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Clinical and molecular studies are reported on a family (MRX73) of five males with non-specific X-linked mental retardation (XLMR). A total of 33 microsatellite and RFLP markers was typed. The gene for this XLMR condition was been linked to DXS1195, with a lod score of 2.36 at theta = 0. The haplotype and multipoint linkage analyses suggest localization of the MRX73 locus to an interval of 2 cM defined by markers DXS8019 and DXS365, in Xp22.2. This interval contains the gene of Coffin-Lowry syndrome (RSK2), where a missense mutation has been associated with a form of non-specific mental retardation. Therefore, a search for RSK2 mutations was performed in the MRX73 family, but no causal mutation was found. We hypothesize that another unidentified XLMR gene is located near RSK2.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Am J Med Genet

Publication Date

01/08/2001

Volume

102

Pages

200 - 204

Keywords

Chromosome Mapping, Family Health, Female, Genetic Linkage, Humans, Intellectual Disability, Lod Score, Male, Microsatellite Repeats, Pedigree, X Chromosome