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An intronic mutation responsible for a low level of expression of an HLA-A*24 allele.

Laforet M., Froelich N., Parissiadis A., Bausinger H., Pfeiffer B., Tongio M.M.

HLA class I typing performed in parallel by molecular biology and serology has revealed cases where an HLA class I allele was identified but the corresponding antigen on the cell surface was not detected. In the present report, we describe three members of a family in whom an HLA-A24 allele identified at the molecular level was typed as A "blank" by lymphocytotoxicity. This serologically blank antigen was nevertheless faintly detectable by isoelectric focusing (IEF) and FACS analyses. Sequencing of the HLA-A*24 allele from the promoter region to the eighth exonic region revealed a point mutation in the acceptor site of the second intron as compared to the normal HLA-A*24 allele. This mutation could lead to incorrect processing of mRNA through a cryptic acceptor site located at the beginning of the third exon and hence to alternative splicing with a frame shift introducing an early stop codon into the fourth exon.

Tissue Antigens 50:340-346(1997) [PubMed] [Europe PMC]

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