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Haplotype analysis of the Mexican frameshift Cd 11 (-T) and -28 A->C beta-thalassemia alleles



Haplotype analysis of the Mexican frameshift Cd 11 (-T) and -28 A->C beta-thalassemia alleles



American Journal of Hematology 51(3): 240-242



The origins of the -28 A->C and frameshift Cd 11 - T(Fs CD 11-T)alleles were investigated by beta-globin cluster haplotype analysis. These alleles were found in a Mexican mestizo family with beta-thalassemia (beta-thal). The -28 A->C mutation was described previously in Kurdish Jews linked to the most common haplotype in the world(+----++),the same haplotype observed in this Mexican family. Therefore, it is not possible to assess a new origin of the -28 A->C mutation in our population. The Fs Cd 11 -T allele, not reported to date in any other populations, was linked to the -++--+-haplotype (sixth in frequency in the world). This haplotype has not been reported in association with any beta-thal mutant, suggesting a Mexican origin for the Cd 11 -T mutation.

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PMID: 8619407

DOI: 10.1002/(sici)1096-8652(199603)51:3<240::aid-ajh11>3.0.co;2-k


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