An insertion within the factor IX gene: hemophilia BEl Salvador

Am J Hum Genet. 1988 Apr;42(4):581-4.


A patient with moderate to severe hemophilia B has been found to have a large insertion within his factor IX gene. The site of insertion is located in a DNA segment of approximately 0.8 kb between exon IV and an EcoRI site within intron D. The size of the DNA insertion is approximately 6 kb, and it contains at least two TaqI sites, two EcoRI sites, and one HindIII site. The insert probably originates from outside the FIX gene and does not represent an internal duplication. We propose that this abnormal FIX gene be called FIX El Salvador in recognition of the birthplace of the patient.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • DNA / genetics
  • DNA Restriction Enzymes
  • El Salvador
  • Factor IX / genetics*
  • Genes*
  • Hemophilia A / blood*
  • Hemophilia A / genetics
  • Humans
  • Male


  • Factor IX
  • DNA
  • DNA Restriction Enzymes