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Jpn J Ophthalmol. 2008 Jul-Aug;52(4):289-297. doi: 10.1007/s10384-008-0564-4. Epub 2008 Sep 5.

A novel mutation (967-970+2)delAAAGGT in the choroideremia gene found in a Japanese family and related clinical findings.

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1
Department of Ophthalmology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. yutaka@med.juntendo.ac.jp.
2
Department of Ophthalmology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To investigate the choroideremia (CHM) gene of one affected male and one obligate carrier in a Japanese family with choroideremia, and to characterize the related clinical features.

METHODS:

We examined one affected man and one carrier woman from a Japanese family. Genomic DNA was extracted from leukocytes of peripheral blood collected from the affected man and his daughter, who is an obligate carrier of choroideremia. Exons 1-15 of the CHM gene were amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and directly sequenced. We performed ophthalmic examinations including best-corrected visual acuity, slit-lamp examination, fundus examination, electroretinography, and Goldmann perimetry.

RESULTS:

A novel (967-970+2)delAAAGGT mutation was detected in the CHM gene. The affected man was hemizygous and had night-blindness, chorioretinal atrophy spreading from the posterior pole to the mid-periphery, and bareness of the sclera. His daughter was a heterozygous carrier who had chorioretinal atrophy and mottled appearance of the retinal pigment epithelium.

CONCLUSION:

A novel (967-970+2)delAAAGGT mutation existed in the CHM gene of a Japanese family with choroideremia.

PMID:
18773267
DOI:
10.1007/s10384-008-0564-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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