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No linkage between multiple sclerosis and the T cell receptor alpha chain locus

Eoli, M., Wood, N.W., Kellar-Wood, H.F., Holmans, Peter Alan ORCID:, Clayton, D. and Compston, D.A.S. 1994. No linkage between multiple sclerosis and the T cell receptor alpha chain locus. Journal of the Neurological Sciences 124 (1) , p. 32. 10.1016/0022-510X(94)90007-8

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Susceptibility to multiple sclerosis (MS) is genetically determined but it is thought that more than one gene contributes to development of the disease. We report a study of linkage to one candidate, the T cell receptor alpha chain locus, on chromosome 14, in affected sibling pairs. Markers with high polymorphism information contents were used to assign haplotypes identical by descent and state. Forty nine pairs were studied using restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLP) and 82 pairs were investigated using a microsatellite repeat polymorphism. In neither case did genotype or haplotype sharing differ significantly from expected rates. Stratification of patients according to DR15 status did not alter the distribution of haplotypes in affected siblings. We conclude that the T cell receptor alpha locus is not linked to susceptibility in patients with MS from the United Kingdom.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Schools: MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Systems Immunity Research Institute (SIURI)
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0022510X
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2022 09:18

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