Genetic mapping of RP1 on 8q11-q21 in an Australian family with autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa reduces the critical region to 4 cM between D8S601 and D8S285

Hum Genet. 1996 Dec;98(6):741-3. doi: 10.1007/s004390050296.


The locus (RP1) for one form of autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (adRP) was mapped on chromosome 8q11-q22 between D8S589 and D8S285, which are about 8 cM apart, by linkage analysis in an extended family ascertained in the USA. We have studied a multigeneration Australian family with adRP and found close linkage without recombination between the disease locus and D8S591, D8S566, and D8S166 (Zmax = 1.137-4.650 at theta = 0.00), all mapped in the region known to harbor RP1. Assuming that the mutation of the same gene is responsible for the disease in both families, the analysis of multiply informative meioses in the American and Australian families places the adRP locus between D8S601 and D8S285, which reduces the critical region to about 4 cM, corresponding to approximately 4 Mb, which is completely covered by a yeast artificial chromosome contig assembled recently.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chromosome Mapping*
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 8*
  • Female
  • Genetic Linkage
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nuclear Proteins / genetics*
  • Pedigree
  • Phenotype
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa / genetics*


  • Nuclear Proteins