Linkage analysis of a Swedish kindred provides further support for a susceptibility locus for schizophrenia on chromosome 6p23
1999 (English)In: American Journal of Medical Genetics, ISSN 0148-7299, E-ISSN 1096-8628, Vol. 88, no 4, 369-377 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Several reports have indicated genetic linkage between markers on the short arm of chromosome 6 and schizophrenia. However, significant threshold levels were not always achieved, and the chromosomal regions identified are large and different in different families. One way to decrease the problem of heterogeneity is to study a single extended pedigree. Here we report the analysis of a very large, previously undescribed pedigree from northern Sweden that includes 31 affected individuals. We typed 16 markers spanning 40 cM on the short arm of chromosome 6. Linkage analysis was performed only with the affected individuals. Suggestive lod scores (maximum 2.6) were obtained with markers on chromosome 6p23 in a single branch of the large pedigree indicating possible heterogeneity inside the family. A haplotype comprising markers from D6S309 to D6S1578 was found to segregate with the disease. This chromosomal region is included within a segment proposed to contain a susceptibility gene for schizophrenia by many other investigators. Our results thus give further support for a possible localization of a susceptibility locus for schizophrenia in 6p23 and help to narrow the candidate chromosomal region to the segment included between markers D6S309 and D6S1578. Copyright 1999 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1999. Vol. 88, no 4, 369-377 p.
schizophrenia, chromosome 6, disease susceptibility, lod score
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-4829DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1096-8628(19990820)88:4<369::AID-AJMG14>3.0.CO;2-9PubMedID: 10402504OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-4829DiVA: diva2:144079