Allelic frequencies of FBN1 gene polymorphisms and genetic analysis of Italian families with Marfan syndrome

Monica Mottes, Stefania Mirandola, Federica Rigatelli, Francesca Zolezzi, Veronica Lisi, Derek Gordon, Pier Franco Pignatti

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Abstract

The fibrillin gene (FBN1) is the disease locus for Marfan syndrome. This disorder shows a high degree of clinical and allelic heterogeneity. Direct mutation screening has proven difficult and inefficient and at present cannot be utilized for routine analysis. In familial cases linkage analysis represents a useful tool for molecular diagnosis. We have determined the allelic frequencies of 5 polymorphic markers within the FBN1 locus in the Italian population and have successfully employed them for prenatal diagnosis and resolution of clinically equivocal cases. Copyright (C) 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-179
Number of pages5
JournalHuman Heredity
Volume50
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)

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