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α-Thalassemia is a common single-gene genetic disease that can cause Hb Bart's hydrops fetalis and Hb H disease in tropical and subtropical regions. When examining conventional thalassemia genes, an only detected --(SEA) genotype sample needs further analysis. In doing so, we found a novel 21.9kb deletion (Qinzhou type deletion). The deletion position of(More)
The aim of this study was use a simple and rapid procedure, called segmental duplication quantitative fluorescent polymerase chain reaction (SD-QF-PCR), for the prenatal diagnosis of fetal chromosomal aneuploidies. This method is based on the co-amplification of segmental duplications located on two different chromosomes using a single pair of fluorescent(More)
OBJECTIVE Development of a qPCR test for the detection of trisomy 21 using segmental duplications. METHODS Segmental duplications in the TTC3 gene on chromosome 21 and the KDM2A gene on chromosome 11 were selected as molecular markers for the diagnostic qPCR assay. A set of consensus primers selected from the conserved regions of these segmental(More)
OBJECTIVE During thalassemia screening, a previously unidentified α2 gene variation in α-globin gene cluster was isolated. This variation was distinct from other variations known to confer thalassemia as assessed by conventional thalassemia genotype analysis. Because the sample in the thalassemia screening was positive (MCV=83.6fL, MCH=26.1pg/cell,(More)
OBJECTIVE Thalassemia is one of the most common monogenic hereditary diseases in tropical and subtropical regions. An effective way to avoid the birth of severe thalassemia patients is to strengthen the thalassemia screening of couples before wives are pregnant. Thalassemia gene carriers can be diagnosed by molecular biology in order to conduct effective(More)
The 2.4 kb (or -α(2.4)) deletion in the α-globin gene cluster (NG_000006.1) is an α(+)-thalassemia (α(+)-thal) allele. The molecular basis of -α(2.4) is a deletion from 36860 to 39251 of the α-globin gene cluster. It was reported by three research groups in 2005, 2012 and 2014, respectively. In routine thalassemia screening studies by this research group,(More)
The Qinzhou α-thalassemia (α-thal) or -α(21.9) deletion was first described at the Qinzhou Maternal and Child Health Care Hospital, Qinzhou, Guangxi, People's Republic of China (PRC) in 2013. The molecular biological mechanism by which this allele leads to α-thal involves the deletion of a 21.9 kb DNA fragment of the α-globin gene cluster (NG_000006.1),(More)
The present study aimed to develop a rapid diagnostic test of aneuploidy in chromosomes 13, 18, 21, X and Y through a program combining short tandem repeat (STR) typing with fluorescence-labeled homologous gene quantitative‑polymerase chain reaction (fHGQ-PCR), which avoids misjudgment risks by using one method alone. Furthermore, fluorescently labeled(More)
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