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Genomics. 1997 Apr 15;41(2):185-92.

A sequence-ready high-resolution physical map of the best macular dystrophy gene region in 11q12-q13.

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  • 1Department of Human Genetics, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York 14263, USA.

Abstract

Best disease, an autosomal dominant inherited macular degenerative disorder, was previously localized between D11S1765 and UGB (uteroglobin) in 11q13 by genetic linkage analysis. Since this region was found to be refractory to cloning in YAC (yeast artificial chromosome)-based vectors, a P1 artificial chromosome (PAC) contig was assembled. Gridded PAC libraries representing a 16-fold genome equivalent were screened by hybridization using PCR products representing STSs derived from YAC end sequences, markers binned to 11q13, and PAC-derived insert ends. A highly marker dense approximately 1.7-Mb PAC contig that encompassed the disease gene region was constructed, allowing us to order accurately the markers throughout the region and to provide the most precise estimate of its physical size. Using this contig, thus far we have mapped seven anonymous ESTs and five known genes into this region. This high-resolution physical map will facilitate the isolation of polymorphic markers for refinement of the disease gene region, as well as the identification of candidate genes by exon trapping, cDNA selection, and gene prediction from PAC-derived genomic sequence.

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