[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: In a family with multiple members affected by breast cancer we identified the novel mutation 1125delCT (exon 11) in BRCA1. Three out of three offsprings have the novel mutation while the mother affected by breast cancer does not carry the mutation. Linkage analysis revealed the transmission of the healthy haplotype from the mother to the three offsprings while the children inherited the mutated haplotype from the father. Our data document in an unquestionable way where the mutated haplotype was inherited from. In some families, although the transmission pathway seems obvious, the molecular analysis yields surprising results.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a heterogeneous disorder; at present, it is diagnosed using only genetic methods. In the current study, we performed molecular analysis in two families presenting with FMF. In the first family, we report two brothers with a common genotype (M694V/V726A) but with different clinical presentation. In the second family, we identified the M694V and K695R mutations in a presymptomatic carrier.