Genotype and phenotype of haemophilia A in Thai patients.

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Yenchitsomanus P, Akkarapatumwong V, Pung-Amritt P, Intorasoot S, Thanootarakul P, Oranwiroon S, Veerakul G, Mahasandana C

Genotype and phenotype of haemophilia A in Thai patients.

Haemophilia. 2003 Mar;9(2):179-86.

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To study genotype and phenotype correlation of haemophilia A in Thai patients, molecular defects of the factor VIII (FVIII) gene were examined and their correlation with clinical phenotypes were evaluated. The molecular pathologies of FVIII in Thai patients were found to be heterogeneous. The most common mutation was FVIII intron 22 inversion accounting for about 30% of the severe cases while gene deletion was rare. Sixteen point mutations were identified, comprising two nonsense mutations (R-5X and R1966X), five missense mutations (T233I, D542Y, G1850V, W2229S and G2325C), five nucleotide deletions (1145delT, 1187-8delACAC, 1191-4delA, 1458delGA and 1534delA), three nucleotide insertions (1439-41insA, 1934insTA and 2245insACTA) and one splicing defect (IVS15+1G>T). Nine mutations (T233I, D542Y, 1145delT, 1458delGA, 1534delA, 1934insTA, W2229S, 2245insACTA and G2325C) were novel, firstly identified in Thai patients. The genotypes were found to correlate with clinical phenotypes in a majority of cases. However, in five patients the molecular defects did not correlate with clinical severity and FVIII:C level. Cellular and molecular mechanisms were proposed to be responsible in amelioration of clinical severity caused by deleterious mutations. Carrier detection by direct mutation analysis was also demonstrated.

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NameUniProt ID
Coagulation factor VIIIP00451Details