Human Genetics

, Volume 77, Issue 2, pp 145–150 | Cite as

A Y/5 translocation in a 45,X male with cri du chat syndrome

  • Bernhard Weber
  • Werner Schempp
  • Ulrike Orth
  • Heide Seidel
  • Andreas Gal
Original Investigations


In a patient described as a 45,X male with cri du chat syndrome, combined cytogenetic and molecular methods revealed Y euchromatic material to be translocated onto the short arm of one chromosome 5, resulting in a chromosome der(5)(5qter→5p14::Yp11.31→Ypter). The translocated Y euchromatin comprised only the distal short arm including the pseudoautosomal region and the so-called deletion intervals 1 and 2. A review of 45,X males from the literature showed that; most of them carry a paternally transmitted Y/autosome translocations; resulting in various autosomal deletions. Depending on the segment concerned, the deletion led to congenital malformations.


Internal Medicine Metabolic Disease Molecular Method Congenital Malformation Pseudoautosomal Region 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernhard Weber
    • 1
  • Werner Schempp
    • 1
  • Ulrike Orth
    • 2
  • Heide Seidel
    • 3
  • Andreas Gal
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Humangenetik und Anthropologie der UniversitätFreiburg i. Br.Federal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Institut für Humangenetik der UniversitätBonnFederal Republic of Germany
  3. 3.Abteilung pädiatrische Genetik der Kinderpoliklinik der UniversitätMünchen 2Federal Republic of Germany

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