Nonspecific X-linked mental retardation is a nonprogressive, genetically heterogeneous condition that affects cognitive function in the absence of other distinctive clinical manifestations. We report here linkage data on a large Pakistani family affected by a form of X-linked nonspecific mental retardation. X chromosome genotyping of family members and linkage analysis allowed the identification of a new disease locus, MRX53. The defined critical region spans approximately 15 cM between DXS1210 and DXS1047 in Xq22.2-26. A LOD score value of 3.34 at no recombination was obtained with markers DXS1072 and DXS8081.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||American Journal of Medical Genetics|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 15 2001|
- Linkage mapping
- Nonspecific mental retardation
- X chromosome
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