Supplementary Material for: De novo Structure Variations of the Y Chromosome in a 47,XXY Female with Ovarian Failure: A Case Report
2014-09-10T00:00:00Z (GMT) by
We report on a patient with a 47,XXY karyotype who presents a normal female phenotype, which is an extremely rare observation worldwide. The patient is infertile. Type B ultrasound scans and other tests suggested that her ovaries had completely failed. Microsatellite DNA marker analysis revealed that the 2 X chromosomes were derived from her mother and that this abnormality was caused by non-disjunction of the maternal X chromosomes during meiosis II. Copy number variation analysis identified 2 large de novo deletions in her Y chromosome. Remarkably, one of the deleted regions includes the <i>SRY</i> gene locus, which might explain her female phenotype. However, the genetic mechanism of her ovarian failure remains unclear. This paper is the first report of a 47,XXY female with ovarian failure.