|Title:||Carrier detection of phenylketonuria in Iranian families by variable number tandem-repeat polymorphism analysis|
|Authors:||Hosseini Mazinani, S.M.|
Khazaee Koohpar, Z.
Hosein Pur Nobari, N.
|Abstract:||This study of Iranian families assessed the usefulness of carrier detection of phenylketonuria by variable number tandem-repeat [VNTR] polymorphism analysis. We studied 171 people [45 unrelated PKU subjects, and their parents and unaffected siblings]. Of 342 chromosomes [131 non-PKU and 211 PKU], 5 VNTR alleles were identified. This VNTR system would yield a polymorphism information content of 66%, comparable to that in Europeans and higher than in Chinese. Carrier detection by segregation analysis of VNTR was informative in 89.5% of siblings. We conclude that this polymorphism is highly informative in carrier detection of PKU in the Iranian population|
Tandem Repeat Sequences
Polymerase Chain Reaction
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