Article Text

PDF

Presymptomatic testing for autosomal dominant spinocerebellar ataxia type 1.
  1. A E Shrimpton,
  2. R Davidson,
  3. N MacDonald,
  4. D J Brock
  1. Human Genetics Unit, University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, UK.

    Abstract

    Presymptomatic testing was done on four people from a large family in which an autosomal dominant form of spinocerebellar ataxia was segregating. Earlier genetic analysis had shown that in this family the disorder was tightly linked to an informative microsatellite polymorphism on chromosome 6p. Two subjects with prior risks of 50% of developing the disease had final risks after testing of 2%; the other two with prior risks of 25% had final risks of 1%. Chromosome 6p linked spinocerebellar ataxia may now be added to Huntington's disease as a late onset disorder in which genetic linkage may be used to carry out presymptomatic testing.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.