Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences




Background/aim: It is not always possible to determine the causative basis of pregnancy losses and even today it has been reported that 50% of cases with recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) have no reason to be detected. In our study, it is aimed to reveal the copy number variations (CNVs) of the genes which presumably have a potential effect in individuals with RPL and contribute to subsequent functional studies in the follow-up. Materials and methods: We retrospectively evaluated the array-comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) data of cytogenetically 64 normal individuals (21 couples, 11 unrelated women, and 11 unrelated men) who had applied to our outpatient clinic from January 2016 to December 2017, for the history of idiopathic two or more RPL. Results: A total of 83 CNVs were detected in 56 different chromosomal regions [36% (20/56) is deletion and 64% (36/56) is duplication] in 40/64 (62.5%) of the cases. Two detected deleterious CNVs encompassing 1p36.22-p36.21 and 10q11.22 chromosomal locus have been reported as pathogenic according to the Database of Genomic Variants (DGV). Conclusion: CNVs that may play a role in the genetic etiology of idiopathic RPL were revealed in our study and potential chromosomal loci were introduced to the literature for further analysis. The detection of CNVs and their association with reproduction such as RPL, infertility, and even other diseases will allow us to have more information about the clinical consequences and will make it possible to provide more accurate and comprehensive genetic counseling.


Array-comparative genomic hybridization, copy number variation, recurrent pregnancy loss

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