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Title: Differential splicing of COL4A5 mRNA in kidney and white blood cells: a complex mutation in the COL4A5 gene of an Alport patient deletes the NC1 domain
Authors: Guo, C ×
Van Damme, Boudewijn
Van Damme-Lombaerts, Rita
Van den Berghe, Herman
Cassiman, Jean-Jacques
Marynen, Peter #
Issue Date: Mar-1994
Series Title: Kidney international. vol:44 issue:6 pages:1316-21
Abstract: PCR conditions were optimized to amplify the COL4A5 cDNA from lymphoblasts and kidney tissue. Sequencing of the COL4A5 mRNA isolated from the kidney of an Alport syndrome patient revealed two differences with the published sequence. One divergence, the insertion of an 18 bp sequence between exon 11 and 10 of the COL4A5 mRNA added two Gly-X-Y triplets to the COL4A5 sequence and was subsequently found in the mRNA of four normal kidney mRNA samples. This sequence was absent in all white blood cell RNA samples sequenced by us, indicating tissue specific splicing with the presence of an additional exon in kidney COL4A5 mRNA. This finding of differential splicing of COL4A5 mRNA in kidney and white blood cells might affect the use of white blood cell mRNA for the analysis of Alport mutations. Second, a complex mutation was detected in the mRNA from the AS patient introducing a premature stop codon in the message, deleting part of the triple helical domain and the complete NC domain. The mother of the patient was shown to be heterozygous for this mutation.
ISSN: 0085-2538
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Translational Cell & Tissue Research
Clinical Genetics Section (-)
Human Mutations and Polymorphisms Section (-)
Laboratory of Pediatric Immunology
Molecular Genetics Section (-)
Department of Human Genetics - miscellaneous
Forensic Biomedical Sciences
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