LINKAGE ANALYSIS AND A NOVEL COL4A5 MUTATION IN A LARGE TURKISH FAMILY WITH ALPORT SYNDROME


Tuğ E., Perçin F. E. , Pala E., Baysoy G.

GENETIC COUNSELING, vol.22, no.2, pp.143-153, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: GENETIC COUNSELING
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.143-153
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Linkage analysis and a novel COL4A5 mutation in a large Turkish family with Alport syndrome: Background: Alport syndrome (AS) is a renal disease that is characterized by proteinuria and progressive renal failure, and often accompanied by sensorineural hearing loss and ocular changes. Mutations in the genes encoding for three members of the type IV collagen protein family have been found to be the cause of the disease. We describe a large Turkish family with X-linked AS. We performed linkage analysis in this family and sequencing to identify the mutation in the proband whose disease was confirmed by renal biopsy.