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Hum Hered. 1999 Jun;49(3):129-32.

Localization of the gene responsible for familial benign polycythemia to chromosome 11q23.

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DNA Diagnostics Laboratory, Research Center for Medical Genetics, Moscow, Russia.

Abstract

Familial benign polycythemia (FBP) (OMIM 263400) is a rare autosomal recessive condition characterized by erythrocytosis, normal leukocyte and platelet counts, normal uric acid level, and usually increased erythropoietin production. There is a high incidence of this disorder in Chuvashia (Russian Federation), probably due to a founder effect. In an attempt to locate the gene responsible for this disorder, we have carried out linkage studies in 12 Chuvash families, with 35 affected and 32 unaffected members. Linkage to the erythropoietin and erythropoietin receptor loci was excluded, and the FBP gene was assigned to the region of chromosome 11q23 between D11S4142 and D11S1356, with a maximal lod score of 6.61.

PMID:
10364675
DOI:
22859
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