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Detection of Rare Somatic GNAS Mutation in McCune-Albright Syndrome Using a Novel Peptide Nucleic Acid Probe in a Single Tube.

Chiuan-Chian Chiou, Fu-Sung Lo, Tai-Long Chen
McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS) is characterized by the triad of precocious puberty, café au lait pigmentation, and polyostotic fibrous dysplasia (FD) of bone, and is caused by post-zygotic somatic mutations-R201H or R201C-in the guanine nucleotide binding protein, alpha stimulating (GNAS) gene. In the present study, a novel peptide nucleic acid (PNA) probe with fluorescent labeling was designed to detect trace amounts of somatic mutant GNAS in a single tube reaction. The method was applied to screen GNAS mutations in six patients with MAS/FD. The results showed that the PNA probe assay could detect low abundant mutants in 200-fold excess of wild-type alleles. The GNAS mutation was found in three patients with severe disease (MAS) by using the assay. The other three patients with mild disease (having only FD) showed a wild-type result. This study has provided a simple method to detect trace amounts of GNAS mutants with high sensitivity in large amounts of wild-type DNA.

Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.3390/molecules22111874

DOI: 10.3390/molecules22111874

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