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Hemochromatosis gene (HFE) mutations in South East Asia: a potential for iron overload.

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Hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) is an autosomal recessive disease caused by mutations in the HFE gene that mainly affects populations of European descent. Recently a novel mutation (IVS5+1 G-->A) has been described in a Vietnamese patient with HH that was not detected in a European control population. We have developed a novel method to screen for this mutation based on restriction enzyme digestion of a PCR product using a modified forward primer. We have screened 314 Vietnamese people fro...

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Pointon, JJ More by this author
Viprakasit, V More by this author
Livesey, KJ More by this author
Steiner, M More by this author
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Journal:
Blood cells, molecules and diseases
Volume:
30
Issue:
3
Pages:
302-306
Publication date:
2003
DOI:
EISSN:
1096-0961
ISSN:
1079-9796
URN:
uuid:952169a7-f351-4d20-a45d-005d4b30a0bf
Source identifiers:
229432
Local pid:
pubs:229432

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