Localization of genes encoding three distinct flavin-containing monooxygenases to human chromosome 1q

Genomics. 1993 Apr;16(1):85-9. doi: 10.1006/geno.1993.1144.


We have used the polymerase chain reaction to map the gene encoding human flavin-containing monooxygenase (FMO) form II (N. Lomri, Q. Gu, and J. R. Cashman, 1992, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 89: 1685-1689) to chromosome 1. We propose the designation FMO3 for this gene as it is the third FMO gene to be mapped. The two other human FMO genes identified to date, FMO1 and FMO2, are also located on chromosome 1 (C. Dolphin, E. A. Shephard, S. Povey, C. N. A. Palmer, D. M. Ziegler, R. Ayesh, R. L. Smith, and I. R. Phillips, 1991, J. Biol. Chem. 266: 12379-12385; C. Dolphin, E. A. Shephard, S. F. Povey, R. L. Smith, and I. R. Phillips, 1992, Biochem. J. 286: 261-267). The localization of FMO1, FMO2, and FMO3 has been refined to the long arm of chromosome 1. Analysis of human metaphase chromosomes by in situ hybridization confirmed the mapping of FMO1 and localized this gene more precisely to 1q23-q25.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Base Sequence
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 1*
  • DNA / genetics
  • Humans
  • In Situ Hybridization
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Multigene Family
  • Oxygenases / genetics*
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction


  • DNA
  • Oxygenases
  • dimethylaniline monooxygenase (N-oxide forming)