Lack of linkage between HLA and multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 in a French family

Tissue Antigens
P PerrierF Streiff


In this study, linkage between HLA and a dominant gene determining multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN 2) in a large pedigree was investigated. All lod scores for recombination fractions ranging from 0 to 0.45 were negative. If we pool data from our family and the families studied by Jackson et al. (1976) and Simpson & Falk (1982), a link between HLA and the locus for MEN 2 can be excluded. Linkage studies with various markers and pooled data should be pursued to permit detection of high risk individuals and to identify a genetic defect.


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