Purpose: Two consanguineous Pakistani families with autosomal recessive primary congenital glaucoma were recruited to identify the disease locus. Methods: Ophthalmic examinations including slit lamp biomicroscopy and applanation tonometry were employed to classify the phenotype. Blood samples were collected and genomic DNA was extracted. A genome wide scan was performed on both families with 382 polymorphic microsatellite markers. Two point LOD scores were calculated, and haplotypes were constructed to define the disease interval. Results: Clinical records and ophthalmic examinations suggest that affected individuals in families PKGL005 and PKGL025 have primary congenital glaucoma. Maximum two-point LOD scores of 5.88 with D14S61 at 0=0 and 6.19 with D14S43 at 0=0 were obtained for families PKGLOO5 and PKGL025, respectively. Haplotype analysis defined the disease locus as spanning a 6.56 cM (∼4.2 Mb) genetic interval flanked by D14S289 proximally and D14S85 distally. Conclusions: Linkage analysis localizes autosomal recessive primary congenital glaucomato chromosome 14q24.2-24.3 in consanguineous Pakistani families.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Sep 5 2008|
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