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To explore genetic mutation types and their correlation with clinical phenotypes in Uighur patients with aortic disease in Kashgar (Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China). We examined 37 pathogenic genes in 19 Uighur families with aortic diseases including Marfan syndrome from Kashgar using next generation sequencing, and the results were confirmed by Sanger sequence in the first relatives. This study included 19 families with aortic diseases, in whom a total of 23 variants were identified, and 11 (57.89%) probands had one or more variants. Among them, definite pathogenic mutation was detected in one patient (5.26%), variants of uncertain significance (VUS) were found in 8 (42.11%), and benign/likely benign variants were detected in 7 (36.84%). The 23 variants identified included one (5.26%) pathogenic variant, 14 (60.87%) VUS, and 8 (34.78%) benign/likely benign variants. The 14 VUS were analyzed by prediction with SIFT and Polyphen2 HDIV, which identified 6 (42.86%) variants as deleterious/possibly damaging; all the 8 benign/likely benign variants were predicted to be deleterious/possibly damaging. We detected 23 genetic variants in the 19 Uighur families with aortic diseases, and 22 of these variants remain to be verified by more patient data in future studies.


Changjiang Yu, Ying Li, Abuduresuli Adilijang, Jizhong Yan, Arkin Guzalnur, Abudula Abudushalamu, Yimamu Aimirela, Ruixin Fan. Gene mutation analysis of 19 Uighur families with aortic disease in Kashgar, China]. Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University. 2020 Nov 30;40(11):1607-1614

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