We found 11 single nucleotide polymorphisms and one triple nucleotide insertion in the cDNA of the human transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) III receptor gene (TGFBR3) located on 1p33–p32, encoding betaglycan, a component of the TGF-β receptor system. Inside the 5′ untranslated region (UTR), a G→A polymorphism was identified at position 311. In the open reading frame (ORF), a non-conservative T→C polymorphism was identified at position 392, and three conservative polymorphisms were found at positions 563 (G→A), 1548 (G→A), and 2370 (C→T). A triple nucleotide insertion (GCA) was identified at position 1419. Inside the 3′ UTR, six polymorphisms were identified: four G→A, at positions 2918, 3055, 3098, and 3355; one T→A, at position 3183; and one G→C, at position 3966. In addition to these changes, some divergences from the published sequence were observed in all 12 chromosomes tested. These included, in the ORF, an additional C after position 555, two additional G after position 563, and an additional T after position 1388. No T was found at position 1394. The alterations translate to a changed amino acid sequence. Inside the 3′ UTR, additional discrepancies were identified. The discovered changes and polymorphisms may be useful for further genetic studies of TGFBR3 receptor deficiencies.
Received: December 22, 1999 / Accepted: February 25, 2000
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Zippert, R., Bäßler, A., Holmer, S. et al. Eleven single nucleotide polymorphisms and one triple nucleotide insertion of the human TGF-β III receptor gene. J Hum Genet 45, 250–253 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1007/s100380070035
- Key words TGF-β III receptor gene
- Chromosome 1p33–p32