Human Genetics

, Volume 81, Issue 3, pp 287–288

Demonstration of a Sandhoff disease-associated autosomal 50-kb deletion by field inversion gel electrophoresis

  • Hennie Bikker
  • Frank M. van den Berg
  • Ruud A. Wolterman
  • Jan J. M. de Vijlder
  • Piet A. Bolhuis
Original Investigations

DOI: 10.1007/BF00279006

Cite this article as:
Bikker, H., van den Berg, F.M., Wolterman, R.A. et al. Hum Genet (1989) 81: 287. doi:10.1007/BF00279006

Summary

Field inversion gel electrophoresis (FIGE) of SfiI-digested chromosomal DNA was used to demonstrate a 50-kb deletion in one allele of the gene encoding the beta subunit of human hexosaminidase (HEXB at 5q13) of two apparently unrelated patients with Sandhoff disease. In conventional electrophoretic restriction analysis, this deletion was masked by hybridization of bands from the other allele.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hennie Bikker
    • 1
  • Frank M. van den Berg
    • 2
  • Ruud A. Wolterman
    • 1
  • Jan J. M. de Vijlder
    • 1
  • Piet A. Bolhuis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Experimental MedicineAcademic Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of PathologyAcademic Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands