The human calcitonin gene is located on the short ARM of chromosome 11

Donna Przepiorka, Stephen B Baylin, O. Wesley McBride, Joseph R. Testa, Andree de Bustros, Barry D Nelkin

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By molecular hybridization of human calcitonin cDNA probes to DNA from human-rodent hybrid cells containing identified human chromosomes, we have mapped the human calcitonin gene to the short arm of chromosome 11. This location has been confirmed by in situ hybridization, which further localized the calcitonin gene to region 11p13-15. The significance of this region regarding gene linkage and possible markers for inherited cancers is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)493-499
Number of pages7
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 30 1984


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology

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