A double mutant LDL receptor allele in a Cypriot family with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia

Two novel mutations Q363X and D365E were identified in the low-density lipoprotein receptor gene in a Cypriot patient with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. Restriction enzyme analysis of the index case and seven of her family members, by using AvaII and PvuII respectively, demonstrated that the two exon 8 mutations are transmitted in cis within… CONTINUE READING