Abstract Cytogenetic and molecular genetic anal-ysis of a peripheral blood sample from a 31 year old, non-mentally retarded male with a family history of fragile X syndrome showed unexpected results. Nine percent of cells evaluated cytogenetically ex-pressed a fragile X chromosome and mo-lecular examination of the FMR1 gene showed a highly unusual pattern defined as a minimally methylated fully expanded mutation. This case illustrates the need to recognise exceptional variations of fragile X syndrome mutations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of medical genetics|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1996|
- FAIR! gene
- Fragile X syndrome
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