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Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism

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Analysis of the β-glucocerebrosidase gene in Turkish Gaucher disease patients: mutation profile and description of a novel mutant allele

Emin Karaca
  • Corresponding author
  • Department of Medical Genetics, Ege University Medical Faculty, Izmir, Turkey
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/ Sema Kalkan
  • Division of Metabolic Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Ege University Medical Faculty, Izmir, Turkey
/ Huseyin Onay
  • Department of Medical Genetics, Ege University Medical Faculty, Izmir, Turkey
/ Ayca Aykut
  • Department of Medical Genetics, Ege University Medical Faculty, Izmir, Turkey
/ Mahmut Coker
  • Division of Metabolic Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Ege University Medical Faculty, Izmir, Turkey
/ Ferda Ozkinay
  • Division of Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
Published Online: 2012-09-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jpem-2012-0155

Abstract

Gaucher disease (GD) is the most frequent autosomal recessive lysosomal glycolipid storage disorder characterized by a decreased lysosomal activity of the enzyme β-glucocerebrosidase (GBA; EC 3.2.1.45). The aim of this study was to evaluate the spectrum of the GBA gene mutations in Turkish GD patients and to explore genotype/phenotype associations. The molecular characterization of 32 unrelated Turkish GD patients with three types of the disease was defined. Mutation analysis identified 96.9% of the GD alleles. The N370S mutation had the highest prevalence (50%) followed by the L444P (35.5%) alleles. We identified a novel L385R missense mutation that is associated with type 1 GD.

Keywords: Gaucher disease; β-glucocerebrosidase gene; Turkish population

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Corresponding author: Emin Karaca, MD, Department of Medical Genetics, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, 35100 Bornova-Izmir, Turkey, Phone: +00 90 532 257 92 85, Fax: +00 90 232 390 39 71


Received: 2012-05-14

Accepted: 2012-08-04

Published Online: 2012-09-04

Published in Print: 2012-10-01


Citation Information: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, ISSN (Online) 2191-0251, ISSN (Print) 0334-018X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jpem-2012-0155. Export Citation

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