Saturation multipoint linkage mapping of chromosome 6q in type 1 diabetes.
Davies JL., Cucca F., Goy JV., Atta ZA., Merriman ME., Wilson A., Barnett AH., Bain SC., Todd JA.
Linkage analysis of type 1 diabetes sib pair families (n = 334) has suggested two separate regions of human chromosome 6q are linked to disease (designated IDDM5 and IDDM8). To test if these are false positive results, all available sib pair families (n = 429) were typed using a 92% informative map of chromosome 6q and multipoint analysis. The two regions still showed positive evidence of linkage, most notably the proterminal region, 6q27, corresponding to IDDM8 (MLS = 2.57, p = 0.0006; lambda s = 1.17). In addition, some evidence of transmission disequilibrium was seen with marker a046xa9 (IDDM5).