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Molecular analysis of the β-catenin gene in patients with the Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome

  • Juliana B. Drummond
  • Camila F. Rezende
  • Fabio C. Peixoto
  • Joana S. Carvalho
  • Fernando M. Reis
  • Luiz De Marco
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Abstract

Purpose

To study the β-catenin gene in a group of Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser patients.

Methods

Twelve patients with the Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome were included in this study. DNA was extracted from peripheral blood and the region codifying β-catenin GSK-3β phosphorylation sites on exon 3 was amplified. PCR products were purified and directly sequenced.

Results

No mutations were found in the GSK-3β phosphorylation sites on exon 3 of β-catenin gene in this group of patients with the MRKH syndrome.

Conclusions

β-catenin gene mutations are an unlikely cause of the MRKH syndrome.

Keywords

Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome β-catenin molecular analysis Müllerian ducts anti-Müllerian hormone 

Notes

Acknowledgement

This work was partially supported by FAPEMIG and CNPq (#473169/2004-5), Brasil.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juliana B. Drummond
    • 1
  • Camila F. Rezende
    • 2
  • Fabio C. Peixoto
    • 2
  • Joana S. Carvalho
    • 1
  • Fernando M. Reis
    • 2
  • Luiz De Marco
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyFederal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)Belo HorizonteBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Gynecology and ObstetricsFederal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)Belo HorizonteBrazil

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