Homozygous AMN mutation in hereditary selective intestinal malabsorption of vitamin B12 in Jordan

Jamil R. Al-Alami, Stephan M. Tanner, Marwan K. Tayeh, Albert de la Chapelle, Hatem El-Shanti

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Objectives: Juvenile megaloblastic anemia is a rare and often hereditary disorder of cobalamin absorption, transport or intracellular metabolism. Several syndromes present with megaloblastic anemia such as congenital megaloblastic anemia due to intrinsic factor defect and juvenile megaloblastic anemia with proteinuria due to defects in the cubilin or the amnionless protein. Methods: We identified a large kindred with juvenile megaloblastic anemia. Four genes, GIF, CUBN, TCN1, and TCN2, was previously excluded from being responsible for the syndrome of this family who was discovered in Irbid, Jordan, during the year 1999. At that time, the amnionless (AMN) gene was not yet known to implicate in megaloblastic anemia. In this study, we screened the AMN for mutations in the Ohio State University, Iowa, United States of America. In addition, follow-up testing was carried out in the University of Iowa in 2004. Results: We identified a homozygous splice site mutation in the patients. This mutation was previously detected in families from Turkey and Tunisia. It is suspected to be a founder mutation of Middle Eastern origin. Conclusion: Molecular testing for this specific mutation in cases of Middle Eastern origin is a valuable tool for presymptomatic diagnosis, carrier identification and perhaps prenatal diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1061-1064
Number of pages4
JournalSaudi Medical Journal
Volume26
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Megaloblastic Anemia
Jordan
Vitamin B 12
Mutation
Tunisia
Intrinsic Factor
Turkey
Prenatal Diagnosis
Proteinuria
Genes

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Al-Alami, J. R., Tanner, S. M., Tayeh, M. K., de la Chapelle, A., & El-Shanti, H. (2005). Homozygous AMN mutation in hereditary selective intestinal malabsorption of vitamin B12 in Jordan. Saudi Medical Journal, 26(7), 1061-1064.

Homozygous AMN mutation in hereditary selective intestinal malabsorption of vitamin B12 in Jordan. / Al-Alami, Jamil R.; Tanner, Stephan M.; Tayeh, Marwan K.; de la Chapelle, Albert; El-Shanti, Hatem.

In: Saudi Medical Journal, Vol. 26, No. 7, 07.2005, p. 1061-1064.

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Al-Alami, JR, Tanner, SM, Tayeh, MK, de la Chapelle, A & El-Shanti, H 2005, 'Homozygous AMN mutation in hereditary selective intestinal malabsorption of vitamin B12 in Jordan', Saudi Medical Journal, vol. 26, no. 7, pp. 1061-1064.
Al-Alami JR, Tanner SM, Tayeh MK, de la Chapelle A, El-Shanti H. Homozygous AMN mutation in hereditary selective intestinal malabsorption of vitamin B12 in Jordan. Saudi Medical Journal. 2005 Jul;26(7):1061-1064.
Al-Alami, Jamil R. ; Tanner, Stephan M. ; Tayeh, Marwan K. ; de la Chapelle, Albert ; El-Shanti, Hatem. / Homozygous AMN mutation in hereditary selective intestinal malabsorption of vitamin B12 in Jordan. In: Saudi Medical Journal. 2005 ; Vol. 26, No. 7. pp. 1061-1064.
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