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Forty-eight new cases with infertility due to balanced chromosomal rearrangements: Detailed molecular cytogenetic analysis of the 90 involved breakpoints

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A molecular cytogenetic study was performed on 48 infertile patients who were identified as carriers of balanced translocations (40 cases), inversions (6 cases) or insertions (2 cases) by means of banding cytogenetics. Cases with a Robertsonian translocation or pericentric inversion 2 or 9 were not included. In summary, 100 break-events occurred in these patients, and 90 different chromosomal regions were involved. Thus, this study confirmed the presence of abnormal karyotypes in a subgroup of patients seeking infertility treatment. Breaks were demonstrated to appear preferentially in GTG-light bands in these patients. Furthermore, the observed breakpoints were associated with genomic regions prone to instability due to the presence of segmental duplications. Nonetheless, further detailed molecular analysis will be necessary in the future to characterize the mechanisms and genetic basis for this phenomenon.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Genetics and Laboratory of Cytogenetics, State University, Jerewan 375025, Armenia

Publication date: January 1, 2007

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  • The International Journal of Molecular Medicine is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the publication of high quality studies related to the molecular mechanisms of human disease. The journal welcomes research on all aspects of molecular and clinical research, ranging from biochemistry to immunology, pathology, genetics, human genomics, microbiology, molecular pathogenesis, molecular cardiology, molecular surgery and molecular psychology.

    The International Journal of Molecular Medicine aims to provide an insight for researchers within the community in regard to developing molecular tools and identifying molecular targets for the diagnosis and treatment of a diverse number of human diseases.
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