We analyzed three unrelated Japanese patients with type II Glanzmann thrombasthenia (GT) for associated mutations. Polymerase chain reaction and subsequent direct sequencing of platelet RNA and genomic DNA revealed three single nucleotide substitutions of the integrin β3 subunit gene (His (CAT)-280 to Pro (CCT), Cys (TGT)-560 to Phe (TTT), and Gly(GGC)-579 to Ser(AGC)). Interestingly, the three unrelated patients all had the H280P mutation; one was homozygous and the other two heterozygous for this mutation. Ectopic expression of wild type and mutant complexes in Chinese hamster ovary cells revealed decreased surface expression of the mutated αIIbβ3 complexes, thus demonstrating that these mutations may result in the mild GT phenotypes. The identification of three unrelated patients having the same mutation (H280P) suggests that this mutation might be prevalent in the Japanese thrombasthenic population.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 29 1998|
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- Molecular Biology