Hemoglobinopathies in the Cukurova Region and Neighboring Provinces

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Ariyurek S. Y. , Yildiz S. M. , Yalin A. E. , Guzelgul F., Aksoy K.

HEMOGLOBIN, cilt.40, ss.168-172, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3109/03630269.2016.1155156
  • Dergi Adı: HEMOGLOBIN
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.168-172


To contribute to the creation of a mutation map of the region, we aimed to determine the mutation spectrum of thalassemias and abnormal hemoglobins (Hbs) in the Cukurova region and surrounding provinces. In this study, a total of 8135 samples from Adana, Hatay, Mersin, Konya and Kayseri provinces between 1993 and 2014 were analyzed. Complete blood cell (CBC) counts and Hb typing were carried out using automatic cell counters, cellulose acetate membrane electrophoresis and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), respectively. For the molecular analyses, genomic DNA was extracted using both manual and automated DNA extraction devices. Determination of Hb mutations were done by microarray, restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP), amplification refractory mutation system (ARMS) and gap-polymerase chain reaction (gap-PCR) methodologies. Samples were analyzed for abnormal Hb and thalassemia mutations. Out of 8135 samples, 1382 were observed to be carrying Hb mutations. It was identified that 826 mutation carriers included abnormal Hbs with a frequency of 59.7%, 416 carriers included beta-thalassemia (beta-thal) mutations with a frequency of 30.7% and 136 carriers included alpha-thalassemia (alpha-thal) mutations with a frequency of 9.9%. In this study, the most frequently observed abnormal Hb in the region was Hb S [beta 6(A3)Glu -> Val (GTG>GAG), HBB: c.20T>A], whereas the most commonly observed mutations were the IVS-I-110 (G>A) (HBB: c.93-21G>A) point mutation in beta-thal and the 3.7kb deletion in alpha-thal .