Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Nonrandom association of a type II procollagen genotype with achondroplasia.

By C E Eng, R M Pauli and C M Strom

Abstract

Achondroplasia is an autosomal dominant disorder that involves defective endochondral bone formation. Type II collagen is the predominant collagen of cartilage. We found a HindIII polymorphic site in the normal Caucasian population by using the type II procollagen gene probe pgHCol(II)A. The presence of this site yields a 7.0-kilobase (kb) band; its absence yields a 14.0-kb band. We found a significant deviation in genotype distribution and allele frequencies in a population of unrelated individuals with sporadic achondroplasia, compared with the normal control population. The HindIII genotype frequencies in 32 individuals with achondroplasia are 0.41 for the 7/7 genotype (controls, 0.08), 0.34 for the 7/14 genotype (controls, 0.54), and 0.25 for the 14/14 genotype (controls, 0.37). The apparent equilibrium excess of the "7" allele in individuals with achondroplasia may reflect either a predisposition for the mutation that causes achondroplasia or it could be the result of the achondroplasia-causing mutation. In either case, these findings suggest an association of the type II procollagen gene with achondroplasia

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1985
DOI identifier: 10.1073/pnas.82.16.5465
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:391143
Provided by: PubMed Central
Sorry, our data provider has not provided any external links therefore we are unable to provide a link to the full text.

Suggested articles


To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.