Linkage analysis identifies a novel locus for restless legs syndrome on chromosome 2q in a South Tyrolean population isolate.

  title={Linkage analysis identifies a novel locus for restless legs syndrome on chromosome 2q in a South Tyrolean population isolate.},
  author={Irene Pichler and Fabio Marroni and Claudia B{\'e}u Volpato and James F. Gusella and Christine Klein and Giorgio Casari and Alessandro De Grandi and Peter Paul Pramstaller},
  journal={American journal of human genetics},
  volume={79 4},
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common neurological condition with three loci (12q, 14q, and 9p) described so far, although none of these genes has yet been identified. We report a genomewide linkage scan of patients with RLS (n=37) assessed in a population isolate (n=530) of South Tyrol (Italy). Using both nonparametric and parametric analyses, we initially obtained suggestive evidence of a novel locus on chromosome 2q, with nominal evidence of linkage on chromosomes 5p and 17p. Follow-up… 

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