Complete deletion of the androgen receptor gene: definition of the null phenotype of the androgen insensitivity syndrome and determination of carrier status.

The molecular basis of androgen insensitivity was investigated in a family with the complete form of the syndrome. Polymerase chain reaction amplification and Southern blot analysis of genomic DNA revealed a deletion of the entire androgen receptor (AR) gene in affected individuals. The carrier status of female members of this family was examined using a… CONTINUE READING