Molecular analysis of Bruton's tyrosine kinase gene in Spain.


Mutations in Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) gene result in X linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA). Using Single Strand Conformation Polymorphism (SSCP) followed by direct sequencing 21 mutations were found in 27 patients with an XLA phenotype from 21 unrelated families. We identified 13 novel and 8 known mutations: seven missense (R288W, R544G, P566S, K430E; K374N, L512P, R544S), 5 nonsense (Q196X, Y361X, L249X, Q612X, Q466X), 2 deletions of one nucleotide (A207fsX216, Q612fsX648), 2 deletion-insertions (V219fsX227, K218fsX228), one insertion of two nucleotides (S572fsX587) and 4 point mutations in donor/acceptor splice sites (g.IVS1+1G>C, g.IVS6+5G>A, g.IVS10+1G>T, g.IVS13-1GG>CT). Carrier detection was performed in 18 mothers. Only in one case the mutation was found to be de novo. Additionally, BTK mutations were not found in four patients without family history, but with XLA-compatible phenotype. Hum Mutat 18:84, 2001.

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@article{Rodrguez2001MolecularAO, title={Molecular analysis of Bruton's tyrosine kinase gene in Spain.}, author={Milagros Collados Rodr{\'i}guez and Eduardo L{\'o}pez Granados and Antonio Ferreira Cerd{\'a}n and G. Fontan Casariego}, journal={Human mutation}, year={2001}, volume={18 1}, pages={84} }