IthaID: 4068

Names and Sequences

Functionality: Globin gene causative mutation Pathogenicity: N/A
Common Name: CD 112 CAC>-AC HGVS Name: HBA2:c.337delC
Hb Name: N/A Protein Info: N/A

Context nucleotide sequence:

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Comments: The deletion of a nucleotide 'C' in exon 3 of the α2-globin gene causes a frameshift resulting in a premature termination codon (TGA) at codon 132. Found via next generation sequencing and confirmed by Sanger sequencing. No other variations in HBB, HBA2 and HBA1 genes were detected. The proband had normal Hb (119 g/L), but a slightly decreased mean corpuscular volume (MCV, 77.2 fL) and mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH, 25.6 pg). Also, Hb A (97.8%) and Hb F (0.0%) values by CE (Capillarys 2 FIEX PIERCING, Sebia) were normal, while the Hb A2 (2.2%) value was below normal, which indicates a phenotype of silent α-thalassemia.

We follow the HGVS sequence variant nomenclature and IUPAC standards.

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Hemoglobinopathy Group: Thalassaemia
Hemoglobinopathy Subgroup: α-thalassaemia
Allele Phenotype:α⁺
Associated Phenotypes: N/A


Chromosome: 16
Locus: NG_000006.1
Locus Location: 34371
Size: 1 bp
Located at: α2
Specific Location: Exon 3

Other details

Type of Mutation: Point-Mutation(Deletion)
Effect on Gene/Protein Function: Frameshift (Translation)
Ethnic Origin: Chinese
Molecular mechanism: N/A
Inheritance: Recessive
DNA Sequence Determined: Yes

In silico pathogenicity prediction

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Publications / Origin

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1Pan, Lei2023-09-11First report.
Created on 2023-09-26 10:39:16, Last reviewed on 2023-09-26 12:31:40 (Show full history)

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