Genetic studies as well as in situ hybridisation data have strongly demonstrated that the genes coding for apoprotein(a) and plasminogen are linked and localised to chromosome 6 at band 6q26-27. We describe in this report the presence of a recombination event in a region of approximately 50 kb of DNA separating the two genes. The recombination was found in an Italian family, in which a mutation affecting both plasminogen plasma level and activity of plasminogen activity has been detected. Polymerase chain reaction and sequencing analysis showed the presence of a mutation different from those previously reported in two Japanese families.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
- Gene cluster
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