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Mohieldeen W A, Ahmed A, Elmosaad Y M, Suliman R S, Alfahed A, Hjazi A, et al . Detection of Methylene Tetrahydrofolate Reductase (MTHFR C677T) Mutation among Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Sudanese Patients. rbmb.net 2023; 12 (3) :458-464
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Department of Medical Laboratory, College of Applied Medical Science, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Alkharj 11942, Saudi Arabia.
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Background: A genetic polymorphism that causes abnormal folate metabolism may lead to genomic instability and increase susceptibility to malignancies such as Acute Lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The purpose of this research is to identify methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR C677T) (NCBI ID: 4524) mutation in ALL patients.

Methods: The study was a descriptive case-control hospital-based study with one hundred Sudanese participants divided equally into fifty (50) Sudanese ALL diagnosed patients as cases and fifty (50) Sudanese individuals as controls. The MTHFR C677T mutant allele was detected using conventional PCR, with the primer sequence of MTHFR C677T F-TGAAGGAAGGTGTCTGCGGGA R-AGGACGGTGCGGTGAGAGTG. The study was conducted from January to March 2023, and samples were collected from the Radiation and Isotops Center at Khartoum Hospital.

Results: The investigation revealed that 12 of the 50 patients in the case group (24%) had the MTHFR C677T mutant allele, and the study also revealed that there is significant correlation with the control group. There is no significant relationship between socio-demographic variables and MTHFR mutation detection in ALL patients. Also, the sociodemographic variables predictors of MTHFR mutation among ALL patients adjusted for smoking habit revealed no significant relationship.

Conclusion: According to the findings of this study, the mutant allele of the Methylene Tetra Hydro Folate Reductase C677T was detected and demonstrated varying degrees of significance. It was concluded that the MTHFR C677T gene mutation was associated with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in Sudanese patients.

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Type of Article: Original Article | Subject: Molecular Biology
Received: 2023/09/28 | Accepted: 2023/12/2 | Published: 2024/02/25

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