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Rev Invest Clin. 2007 Nov-Dec;59(6):444-8.

Duplication 2p and monosomy 8p in mosaicism: clinical, molecular cytogenetic and molecular markers of a unique case.

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Departamento de Genética, Instituto Nacional de Pediatría.


We report on a female patient, with a de novo mosaicism for a structural rearrangement producing trisomy 2p21-->pter and monosomy 8p21-pter. GTG bands and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in lymphocytes identified: mos 46,XX,der(8)(8qter-->8p21::p21::2p21-->pter),9qh +[52]/ 46,XX,9qh+[82]. Fibroblasts showed the same cell lines in 15 and 12 cells respectively. DNA profiling with fourteen autosomal STR markers, did not reveal a chimerism status in our patient. She did not present the classical phenotype described for trisomy 2p and for monosomy 8p probably due to approximately 60% of the patient's cells being normal. The abnormality probably arose in a very early stage of development during the first post-fertilization divisions with a non-sister chromatid exchange event between chromosomes 2 and 8 producing three cellular clones: a normal clone, one with trisomy 2p and monosomy 8p and a third with monosomy 2p and trisomy 8p. Only the first two cell lines were found in both lymphocytes and fibroblasts of hypopigmented skin; the third may have been lost or limited to other tissues.

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