IthaID: 3396

Names and Sequences

Functionality: Globin gene causative mutation Pathogenicity: N/A
Common Name: IVS I-113 C>A HGVS Name: HBA2:c.96-5C>A
Hb Name: Hb Beach Haven Protein Info: N/A

Context nucleotide sequence:

Also known as:

Comments: Found in cis with -α3.7 in a 2-year-old Filipino proband with Hb H disease (--FIL/-α3.7). The variant is within the α2-globin part of the hybrid α2α1 gene generated. It creates a new 3' acceptor splice site in the IVS I of the α2-globin gene, three nucleotides upstream of the wild-type splice site. Because this is in frame, any transcript produced using this site will insert a serine into helix B of the α-globin protein chain at codon position 31, possibly destabilizing the α1β1 interface. Although the new acceptor splice site is the first AG, it is not used preferentially over the wild-type site. The new acceptor splice site is used in ~35% of α-globin mRNA transcripts. As a result, the lowered expression of normal α-globin transcript from this allele predicts for a more severe form of Hb H disease in the proband.

We follow the HGVS sequence variant nomenclature and IUPAC standards.

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Hemoglobinopathy Group: Thalassaemia and Structural Haemoglobinopathy
Hemoglobinopathy Subgroup: N/A
Allele Phenotype:N/A
Stability: N/A
Oxygen Affinity: N/A
Associated Phenotypes: Haemolytic anaemia [HP:0001878]


Chromosome: 16
Locus: NG_000006.1
Locus Location: N/A
Size: 1 bp
Located at: α3.7 hybrid
Specific Location: N/A

Other details

Type of Mutation: Point-Mutation(Substitution)
Effect on Gene/Protein Function: Consensus splice site (mRNA Processing)
Ethnic Origin: Filipino
Molecular mechanism: N/A
Inheritance: Recessive
DNA Sequence Determined: Yes

In silico pathogenicity prediction

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Publications / Origin

  1. Van de Water N, Tan T, Crowley M, Kerr R, Browett P, Novel α-Globin Splice Site Mutation (HBA2: c.96-5C>A) in Combination with Three-Gene Deletion Hb H Disease., Hemoglobin, 42(2), 122-125, 2018 PubMed
Created on 2019-04-11 15:07:29, Last reviewed on 2021-03-09 10:46:44 (Show full history)

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