Chromosome Workshop: chromosomes 11, 14, and 15

Am J Med Genet. 1999 Jun 18;88(3):244-54.


This report describes linkage data presented at the Workshop on Chromosomes 11, 14, and 15 at the Sixth World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics in Bonn, Germany, together with relevant linkage data submitted to the chair and co-chair, and it is presented in the context of the previous literature concerning these chromosomes. We have attempted to collate current linkage data to provide a guide to potentially interesting findings on chromosomes 11, 14, and 15 for the phenotypes of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, alcoholism, autism, and spelling and reading disability. We discuss methodological limitations and provide chromosome ideograms and tables summarizing findings to date. The most promising region currently appears to be 15q13-q15 in the region of the alpha 7 nicotinic receptor for the phenotype of schizophrenia (and, perhaps, more generally for functional psychosis). Additionally, 15q11-q13 in the region of GABRB3 holds interest as a potential site of a susceptibility gene for autism. Two regions on chromosome 11, 11p15 in the region of tyrosine hydroxylase gene and 11q22-q23 in the region of DRD2, continue to retain some interest for functional psychosis.

Publication types

  • Congress
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Alcoholism / genetics
  • Autistic Disorder / genetics
  • Bipolar Disorder / genetics
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 11*
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 14*
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 15*
  • Dyslexia / genetics
  • Genetic Linkage*
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease*
  • Humans
  • Receptors, Nicotinic / genetics
  • Schizophrenia / genetics


  • Receptors, Nicotinic