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Confirmation of the 2p locus for the mild autosomal recessive limb-girdle muscular dystrophy gene (LGMD2B) in three families allows refinement of the candidate region (1995)

Author(s): M. R. Passos-Bueno;R. Bashir;E. S. Moreira;M. Vainzof;S. K. Marie;L. Vasquez;P. Iughetti;E. Bakker;S. Keers;A. Stephenson;et al.

  • : Confirmation of the 2p locus for the mild autosomal recessive limb-girdle muscular dystrophy gene (LGMD2B) in three families allows refinement of the candidate region

Abstract: The mild autosomal recessive limb-girdle muscular dystrophies (LGMD) are a heterogeneous group of muscle diseases. The first gene to be mapped and associated with this phenotype was a locus on 15q based on linkage analysis in families from a French geographic isolate. These results have been confirmed in other populations, but it was shown that there is genetic heterogeneity for this form of LGMD. Recently, a second locus has been mapped to chromosome 2p. The confirmation of the mapping of this second locus in LGMD families from different populations is of utmost importance for the positional cloning of this gene (HGMW-approved symbol LGMD2B). In this publication, haplotypes generated from five chromosome 2 markers from all of the known large families linked to chromosome 2p are reported together with the recombinants that show the current most likely location of the LGMD 2B gene.

Notes: 0888-7543 Journal Article

  • Short Title: Confirmation of the 2p locus for the mild autosomal recessive limb-girdle muscular dystrophy gene (LGMD2B) in three families allows refinement of the candidate region
  • Date: May 1
  • Journal: Genomics
  • Volume: 27
  • Issue: 1
  • Pages: 192-5
  • Publication type: Article
  • Bibliographic status: Published

Keywords: Chromosome Mapping *Chromosomes, Human, Pair 2 Female Genes, Recessive Haplotypes/genetics Humans Lod Score Male Muscular Dystrophies/classification/*genetics Pedigree Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

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