In 1995, we mapped a gene for Lafora's progressive myoclonus epilepsy in chromosome 6q23-25. In 1997 and 1998, we reduced the size of the locus to 300 kb, and an international collaboration identified mutations in the protein tyrosine phosphatase gene. Here, we examine for heterogeneity through the admixture test in 22 families and estimate the proportion of linked families to be 75 to 85%. Extremely low posterior probabilities of linkage (Wi), exclusionary LOD scores, and haplotypes identify 4 families unlikely to be linked to chromosome 6q24.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Annals of Neurology|
|State||Published - Feb 16 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology