genetics
; Polymerase Chain Reaction
; Predictive Value of Tests
; Prenatal Diagnosis
; Sex Chromosome Disorders/diagnosis
; Sex Chromosome Disorders/genetics
; Time Factors
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|Crkvenac Gornik, Kristina||UNSPECIFIED|
|Tonković Đurišević, Ivana||UNSPECIFIED|
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