Uniparental isodisomy 13 in a normal female due to transmission of a maternal t(13q13q)

Am J Med Genet. 1995 May 22;57(1):14-8. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.1320570105.


Chromosomes from a normal 23-year-old, primigravid woman were examined at 10 weeks of gestation because of her mother's history: 8 miscarriages and two liveborn infants (the proposita and a brother who died at 3 days with multiple anomalies). Karyotypes of the proposita and her normal mother were 45,XX,t(13q13q). No evidence of mosaicism was encountered. When the proposita inherited the t(13q13q), she received two copies of 13q from her mother. Moreover, she and her mother shared the same homozygous pattern of alleles from 7 highly polymorphic microsatellite repeats localized along 13q. No evidence of paternal markers from 13 was detected, although biparental inheritance was demonstrated with DNA markers from chromosomes 2 and 17. Cytogenetic and molecular findings indicated that the proposita's chromosomal complement included mUPD 13q. The proposita's normal phenotype suggested that no maternally imprinted genes map to 13q.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abortion, Habitual / genetics
  • Adult
  • Aneuploidy*
  • Chromosome Aberrations*
  • Chromosome Banding
  • Chromosome Deletion*
  • Chromosome Disorders*
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 13*
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 14
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 15
  • DNA Primers
  • Female
  • Genetic Markers
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Karyotyping
  • Leukocytes / cytology
  • Male
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Pregnancy


  • DNA Primers
  • Genetic Markers