Molecular Characterization of Mosaicism for a Small Supernumerary Marker Chromosome Derived from Chromosome Y in an Infertile Male with Apparently Normal Phenotype: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Molecular Characterization of Mosaicism for a Small Supernumerary Marker Chromosome Derived from Chromosome Y in an Infertile Male with Apparently Normal Phenotype: A Case Report and Literature Review. Biomed Res Int. 2019;2019:9398275 Authors: An N, Yu Y, Xi Q, Yue F, Liu R, Li S, Wang R Abstract Small supernumerary marker chromosomes (sSMCs), equal in size or smaller than chromosome 20 of the same metaphase, can hardly be identified through traditional banding technique. They are usually associated with intelligent disability, growth retardation, and infertility, but the genotype-phenotype correlations are still complicated for their complex origins and constitutions. Herein, we identified a 26-year-old Chinese infertile male who carried a mosaic sSMC and was diagnosed as severe oligospermia. The G-banding analysis initially described his karyotype as mos 47, XY, +mar[32]/46, XY[18]. The chromosomal microarray analysis results showed a 25.5 Mb gain in Yp11.31q11.23 and a 0.15 Mb loss in Yq12. Two SRY signals were discovered in the "seemingly" normal chromosome Y in both cell lines using SRY probe: one normal SRY was located on the distal tip of the short arm of chromosome Y while the other SRY was located on the terminal of long arm in the same chromosome Y. The sSMC(Y) was finally identified as der(Y) (pter ⟶ q11.23) (SRY-). To our knowledge, the chromosomal Y anomalies, SRY gene translocated from der(Y) (pter&t...
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