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Expanding the genetic and phenotypic spectrum of female infertility caused by TLE6 mutations.



The present study was intended to identify genetic causes of infertile patients with recurrent failure of in vitro fertilization (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) attempts.


Infertile patients with recurrent IVF/ICSI failure from Shanghai Ji Ai Genetics & IVF Institute and the Ninth Hospital affiliated with Shanghai Jiao Tong University were recruited. Genomic DNA samples were extracted from their peripheral blood. Whole-exome sequencing and Sanger validation were performed to identify candidate variants.


We identified novel transducin-like enhancer of split 6 (TLE6) gene mutations in three patients with recurrent IVF/ICSI failure. One patient carried a homozygous missense mutation (c.1226G>A; p.Arg409Gln) with subsequent fertilization failure, while the other two patients carried either a homozygous missense mutation (c.1621G>A; p.Glu541Lys) or a compound heterozygous missense mutation (c.388G>A/c.1507G>A; p.Asp130Asn/p.Val503Ile) and had viable but low-quality embryos.


Our study expands the mutational and phenotypic spectrum of TLE6 and suggests the important role of TLE6 during embryonic development. Our findings have implications for the genetic diagnosis of female infertility with recurrent IVF/ICSI failure.


PROVIDER: S-EPMC7056779 | BioStudies | 2020-01-01

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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