Beta+45 G --> C: a novel silent beta-thalassaemia mutation, the first in the Kozak sequence.


A family from the Southeast of Italy was found to have a novel beta-globin mutant, beta+45 G-->C, with the features of a silent beta-thalassaemia mutation. It was asymptomatic in two heterozygotes, but its interaction with the severe thalassaemia mutation beta-IVS-II-654 C-->T worsened the haematological and biosynthetic phenotype in two compound… (More)


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