Conservation of CGG region in FMR1 gene in mammals
American Journal of Medical Genetics , Volume 51 - Issue 4 p. 513- 516
Only two of the fragile sites found in humans (FRAXA and FRAXE) have been associated with a clinical phenotype. In mentally retarded individuals with cytogenetic expression of FRAXA a CGG repeat in the FMR1 gene is amplified. Fragile sites are found in many animal species. We have analyzed the FRAXA region containing the CGG repeat in several different species by PCR amplification. In most mammals this region could be amplified; the number of copies of the repeat is deduced. © 1994 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
|CGG repeat, evolutionary conservation, FMR1, fragile sites, fragile X syndrome, PCR amplification|
|American Journal of Medical Genetics|
|Organisation||Department of Clinical Genetics|
Deelen, W.H, Bakker, C.E, Halley, D.J.J, & Oostra, B.A. (1994). Conservation of CGG region in FMR1 gene in mammals. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 51(4), 513–516. doi:10.1002/ajmg.1320510445