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Publication - Professor Jan Frayne

    Krüppeling erythropoiesis

    an unexpected broad spectrum of human red blood cell disorders due to KLF1 variants

    Citation

    Perkins, A, Xu, X, Higgs, D, Patrinos, GP, Arnaud, L, Bieker, JJ, Philipsen, S, Frayne, J & , 2016, ‘Krüppeling erythropoiesis: an unexpected broad spectrum of human red blood cell disorders due to KLF1 variants’. Blood, vol 127., pp. 1856-1862

    Abstract

    Until recently our approach to the analysis of human genetic diseases has been to accurately phenotype patients and sequence the genes known to be associated with those phenotypes; for example, analysing the globin loci in cases of thalassemia. As sequencing has become increasingly accessible, a larger panel of genes is now analysed and whole exome/genome sequencing is applied in cases where no variants are found in the candidate genes. Using such approaches in patients with unexplained anemias, we have discovered that a broad range of hitherto unrelated human red cell disorders are caused by variants in KLF1, a master regulator of erythropoiesis, previously considered to be extremely rare causes of human genetic disease.

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