Analysis of HumFABP2 as a polymorphic human genetic marker in the Turkish population
Objectives: To examine the allele frequencies of HumFABP2 locus in 155 individuals from different regions of Turkey. Methods: The study was carried out in Cumhuriyet University Hospital, Sivas, Turkey, between March and June 2006. The allele and genotype frequencies for HumFABP2 were determined by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using the manufacturer's recommended protocol, and using the commercially available Macherey-Nagel DNA isolation kit. The PCR amplification was carried out in a Perkin-Elmer GeneAmp PCR System 9600 thermal cycler following the manufacturer's recommendations. The allele frequencies in the Turkish population was computed, and the heterozygote rate was calculated. Results: In this population study of 155 samples, we found 75 (48.39%) heterozygote and 80 (51.61%) homozygote. The results showed heterozygotic cases as 150/250 bp, and homozygotic cases as 150 bp. Conclusions: Allele frequency data of HumFABP2 as a PCR-based genetic marker could be used in identity testing to estimate the frequency of a multiple PCR based profile in the Turkish population.