Genes that predispose to haemochromatosis are thought to be located within the several megabases telomeric of HLA-A. Further recombinant mapping has been used previously to map susceptibility genes for diseases such as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, myasthenia gravis and cystic fibrosis, and should be useful in relation to haemochromatosis. However, this method requires the recognition of ancestral haplotypes within the susceptibility region. Using a panel of six microsatellite markers from this region (MOG A, MOG B, MOG C, D6S464, D6S306 and D6S105), we show that ancestral haplotypes extend telomeric of HLA-A, at least as far as D6S105. Nine of 14 haplotypes carrying HLA-B7 and HLA-A3 shared the same microsatellite alleles between HLA-A and at least D6S105. Similarly, nine of 10 haplotypes sharing HLA-B8 and HLA-A1 shared the same microsatellite alleles, although a different set to those with HLA-B7 and HLA-A3. Haplotypes representing historical recombination events were also identified. These two findings demonstrate that recombinant mapping may be applicable to the mapping of disease genes in this region.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||European Journal of Immunogenetics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1997|
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