RGD Reference Report - Band 3 Campinas: a novel splicing mutation in the band 3 gene (AE1) associated with hereditary spherocytosis, hyperactivity of Na+/Li+ countertransport and an abnormal renal bicarbonate handling. - Rat Genome Database

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Band 3 Campinas: a novel splicing mutation in the band 3 gene (AE1) associated with hereditary spherocytosis, hyperactivity of Na+/Li+ countertransport and an abnormal renal bicarbonate handling.

Authors: Lima, PR  Gontijo, JA  Lopes de Faria, JB  Costa, FF  Saad, ST 
Citation: Lima PR, etal., Blood. 1997 Oct 1;90(7):2810-8.
RGD ID: 10450510
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:9326249

We have studied the molecular defect underlying band 3 deficiency in one family with hereditary spherocytosis using nonradioactive single strand conformation polymorphism of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplified genomic DNA of the AE1 gene. By direct sequencing, a single base substitution in the splicing donor site of intron 8 (position + 1G --> T) was identified. The study of the cDNA showed a skipping of exon 8. This exon skipping event is responsible for a frameshift leading to a premature stop codon 13 amino acids downstream. The distal urinary acidification test by furosemide was performed to verify the consequences of the band 3 deficiency in alpha intercalated cortical collecting duct cells (alphaICCDC). We found an increased basal urinary bicarbonate excretion, associated with an increased basal urinary pH and an efficient distal urinary acidification. We also tested the consequences of band 3 deficiency on the Na+/H+ exchanger, by the measurement of Na+/Li+ countertransport activity in red blood cells. The Na+/Li+ countertransport activity was increased threefold to sixfold in the patients compared with the controls. It is possible that band 3 deficiency in the kidney leads to a decrease in the reabsorption of HCO3- in alphaICCDC and anion loss, which might be associated with an increased sodium-lithium countertransport activity.

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Genes (Rattus norvegicus)
Slc4a1  (solute carrier family 4 member 1 (Diego blood group))

Genes (Mus musculus)
Slc4a1  (solute carrier family 4 (anion exchanger), member 1)

Genes (Homo sapiens)
SLC4A1  (solute carrier family 4 member 1 (Diego blood group))


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