A group of 46 European patients with mucopoly-saccharidosis type I (MPS I) was screened for mutations of the α-L-iduronidase gene. The 2 common nonsense mutations, W402X and Q70X, were identified in, respectively, 37% and 35% of mutant alleles. Considerable differences were seen in the frequency of these 2 mutations in patients from North Europe (Norway and Finland) and other European countries (mainly The Netherlands and Germany). In Scandinavia, W402X and Q70X account for 17% and 62% of the MPS I alleles, respectively, while in other European countries W402X is about 2.5 times more frequent (48%) than Q70X (19%). Eight novel mutations are described including 4 missense mutations, 1 nonsense mutation, 1 insertion of 2 base pairs, and 2 deletions of 1 and 12 base pairs.
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- Molecular Biology