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Molecular basis and consequences of a deletion in the amelogenin gene, analyzed by capture PCR.

Authors: Lagerstrom-Fermer, M  Pettersson, U  Landegren, U 
Citation: Lagerstrom-Fermer M, etal., Genomics 1993 Jul;17(1):89-92.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:8406474
DOI: Full-text: DOI:10.1006/geno.1993.1287

A mutation that disrupts the gene for one of the major proteins in tooth enamel has been investigated. The mutation is located in the amelogenin gene and causes X-linked amelogenesis imperfecta, characterized by defective mineralization of tooth enamel. We have isolated the breakpoints of a 5-kb deletion in the amelogenin gene on the basis of nucleotide sequence information located upstream of the lesion, using a technique termed capture PCR. The deletion removes five of the seven exons, spanning from the second intron to the last exon. Only the first two codons for the mature protein remain, consistent with the relatively severe phenotype of affected individuals in the present family. The mutation appears to have arisen as an illegitimate recombination event since of 11 nucleotide positions immediately surrounding the two breakpoints, 9 are identical.

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