OBJECTIVE: To detect the disease-causing gene mutation of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in a Chinese family and to analyze the correlation of the genotype and the phenotype. METHODS: One family affected with HCM was studied. The clinical data including symptom, physical examination, echocardiography and electrocardiography were collected. The full encoding exons and flanking sequences of beta-myosin heavy chain gene (MYH7) and cardiac myosin-binding protein C gene (MYBPC3) were amplified with PCR and the products were sequenced. RESULTS: A G8887A mutation, which is an acceptor splicing site of intron 15 (IVS15-1G > A) in MYBPC3 (gi: Y10129) was identified in 6 out of 11 family members. Three mutation carriers developed HCM at 48 - 75 years old with mild chest pain, chest distress and asymmetric septal hypertrophy (13 - 14 mm) and remaining mutation carriers are free of HCM. No mutation was identified in MYH7 gene. CONCLUSION: HCM caused by the IVS15-1G > A mutation is a benign phenotype. It is helpful to screen MYBPC3 gene mutation in late-onset HCM patients with mild symptoms.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Zhonghua xin xue guan bing za zhi [Chinese journal of cardiovascular diseases]|
|State||Published - Aug 1 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine