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Single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) analysis of exon 11 of the CFTR gene reliably detects more than one third of non-ΔF508 mutations in German cystic fibrosis patients

Plieth, Juliane, Rininsland, Frauke, Schlösser, Manfred, Cooper, David Neil and Reiss, Jochen 1992. Single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) analysis of exon 11 of the CFTR gene reliably detects more than one third of non-ΔF508 mutations in German cystic fibrosis patients. Human Genetics 88 (3) , pp. 283-287. 10.1007/BF00197260

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Abstract

In Central Europe, the ΔF508 deletion accounts for approximately 75% of mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene causing cystic fibrosis. The remainder comprise a large number of individually infrequent mutations whose detection requires a disproportionately large effort. However, a sizeable proportion of non-ΔF508 mutations have been found to cluster within exon 11. We have taken advantage of this clustering to detect a total of five previously described point mutations present on 26/72 (36%) non-ΔF508 chromosomes by polymerase chain reaction/direct sequencing of exon 11. These exon 11 mutations were then subjected to single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) analysis, which was shown (i) to discriminate reliably between mutant and wildtype alleles and (ii) to generate reproducible mutation-specific band patterns. This analysis thus represents the first attempt to assess SSCP analysis retrospectively, and serves to illustrate the potential of this screening technique in diagnostic medicine.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 0340-6717
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:33
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/62033

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