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Am J Hum Genet. 2002 Oct;71(4):975-80. Epub 2002 Sep 4.

The gene for juvenile hyaline fibromatosis maps to chromosome 4q21.

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Section of Cancer Genetics, Institute of Cancer Research, Surrey, United Kingdom. nazneen@icr.ac.uk

Abstract

Juvenile hyaline fibromatosis (JHF) is an autosomal recessive condition characterized by multiple subcutaneous nodular tumors, gingival fibromatosis, flexion contractures of the joints, and an accumulation of hyaline in the dermis. We performed a genomewide linkage search in two families with JHF from the same region of the Indian state of Gujarat and identified a region of homozygosity on chromosome 4q21. Dense microsatellite analyses within this interval in five families with JHF who were from diverse origins demonstrate that all are compatible with linkage to chromosome 4q21 (multipoint LOD score 5.5). Meiotic recombinants place the gene for JHF within a 7-cM interval bounded by D4S2393 and D4S395.

PMID:
12214284
PMCID:
PMC378553
DOI:
10.1086/342776
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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