Clinical and molecular aspects of Turkish familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis patients with perforin mutations


OKUR H., BALTA G., Akarsu N., Oner A., PATIROĞLU T. , Bay A., ...More

LEUKEMIA RESEARCH, vol.32, no.6, pp.972-975, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.leukres.2007.11.033
  • Title of Journal : LEUKEMIA RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.972-975

Abstract

The aim of this study was to elucidate the pathologic sequence changes and associated clinical phenotypes in 9 new patients showing homozygosity for perforin gene among a total of 37 (24%) Turkish FHL families studied by linkage analysis. These 9 unrelated patients (5M/4F) were coming from consanguineous families and their presentation ages of systemic symptoms were ranged from birth to 15 years. Direct sequencing of coding exons of the perforin gene led to the identification of five different homozygous alterations. The nonsense W374X mutation was identified in three patients while four different missense mutations namely G149S, V50M, A91V and novel A523D were detected in the rest six patients. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.