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A Common Disease Haplotype for the Q368STOP Mutation of the Myocilin Gene in Australian and Canadian Glaucoma Families

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Baird, PN and Richardson, AJ and Mackey, DA and Craig, JE and Faucher, M and Raymond, V, A Common Disease Haplotype for the Q368STOP Mutation of the Myocilin Gene in Australian and Canadian Glaucoma Families, American Journal of Ophthalmology , 140, (4) pp. 760-762. ISSN 0002-9394 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ajo.2005.04.043

Abstract

PURPOSE: To ascertain whether there is a common disease haplotype for the Q368STOP mutation of the myocilin gene in Australian and Canadian families with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). DESIGN: Family pedigree study. METHODS: A disease haplotype for the Q368STOP mutation of the myocilin gene has previously been identified in 15 Tasmanian families with POAG. The four microsatellite markers that constitute this 0.14-megabase (Mb) disease haplotype were genotyped in individuals from a large French Canadian family with POAG (family CT) and two unrelated French Canadian individuals with ocular hypertension. RESULTS: The Tasmanian Q368STOP disease haplotype was identified in affected individuals from family CT, and the same alleles were shared at the four microsatellite markers in the two unrelated French Canadian individuals. CONCLUSION: The same disease haplotype for the Q368STOP mutation of the myocilin gene was found in both the Tasmanian and French Canadian populations, supporting the view that this mutation arose from a common Caucasian founder. © 2005 by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Ophthalmology and Optometry
Research Field:Ophthalmology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Hearing, Vision, Speech and Their Disorders
Author:Mackey, DA (Professor David Mackey)
ID Code:37183
Year Published:2005
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Medicine (Discipline)
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2006-06-30
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