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Am J Hum Genet. 1986 Sep;39(3):397-403.

A cell hybrid and recombinant DNA library that facilitate identification of polymorphic loci in the vicinity of the Huntington disease gene.


Somatic cell hybrids were selected that retain a derivative chromosome 5 from an individual in which the p15.1-pter segment of chromosome 5 is replaced with the p15.1-pter segment of chromosome 4. Hybrids that retain this derivative chromosome exclusively were found to be positive for G8, a DNA marker closely linked to the Huntington disease gene on chromosome 4p. From one such hybrid, a segregant was isolated that had deleted the entire q arm of the derivative chromosome but retained the p arm intact as its only detectable human DNA. A complete recombinant DNA library was prepared from this cell line, and the inserts in approximately 1/3 of the recombinant phage with human DNA were shown to be derived from 4pter-4p15.1, which represents only approximately 1% of the total human genome. The cell hybrid and DNA library represent a rapid and efficient means to identify and isolate many polymorphic DNA markers close to and flanking the Huntington disease gene.

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