Analysis of mutations in exon 1 of the human thyrotropin receptor gene: high frequency of the D36H and P52T polymorphic variants
1999 (English)In: Thyroid, ISSN 1050-7256, E-ISSN 1557-9077, Vol. 9, no 1, 7-11 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of the present study was to investigate the N-terminal part (the translated part of exon 1) of the human thyrotropin receptor (TSHR) for the presence of mutations. Patients with Graves' disease (n = 160) and healthy controls (blood donors; n = 140) were screened using single-stranded conformational polymorphism (SSCP) in combination with restriction enzyme digestion for the two previously known mutations in this part of the receptor, viz. D36H and P52T TSHR-variants. We did not find any novel mutation in this region. However, D36H and P52T variants were found both in the TSHR of Graves' patients and in the healthy controls. The overall frequency of the D36H-receptor variant was 5.0% (15/300) and of the P52T-receptor, 7.3% (22/300). There was no major difference in the frequency for either of the TSHR alleles between the 2 groups. Thus, these 2 polymorphic variants of the TSHR seem to occur in a relatively high frequency in the population.
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1999. Vol. 9, no 1, 7-11 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-52186PubMedID: 10037069OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-52186DiVA: diva2:80095