Connexin-26 deafness in the United States: Are we ready for the next Millennium?

Abstract

Profound hearing loss has an incidence of 1:1000 children, and is genetically determined in at least half of the cases. The GJB2 gene encoding the gap junction protein 2, also called Connexin 26, is one of a growing number of genes found to have mutations which can result in hearing loss. One particular GJB2 mutation, 35delG accounts for 50-80% of recessive… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/00125817-200001000-00053

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