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Am J Med Genet. 1993 Aug 1;47(1):1-6.

True telomeric translocation in a baby with the Prader-Willi phenotype.

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Regional Genetic Service, St. Mary's Hospital, Manchester, England.

Abstract

We report on a baby with a nonreciprocal de novo unbalanced translocation between chromosomes 12 and 15. Her karyotype was 45,XX, -12, -15, +der(12)t(12;15)(pter-->qter::q13-->qter). The paternal origin of the 15q11-13 region was shown by DNA marker studies and, consistent with this, the baby had the Prader-Willi (PWS) phenotype. The breakpoint on 12q was distal to D12S11 (lambda MS43) which maps to 12q24.3-qter. Fluorescent in situ hybridization using the oligonucleotides (TTAGGG)7 and (AATCCC)7 showed that the 12q telomere was still present within the translocated chromosome. Thus, the translocation was within or onto the end of the telomere of 12q. This unusual translocation is further evidence of an unexplained instability of the 15q11-13 region.

PMID:
8368237
DOI:
10.1002/ajmg.1320470102
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