BackgroundPoint mutations in the highly penetrant cancer susceptibility gene BRCA1 are responsible for the majority of hereditary breast and/or ovarian cancer. We describe a novel large rearrangement of the BRCA1 gene identified in an Italian woman affected by an early onset bilateral breast cancer and a family history of hereditary breast cancer. The proband and her parents were negative for the presence of point mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.MethodsMultiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) was used to detect rearrangements in the BRCA1 gene. The breakpoint of the rearrangement identified in the proband was defined by restriction mapping and PCR amplification. BRCA1 mRNA encoded by the mutant allele was isolated from peripheral blood.ResultsThe proband was heterozygous for a 9.1 kb deletion spanning from intron 1 to intron 3 (g.1238_10350del) that eliminates exons 2 and 3 in the mature mRNA. In mutant mRNA exon 1a joins directly to exon 5 with no disruption of the reading frame.ConclusionsThis deletion that eliminates the ATG initiation site in exon 2 and the sequence located in exons 2 and 3 encoding part of the RING finger domain of BRCA1 protein, is expected to abolish the function of this protein.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Titolo:||A novel deletion of BRCA1 gene that eliminates the ATG initiation codon without affecting the promoter region.|
|Autore/i:||Marino M; Rabacchi C; Simone ML; Medici V; Cortesi L; Calandra S.|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000266190100050|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-64849089821|
|Citazione:||A novel deletion of BRCA1 gene that eliminates the ATG initiation codon without affecting the promoter region / Marino M; Rabacchi C; Simone ML; Medici V; Cortesi L; Calandra S.. - In: CLINICA CHIMICA ACTA. - ISSN 0009-8981. - STAMPA. - 403 (1-2)(2009), pp. 249-253.|
|Tipologia||Articolo su rivista|
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