Autosomal dominant familial spastic paraplegia: reduction of the FSP1 candidate region on chromosome 14q to 7 cM and locus heterogeneity

Am J Hum Genet. 1995 Jan;56(1):183-7.


Three large pedigrees of German descent with autosomal dominant "pure" familial spastic paraplegia (FSP) were characterized clinically and genetically. Haplotype and linkage analyses, with microsatellites covering the FSP region on chromosome 14q (locus FSP1), were performed. In pedigree W, we found a haplotype that cosegregates with the disease and observed three crossing-over events, reducing the FSP1 candidate region to 7 cM; in addition, the observation of apparent anticipation in this family suggests a trinucleotide repeat expansion as the mutation. In pedigrees D and S, the gene locus could be excluded from the whole FSP1 region, confirming the locus heterogeneity of autosomal dominant FSP.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Alleles
  • Base Sequence
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 14*
  • Crossing Over, Genetic
  • DNA, Satellite / genetics
  • Female
  • Genes, Dominant*
  • Haplotypes / genetics
  • Humans
  • Lod Score
  • Male
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Pedigree
  • Spastic Paraplegia, Hereditary / genetics*


  • DNA, Satellite