Novel COL4A5/COL4A6 deletions and further characterization of the diffuse leiomyomatosis-Alport syndrome (DL-AS) locus define the DL critical region

Cytogenet Cell Genet. 1997;78(3-4):240-6. doi: 10.1159/000134666.


Diffuse leiomyomatosis (DL) with Alport syndrome (AS) has been shown to be associated with contiguous gene deletions of the COL4A5 and COL4A6 genes, with the COL4A6 breakpoint of the deletions invariably located in the large intron 2 of the gene. We describe four YAC clones covering the locus and a refined restriction map of the entire COL4A6 gene. These resources have allowed us to make a precise estimate of the size of COL4A6 introns 2 and 3, as well as the size of the gene itself. We also describe five novel deletions which, in conjunction with previous reports, allow the definition of a 90-kb critical region in which to search for a gene or other entity involved in the pathogenesis of DL.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chromosomes, Artificial, Yeast
  • Cloning, Molecular
  • Collagen / genetics*
  • DNA Primers
  • Exons
  • Female
  • Gene Deletion*
  • Humans
  • Leiomyomatosis / genetics*
  • Male
  • Nephritis, Hereditary / genetics*
  • Restriction Mapping


  • DNA Primers
  • Collagen