UZH-Logo

Thirty-two new cases with small supernumerary marker chromosomes detected in connection with fertility problems: detailed molecular cytogenetic characterization and review of the literature


Manvelyan, Marina; Riegel, Mariluce; Santos, Monica; Fuster, Carme; Pellestor, Franck; Mazaurik, Marie-Luise; Schulze, Bernt; Polityko, Anna; Tittelbach, Hanne; Reising-Ackermann, Gisela; Belitz, Britta; Hehr, Ute; Kelbova, Christina; Volleth, Marianne; Gödde, Elisabeth; Anderson, Jasen; Küpferling, Peter; Köhler, Sigrid; Duba, Hans-Christoph; Dufke, Andreas; Aktas, Dilek; Martin, Thomas; Schreyer, Isolde; Ewers, Elisabeth; Reich, Daniela; Mrasek, Kristin; Weise, Anja; Liehr, Thomas (2008). Thirty-two new cases with small supernumerary marker chromosomes detected in connection with fertility problems: detailed molecular cytogenetic characterization and review of the literature. International Journal of Molecular Medicine, 21(6):705-714.

Abstract

Thirty-two patients with fertility problems were identified as carriers of small supernumerary marker chromosomes (sSMC). Molecular cytogenetic techniques were used to characterize their chromosomal origin. Together with the other cases available in the literature 111 sSMC cases have now been detected in connection with fertility problems in otherwise clinically healthy persons and characterized for their genetic content. According to this study, in 60% of the cases the sSMC originated from chromosomes 14 or 15. Euchromatic imbalances were caused by the sSMC presence in 30% of the cases. Notably, in 53% of infertile sSMC carriers, the sSMC was parentally transmitted. As we found indications of an as yet unknown mechanism for the elimination of sSMC from the human gene pool, sSMC could also play a role in elucidating the process of chromosome gain and loss during evolution. Nonetheless, further detailed molecular analysis will be necessary in the future to characterize the mechanisms and genetic basis for this phenomenon.

Thirty-two patients with fertility problems were identified as carriers of small supernumerary marker chromosomes (sSMC). Molecular cytogenetic techniques were used to characterize their chromosomal origin. Together with the other cases available in the literature 111 sSMC cases have now been detected in connection with fertility problems in otherwise clinically healthy persons and characterized for their genetic content. According to this study, in 60% of the cases the sSMC originated from chromosomes 14 or 15. Euchromatic imbalances were caused by the sSMC presence in 30% of the cases. Notably, in 53% of infertile sSMC carriers, the sSMC was parentally transmitted. As we found indications of an as yet unknown mechanism for the elimination of sSMC from the human gene pool, sSMC could also play a role in elucidating the process of chromosome gain and loss during evolution. Nonetheless, further detailed molecular analysis will be necessary in the future to characterize the mechanisms and genetic basis for this phenomenon.

Citations

23 citations in Web of Science®
25 citations in Scopus®
Google Scholar™

Downloads

86 downloads since deposited on 13 Jun 2012
9 downloads since 12 months
Detailed statistics

Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Medical Genetics
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2008
Deposited On:13 Jun 2012 08:43
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:31
Publisher:D.A. Spandidos
ISSN:1107-3756
PubMed ID:18506363
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-57505

Download

[img]
Preview
Filetype: PDF
Size: 297kB

TrendTerms

TrendTerms displays relevant terms of the abstract of this publication and related documents on a map. The terms and their relations were extracted from ZORA using word statistics. Their timelines are taken from ZORA as well. The bubble size of a term is proportional to the number of documents where the term occurs. Red, orange, yellow and green colors are used for terms that occur in the current document; red indicates high interlinkedness of a term with other terms, orange, yellow and green decreasing interlinkedness. Blue is used for terms that have a relation with the terms in this document, but occur in other documents.
You can navigate and zoom the map. Mouse-hovering a term displays its timeline, clicking it yields the associated documents.

Author Collaborations