A cosmid library of recombinants containing nonmethylated CpG sites for rare-cutter restriction enzymes was used previously to isolate the gene IRP and four polymorphic DNA markers (pPT-3, pXV-2c, pCS.7, and pKM.19) which are close to and in linkage disequilibrium with the cystic fibrosis (CF) mutation. We have analyzed several new clones from the same library and have isolated a further cosmid, cNX.6d, which maps approximately 160 kb from CS.7, in the J3.11 direction. A DNA fragment (pMP6d-9) (D7S399) derived from cosmid cNX.6d detects a frequent polymorphism with MspI. Strong linkage disequilibrium between CF and MP6d-9 is found in European populations. Recombinations in two families suggest that CF is between the Mspl polymorphic site recognized by pMP6d-9 and the polymorphism recognized by pJ3.11. The new marker is the closest, to date, to CF and will be useful for prenatal diagnosis and carrier testing.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||American Journal of Human Genetics|
|Publication status||Published - 1989|
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