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Previously reported linkage of bipolar affective disorder to DNA markers in the pericentromeric region of chromosome 18 was reexamined in a larger homogeneous sample of Old Order Amish families. Four markers (D18S21, D18S53, D18S44, and D18S40) were examined in three kindreds containing 31 bipolar I (BP I) individuals. Although linkage findings were(More)
A yeast strain which synthesizes activatable calf prochymosin (also known as prorennin) has been constructed by transformation with a vector carrying the methionyl-prochymosin coding sequence attached to efficient yeast transcriptional promoter and terminator sequences. Cloned preprochymosin cDNA was altered by restriction endonuclease cleavage and addition(More)
High-density genetic maps of individual human chromosomes will permit accurate localization of disease-associated genes and provide signposts that will be useful in the construction of physical maps. We have constructed a genetic map of chromosome 7 with 63 polymorphic DNA markers by using segregation data from 23 three-generation families and recently(More)
As part of our genome-mapping effort, we undertook a large-scale screening study to identify RFLPs useful as genetic markers. Some 1,664 single-copy or repeat-containing phage clones from a Charon 4A genomic library were tested for polymorphism against a panel of DNAs, from five unrelated individuals, digested with eight restriction enzymes. Approximately(More)
As part of our search for polymorphic DNA probes, we have screened cosmids from a human genomic DNA library for their ability to reveal RFLPs. A total of 101 randomly isolated cosmid clones were tested in Southern hybridizations for polymorphic band patterns. Fifty-four of these clones revealed RFLPs with one or more of nine restriction enzymes.(More)
The structural genes for human prepro-arginine-vasopressin-neurophysin II (prepro-AVP-NPII; ARVP) locus and prepro-oxytocin-neurophysin-I (prepro-OT-NPI; OT) locus are closely linked separated by only 12 kilobasepairs of DNA. These two loci have been assigned to chromosome 20 by previous studies of somatic cell hybrids. We used Southern blots to analyze a(More)
We have characterized a panel of somatic cell hybrid cell lines which contain different portions of human chromosome 10. Genomic DNA from the somatic cell hybrids was tested for hybridization with each of an ordered set of probes used previously to construct a genetic map of chromosome 10, as well as several additional probes, previously localized by in(More)
We have constructed a genetic linkage map of human chromosome 10 based on DNA probes that detect 47 restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs) at 32 different loci. Segregation data were collected on a set of multigenerational families provided by the Centre d'Etude du Polymorphisme Humain and maps were constructed using recently developed multipoint(More)
This report describes the application of a genetic prenatal diagnostic test for cystic fibrosis to a family with a cystic fibrosis-affected child. The test uses 12 deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) markers that bracket the cystic fibrosis gene on chromosome 7, and chorionic villus tissue as a source of DNA from the fetus at risk for cystic fibrosis. The fetus was(More)
We have developed an efficient screening method to search for clones in cosmid libraries prepared from human genomic DNA. Genomic, cDNA, and cosmid probes have been used to isolate homologous cosmids from human chromosomes 7, 10, 16, 17 and X as part of a search for polymorphic nucleotide sequences. This method has been successfully applied to chromosome(More)