Summary

J Hum Genet. 2014 Oct;59(10):549-53. doi: 10.1038/jhg.2014.70. Epub 2014 Aug 7.

Clinical and molecular studies in four patients with SRY-positive 46,XX testicular disorders of sex development: implications for variable sex development and genomic rearrangements.

Abstract:

We report four patients with SRY-positive 46,XX testicular disorders of sex development (46,XX-TDSD) (cases 1-4). Case 1 exhibited underdeveloped external genitalia with hypospadias, case 2 manifested micropenis and cases 3 and 4 showed normal external genitalia. The Xp;Yp translocations occurred between the X- and the Y-differential regions in case 1, between PRKX and inverted PRKY in case 2 and between the X-chromosomal short arm pseudoautosomal region and the Y-differential regions in cases 3 and 4. The distance of the Yp breakpoint from SRY was ~0.75 Mb in case 1, ~6.5 Mb in case 2, ~2.3 Mb in case 3 and ~72 kb in case 4. The Xp;Yp translocation occurred within an 87-bp homologous segment of PRKX and PRKY in case 2, and between non-homologous regions with addition of an 18-bp sequence of unknown origin in case 4. X-inactivation analysis revealed random inactivation in cases 1-4. The results argue against the notion that undermasculinization in 46,XX-TDSD is prone to occur when translocated Yp materials are small (<100 kb of the Y-differential region), and imply that the Xp;Yp translocations result from several mechanisms including non-allelic homologous recombination and non-homologous end joining.

日本語要旨:

SRY-陽性 46,XX 精巣性性分化異常症の患者4名の中でも、それぞれに臨床像とゲノム再編成の機構が異なっていることが明らかになった。

PMID:  25102093

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