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Genotype-phenotype correlations of new causative APC gene mutations in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis.
  1. D J Bunyan,
  2. J Shea-Simonds,
  3. A C Reck,
  4. D Finnis,
  5. D M Eccles
  1. Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Salisbury District Hospital, Wiltshire, UK.


    Nine new causative mutations and seven previously characterised mutations of the APC gene of patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) were analysed for any genotype-phenotype correlations. The only clear genotype-phenotype correlation found was between the position of the mutation site and the presence or absence of congenital hypertrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium (CHRPE). A more distal mutation site was associated with an earlier age of onset of symptoms and a larger number of colonic polyps, but a notable amount of intrafamilial variation was observed.

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