Deletion of the DXS165 locus in patients with classical choroideremia

Clin Genet. 1987 Dec;32(6):421-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-0004.1987.tb03166.x.


Using various probes from the Xq21 region which is known to carry the choroideremia (tapetochoroideal dystrophy, TCD) locus, we have screened the DNAs from eight unrelated male choroidermia patients for microdeletions. In two of these patients, but not in any of 45 males tested as controls, lack of hybridization signals with probe plbD5 suggested a deletion encompassing the DXS165 locus and (part of) the TCD gene. Absence of additional clinical features in these patients and the fact that two closely linked, and probably flanking, TCD markers (DXYS1 and DXS72) are not deleted may indicate that the physical distance between the DXS165 locus and the TCD gene is small.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Choroid*
  • Chromosome Deletion*
  • Genetic Linkage*
  • Genetic Markers
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Uveal Diseases / genetics
  • X Chromosome*


  • Genetic Markers