Localization of a gene (MCUL1) for multiple cutaneous leiomyomata and uterine fibroids to chromosome 1q42.3-q43
Alam, N.A., Bevan, S., Churchman, M., Barclay, E., Barker, K., Jaeger, E.E., Nelson, H.M., Healy, E., Pembroke, A.C., Friedmann, P.S., Dalziel, K., Calonje, E., Anderson, J., August, P.J., Davies, M.G., Felix, R., Munro, C.S., Murdoch, M., Rendall, J., Kennedy, S., Leigh, I.M., Kelsell, D.P., Tomlinson, I.P. and Houlston, R.S. (2001) Localization of a gene (MCUL1) for multiple cutaneous leiomyomata and uterine fibroids to chromosome 1q42.3-q43. American Journal of Human Genetics, 68, (5), 1264-1269.
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Dominant transmission of multiple uterine and cutaneous smooth-muscle tumors is seen in the disorder multiple leiomyomatosis (ML). We undertook a genomewide screen of 11 families segregating ML and found evidence for linkage to chromosome 1q42.3-q43 (maximum multipoint LOD score 5.40). Haplotype construction and analysis of recombinations permitted the minimal interval containing the locus, which we have designated “MCUL1,” to be refined to an ∼14-cM region flanked by markers D1S517 and D1S2842. Allelic-loss studies of tumors indicated that MCUL1 may act as a tumor suppressor. Identification of MCUL1 should have wide interest, since this gene may harbor low-penetrance variants predisposing to the common form of uterine fibroids and/or may undergo somatic mutation in sporadic leiomyomata.
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RL Dermatology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Infection, Inflammation and Repair
|Date Deposited:||26 Apr 2006|
|Last Modified:||01 Apr 2012 02:44|
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