Clinical and Molecular Cytogenetic Characteristics of Five Cases with Isodicentric Y Chromosome
AuthorsManotas, María C.
M. González, Daniel
Moreno, Olga M.
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Facultad de Medicina. Instituto de Genética Humana. Grupo de investigación Instituto de Genética Humana
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Isodicentric Y chromosome [idic(Y)] is one of the most common structural abnormalities of the Y chromosome and has been observed in patients with reproductive disorders and in patients with disorders of sexual development. Most idic(Y) chromosomes are found in mosaic form with a 45,X cell line. These chromosomes are highly unstable during mitosis due to the presence of 2 centromers, which explains their probable loss in early mitosis or mitosis of the embryo and therefore the presence of the 45,X line. It has been hypothesized that the proportion of 45,X cells in various tissues probably influences the phenotypic sex of individuals carrying an idic(Y) chromosome, ranging from infertile men, hypospadias, ambiguous genitalia, and Turner syndrome to sex reversal. In this article we present 5 cases of patients with idic(Y) referred for suspected disorder of sex development (DSD), 3 with a male assignment and 2 with a female assignment. All cases have variable clinical characteristics, which were assessed by the transdisciplinary group of Disorders of Sex Development of the Hospital Universitario San Ignacio, Bogotá, Colombia. Patients were analyzed by conventional and molecular cytogenetics using high-resolution G-band and FISH techniques. Our findings highlight the importance of cytogenetic studies in the diagnosis of DSD patients.
Link to the resourcehttps://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/512803
SourceSexual Development; , Páginas 1 - 9 (2021)
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