HLA in a selective aldosterone biosynthetic defect due to type 2 corticosterone methyl-oxidase deficiency

Tissue Antigens. 1981 Feb;17(2):212-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-0039.1981.tb00685.x.


HLA phenotypes were studied in nine Jewish families, originating from Iran, with 18 individuals affected with a selective aldosterone biosynthetic defect and 12 healthy siblings. This disorder is inherited through an autosomal recessive gene and parents were consanguineously related in eight out of nine sibships. Family analysis showed that 18 affected individuals carried 20 different haplotypes and only two patients were homozygous for a haplotype. Yet a peak lod score of 1.128 was obtained for the recombinant fraction of 0.05 and thus linkage to HLA cannot be ruled out.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Aldosterone / biosynthesis*
  • Consanguinity
  • Cytochrome P-450 CYP11B2*
  • Female
  • Genes, Recessive
  • Genetic Linkage
  • HLA Antigens / genetics*
  • Haploidy
  • Histocompatibility Testing
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Metabolism, Inborn Errors / genetics*
  • Mixed Function Oxygenases / deficiency*
  • Oxidoreductases / deficiency*
  • Pedigree
  • Phenotype


  • HLA Antigens
  • Aldosterone
  • Mixed Function Oxygenases
  • Oxidoreductases
  • Cytochrome P-450 CYP11B2
  • corticosterone methyl oxidase II