A reordering of human chromosome 19 long-arm DNA markers and identification of markers flanking the myotonic dystrophy locus

Genomics. 1989 Oct;5(3):596-604. doi: 10.1016/0888-7543(89)90028-1.


The gene for myotonic dystrophy (DM), the most common form of adult muscular dystrophy, has previously been mapped to the proximal long arm of chromosome 19. We have conducted linkage analysis on 53 DM families (comprising 421 individuals) using seven DM-linked DNA markers. This analysis, combined with our somatic cell hybrid mapping panel data, places the DM locus more distal on the chromosome 19 long arm than previously thought. Further, we have been able to unequivocally identify DNA markers that flank the disease locus. The definition of a 10-cM region of chromosome 19 that contains the DM locus should prove useful in both the search for the causative gene and the molecular diagnosis of DM.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 19*
  • Female
  • Genetic Linkage*
  • Genetic Markers
  • Humans
  • Hybrid Cells
  • Lod Score
  • Male
  • Muscular Dystrophies / genetics*
  • Pedigree
  • Recombination, Genetic


  • Genetic Markers