Type-I recessive congenital methemoglobinemia (RCM) is a rare autosomal disease characterized by a deficiency of the soluble form of nicotineamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH)-cytochrome b5 reductase (b5R) and clinically manifests as cyanosis of skin and mucous membranes. In the Russian Federation, type-I RCM is widely disturbed in Yakutia due to the local founder effect. The molecular genetics cause of type-I RCM in Yakutia is mutation c.806C>T in the CYB5R3 gene. In this work we used 13 polymorphic markers, which flanking the CYB5R3 gene to establish the founder haplotype. The age of the mutation was estimated as about 285 ± 135 years. In this work, we have evaluated the frequency of the c.806C>T mutation in Yakutia, which averaged 55 : 1000 Yakuts. The calculated frequency of disease was 1: 1250 Yakuts.
Russian Journal of Genetics – Springer Journals
Published: Apr 21, 2013
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