Molecular analysis and genetic mapping of the rhodopsin gene in families with autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa

Genomics. 1993 Jul;17(1):230-3. doi: 10.1006/geno.1993.1309.


Eighty-eight patients/families with autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (RP) were screened for rhodopsin mutations. Direct sequencing revealed 13 different mutations in a total of 14 (i.e., 16%) unrelated patients. Five of these mutations (T4K, Q28H, R135G, F220C, and C222R) have not been reported so far. In addition, multipoint linkage analysis was performed on two large families with autosomal dominant RP due to rhodopsin mutations by using five DNA probes from 3q21-q24. No tight linkage was found between the rhodopsin locus (RHO) and D3S47 (theta max = 0.08). By six-point analysis, RHO was localized in the region between D3S21 and D3S47, with a maximum lod score of 13.447 directly at D3S20.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Australia
  • Base Sequence
  • DNA Mutational Analysis
  • Europe
  • Genes
  • Genes, Dominant*
  • Genetic Linkage
  • Genetic Testing
  • Humans
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Point Mutation*
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa / genetics*
  • Rhodopsin / genetics*


  • Rhodopsin