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Breakpoint characterization of a novel large intragenic deletion of MUTYH detected in a MAP patient: Case report

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Torrezan, Giovana T. [1] ; da Silva, Felipe C. C. [1] ; Krepischi, Ana C. V. [2, 1] ; Santos, Erika M. M. [1] ; Ferreira, Fabio de O. [3] ; Rossi, Benedito M. [4] ; Carraro, Dirce M. [1, 2]
Número total de Autores: 7
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] AC Camargo Hosp, Int Ctr Res & Training CIPE, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Natl Inst Sci & Technol Oncogen INCITO, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] AC Camargo Hosp, Colorectal Tumors Dept, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] Barretos Canc Hosp Pio XII Fdn, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 4
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: BMC MEDICAL GENETICS; v. 12, SEP 30 2011.
Citações Web of Science: 9

Background: MUTYH-associated polyposis (MAP) is a recessive, hereditary, colorectal cancer-predisposing syndrome caused by biallelic mutations in the MUTYH gene. Most MUTYH pathogenic variants are missense mutations, and until recently no gross genomic deletions had been described. Case Presentation: We have identified a large deletion in the MUTYH gene: a >4.2 kb deletion encompassing exons 4-16. This is the second description of this rearrangement, which has been recently described as the first large deletion in this gene. The clinically suspected MAP patient was homozygous for this mutation and presented with no amplification products for 14 exons of MUTYH on initial screening. Deletion breakpoints were refined to base pair level through array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) analysis followed by sequencing. The identified breakpoints were located within intron 3 and 146 bp downstream of the 3' end of the gene, with the presence of an AluJr element adjacent to the distal breakpoint. The presence of a 2 bp insertion at the junction suggests the involvement of the non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) repair mechanism, possibly facilitated by rearrangement-promoting elements. Examination of the MUTYH locus revealed a high Alu density that may make this region prone to rearrangements. Conclusion: Large deletions are a possible mechanism for loss of function of the MUTYH gene, and investigation of such mutations may be important in identifying causative mutations in MAP patients. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 08/57887-9 - Instituto Nacional de Oncogenômica
Beneficiário:Luiz Paulo Kowalski
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático