Screening for Y ChromosomeMicrodeletion in a Nonobstructive Azoospermic Male Patient with Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplantation from His Sister

Gurkan H., Kucukdurmaz F., Akman T., Aydin F., KADIOĞLU A.

CASE REPORTS IN MEDICINE, vol.2010, 2010 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2010
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2010/541061
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Genomic DNA of a patient diagnosed with nonobstructive azoospermia and with the history of allogenic bone marrow transplantation from his sister due to chronic myeloid leukemia was isolated from peripheral blood in order to screen Y chromosome microdeletions. 13 short tagged sites belonging to AZF a, b, and c loci were detected withmultiplex polymerase chain reaction technique. Bands were determined in ZFX/ZFY wells, whereas no bands were determined in wells of other STS regions. DNA isolation was done from buccal mucosa smear to obtain genomic DNA from patient's own cells and multiplex polymerase chain reaction technique was performed again. Bands were seen in all wells of 13 STS regions. Y chromosome microdeletion was not detected in the patient. In conclusion, genomic DNA isolation in patients undergoing BMT should be done frompatients' own cells.