Characterization of mutations within the factor VIII gene of 73 unrelated mild and moderate haemophiliacs

Br J Haematol. 1995 Oct;91(2):458-64. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2141.1995.tb05322.x.


To screen for mutations within the factor VIII gene of 101 patients (85 unrelated), we used denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) after DNA amplification of target regions, including all coding regions except for the middle part (amino acid 757 to amino acid 1649) of the B domain. With this method, missense mutations were identified in 86% of unrelated patients. 41 different mutations were identified: 25 of them have not been described previously. Five of the genotypes are associated with CRM+ and 26 with CRMred status. Patients who are definitely related to each other showed no differences in DNA sequence. One patient showed two different base pair alterations, the first at amino acid 469 [ala(GCA-->gly(GGA)] and the second at position 473 [tyr(TAT)-->cys(TGT)]. One patient with an amino acid change at position 1689 [arg(CGC)-->his(CAC)] has developed an inhibitor against factor VIII.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Base Sequence
  • Exons
  • Factor VIII / genetics*
  • Hemophilia A / genetics*
  • Humans
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Mutation*


  • Factor VIII