A rare G6490→A substitution at the last nucleotide of exon 10 of the glucocerebrosidase gene in two unrelated Italian Gaucher patients

M. Seri, M. Filocamo, F. Corsolini, B. Bembi, C. Barbera, R. Gatti

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Mutation screening of the glucocerebrosidase gene by SSCP analysis revealed an abnormal pattern of exon 10 in two unrelated Italian Gaucher patients. Direct sequencing of the mutated samples identified a G6490→A transition. The same mutation has been described before in a Japanese patient with Gaucher disease type III. The clinical phenotype of our patients was type I in one whose second allele carried the N370S mutation and type II in the other one with a L444P mutation. In this latter the G6490→A substitution cancels a normal Msp I site, while on the opposite chromosome the T6433→C mutation (L444P) introduces a new Msp I site. Thus, digestion with Msp I of the amplified exon 10 is a useful method for identifying the two mutations simultaneously.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-127
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Genetics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1995



  • G6490→A
  • Gaucher disease
  • Genotype/phenotype correlation
  • Glucocerebrosidase gene
  • SSCP analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)

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