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Mutation analysis of a putative sialyltransferase gene, the SFRS2 splicing factor gene and the c-myb ET-locus in two families with hereditary neuralgic amyotrophy (HNA)

  • G. KUHLENBAEUMER (a1) (a2), J. MEULEMAN (a1), A. SCHIRMACHER (a2), F. STOEGBAUER (a2), E. B. RINGELSTEIN (a2), M. WEHNERT (a3), M. HOELTZENBEIN (a3), C. VAN BROECKHOVEN (a1) and V. TIMMERMAN (a1)...

Abstract

HNA is an autosomal dominant recurrent focal neuropathy involving the brachial plexus. The etiology of HNA is unknown but the genetic defect most likely affects a non-neuronal tissue. We previously described linkage to chromosome 17q24–q25 in two HNA-families. Here we report the mutation analysis of two candidate genes: a cDNA encoding a putative sialyltransferase and the SFRS2 splicing factor including the c-myb ET-locus which is encoded on the opposite strand of the SFRS2 gene. The complete protein coding regions of both genes were studied by direct DNA sequencing. We did not find a disease associated mutation indicating that these genes are most likely not involved in the pathogenesis of HNA. However, we identified and characterized a rare AvaII polymorphism in the SFRS2 gene and detected a sequencing error, leading to an amino acid change (Val11Leu) in the published sequence of the putative sialyltransferase.

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Correspondence: G. Kuhlenbaeumer MD, Neurogenetics Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry, University of Antwerp (UIA), Universiteitsplein 1, B-2610 Antwerpen, Belgium, Tel: +32/3/8202332; Fax: +32/3/8202541. E-mail: gkuhlen@uia.ua.ac.be

Mutation analysis of a putative sialyltransferase gene, the SFRS2 splicing factor gene and the c-myb ET-locus in two families with hereditary neuralgic amyotrophy (HNA)

  • G. KUHLENBAEUMER (a1) (a2), J. MEULEMAN (a1), A. SCHIRMACHER (a2), F. STOEGBAUER (a2), E. B. RINGELSTEIN (a2), M. WEHNERT (a3), M. HOELTZENBEIN (a3), C. VAN BROECKHOVEN (a1) and V. TIMMERMAN (a1)...

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