AIM: To analyze the presence of Y chromosome microdeletions in males of Mexican couples with idiopathic recurrent pregnancy losses (RPL).
METHODS: Seventy-one males from couples with RPL and 66 fertile males as controls were studied. DNA was isolated from peripheral lymphocytes and used to run multiplex polymerase chain reactions. Regions AZFa (sY84, sY86), AZFb (sY127, sY134) and AZFc (sY254, sY255) of the Y chromosome were analyzed according to valid guidelines recommended by the European Academy of Andrology and the European Molecular Genetics Quality Network. Also, the sequence tagged sites (STSs): DYS262 (sY67), DYS220 (sY129), DYF85S1 (sY150), DYF86S1 (sY152) and DYF87S1 (sY153) were included in order to analyze STSs previously reported as deleted. A power analysis to support our simple size was performed.
RESULTS: Results show an absence of Y chromosome microdeletions in males of couples with RPL and controls with an acceptable statistical power.
CONCLUSION: The study did not show an association of recurrent pregnancy loss and Y chromosome microdeletions in Mexican male partners. Based on the results, the study of Y chromosome microdeletions in couples with RPL is not considered clinically relevant.
- Abortion, Habitual
- Chromosome Deletion
- Chromosomes, Human, Y
- Family Characteristics
- Genetic Testing
- Middle Aged
- Sex Chromosome Aberrations
- Sex Chromosome Disorders of Sex Development
- Young Adult
- Journal Article