Macrozoospermia asociada con mutaciones del gen AURKC: primer caso clínico en Latinoamérica y revisión de la bibliografía

Translated title of the contribution: Macrozoospermia associated with mutations of AURKC gene: First case report in Latin America and literature review

Victoria Ortega, Jennifer Oyanedel, Daniela Fleck-Lavergne, Fabrizzio Horta, Alejandro Mercado-Campero, Cristián Palma-Ceppi

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Abstract

A Chilean 35-year-old male patient with a history of primary infertility made an appointment at the Unit of Reproductive Medicine at Clínica Las Condes, Santiago, Chile. Multiple semen analyses revealed abnormal sperm morphology as the most prevalent finding. Multiflagellated and macrocephalic spermatozoa were observed and indicated a possible macrozoospermic phenotype. The constant presence of abnormal sperm morphology led the scope of the study to include Aurora Kinase C (AURKC) gene sequencing. The patient was diagnosed with a homozygous mutation of this gene. The mutation was detected in exon 6, type c.744C>G+/+ (P.Y248*) variant. As previously described in the Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD), this pathogenic variant is associated with macrozoospermia. Although this mutation is not the most frequently observed, it is the first of its kind reported in Latin America.

Translated title of the contributionMacrozoospermia associated with mutations of AURKC gene: First case report in Latin America and literature review
Original languageSpanish
JournalRevista Internacional de Andrologia
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 24 Aug 2019

Keywords

  • Aurora Kinase C gene
  • Macrozoospermia
  • Male infertility
  • Sperm morphology
  • Spermiogram
  • Teratozoospermia

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