Research Article

Molecular analysis of an idic(Y)(qter→p11.32::p11.32→qter) chromosome from a female patient with a complex karyotype

Published: June 27, 2006
Genet.Mol.Res. 5 (2) : 399-406

Abstract

A female patient with a structurally abnormal idic(Y) (p11.32) chromosome was studied using fluorescence in situ hybridization and PCR to define the precise position of the breakpoint. The patient had a complex mosaic karyotype with eight cell lines and at least two morphologically distinct derivatives from the Y chromosome. The rearrangement was a result of a meiosis I exchange between sister chromatids at the pseudoautosomal region, followed by centromere misdivision at meiosis II. Due to instability of the dicentric Y chromosome, new cell lines later arose because of mitotic errors occurring during embryonic development. Physical examination revealed a normal female phenotype without genital ambiguity, a normal uterus and rudimentary gonads which were surgically removed.

A female patient with a structurally abnormal idic(Y) (p11.32) chromosome was studied using fluorescence in situ hybridization and PCR to define the precise position of the breakpoint. The patient had a complex mosaic karyotype with eight cell lines and at least two morphologically distinct derivatives from the Y chromosome. The rearrangement was a result of a meiosis I exchange between sister chromatids at the pseudoautosomal region, followed by centromere misdivision at meiosis II. Due to instability of the dicentric Y chromosome, new cell lines later arose because of mitotic errors occurring during embryonic development. Physical examination revealed a normal female phenotype without genital ambiguity, a normal uterus and rudimentary gonads which were surgically removed.

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