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Molecular identification of Sicilian (dß)º-thalassemia associated with ß-thalassemia and hemoglobin S in Brazil

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Molecular identification of Sicilian (<FONT FACE=Symbol>dß)º-thalassemia associated with ß-thalassemia and hemoglobin S in Brazil</FONT>
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Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, August 2002
DOI 10.1590/s0100-879x2002000800003
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T.G. de Andrade, A. Fattori, S.T.O. Saad, M.F. Sonati, F.F. Costa


We describe the clinical and molecular characteristics of two unrelated Brazilian families with an association of the Sicilian form of (deltabeta) degrees -thalassemia with hemoglobin S and beta-thalassemia. Direct sequencing of the beta-globin gene showed only the hemoglobin S mutation in patient 1 and the beta-thalassemia IVS1-110 in patient 2. The other allele was deleted in both patients and PCR of DNA samples of the breakpoint region of both patients showed a band of approximately 1,150 bp, expected to be observed in the DNA of carriers of Sicilian (deltabeta) degrees -thalassemia. The nucleotide sequence of this fragment confirmed the Sicilian deletion. There are few reports concerning the Hb S/(deltabeta) degrees -thalassemia association and patient 2 is the first reported case of Sicilian type of (deltabeta) degrees -thalassemia in association with beta-thalassemia documented at the molecular level.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 2 25%
Professor 2 25%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 25%
Student > Master 1 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 13%
Other 0 0%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 50%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 38%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 13%