Journal article

A novel locus for X-linked congenital cataract on Xq24

Jamie E Craig, Kathryn L Friend, Jozef Gecz, Kate M Rattray, Mark Troski, David A Mackey, Kathryn P Burdon



PURPOSE: This study aimed to map the genetic locus responsible for a novel X-linked congenital cataract phenotype. METHODS: A large three-generation family with lamellar and nuclear cataract in five affected males was identified. Linkage analysis was conducted by genotyping X-chromosome specific microsatellite markers at an average spacing of 5 cM. Analysis was conducted using the LINKAGE package under an X-linked recessive model. RESULTS: A linkage was detected on Xq24 with the maximum LOD score of 2.53 at theta=0 for DXS1001. The minimal region was defined as 11.5 Mb between markers DXS8055 and DXS8009 through critical recombination events in multiple individuals. CONCLUSIONS: A gene causi..

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