Clinical heterogeneity in autosomal dominant optic atrophy in two 3q28-qter linked central Illinois families

Abstract

Purpose: To examine the clinical and genetic heterogeneity of autosomal dominant optic atrophy among two unrelated central Illinois families.Methods: Forty-three individuals from two pedigrees had complete eye examinations. Linkage analysis was performed with microsatellite markers from the region 3q28–29.Results: Visual acuity in 21 affected individuals ranged from 20/25 to 20/800. Vision loss was more severe in males than females (P = 0.02). Color vision testing revealed generalized dyschromatopsia. Both visual acuity and color vision deteriorated with age. Linkage was established to chromosome 3q28–29 (LODmax = 4.68 for D3S2305).Conclusion: Autosomal dominant optic atrophy linked to chromosome 3q28–29 shows intrafamilial phenotypic variation as well as sex-influenced severity in two Midwestern families.

DOI: 10.1097/00125817-200009000-00003

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@article{Chen2000ClinicalHI, title={Clinical heterogeneity in autosomal dominant optic atrophy in two 3q28-qter linked central Illinois families}, author={Angellee S Chen and Margaret J Kovach and Kristin C. Herman and Arpenik Avakian and William Frank and Shawnia R Forrester and Jing-Ping Lin and Virginia Kimonis}, journal={Genetics in Medicine}, year={2000}, volume={2}, pages={283-289} }