TO: MEMBERS OF THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS GENETIC ANALYSIS CONSORTIUM
Amos, Boston U, USA Kalaydjieva, Sofia, Bulgaria
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NEWSLETTER #36, July 10, 1991
1. Ferec C, Quere I, Quillermit H and Verlingue C report a mutation located at the 5' splice junction of intron 20 (4005+1G->A).
2. Malik N, Hofmann S, Morris M and Bühler E report a 3 bp deletion in intron 20. This mutation which is named 4006-19del3 may cause abnormal splicing.
3. Ferec C, Quillermit H, Quere I and Verlingue C report a C to T change at nucleotide position 1607 in exon 10. This mutation (S492F) destroys a DdeI site and it may be a "mild" mutation conferring pancreatic sufficiency.
4. Claustres M, Gerrard B, White MB and Dean M report a frameshift mutation in exon 7- 1078delT.
5. Dörk T, Neumann T and Tümmler B provide further information about 2 sequence variations (see attached).
6. Chillón M, Nunes V and Estivill X report an A to G change at the beginning of exon 4- causing an amino acid substitution E92K.
7. Some of us met informally at The European Cystic Fibrosis Conference on June 18, Copenhagen. It was generally agreed that it had been too expensive to prepare oligonucleotides for the PCR as well as for hybridization. Since only small amounts of oligonucleotides are used in allele-specific hybridization, it was thought to be worthwhile to establish a mechanism to exchange normal and mutant ASOs for those who are screening mutations by this method. Please drop me a note if you like this idea and, for those who are willing to provide oligonucleotides, please send me a list as well so that a compiled list can be published next month.
8. There was some complaint that there was no advance notice for publication of the large population screening table. On the contrary, deadline was actually set each time but data always kept dribbling in after the deadline. In any case, I think it is about time to call for an update again. Please return the data to me on the attached form by the 15th of September. No haplotype data and genotype counts please. I will try to compile the data before the next general meeting.
9. The next general meeting of the consortium will be held at the International Human Genetics Congress in Washington, D.C. on October 6-11. It is scheduled between 6:30 and 7:30 pm on Wednesday, October 9 (location to be announced later). There will also be an informal meeting at the North American CF Conference, October 2-5, 1991, Dallas, Texas (The exact time and location to be announced).