Article Text

Download PDFPDF
A novel locus for autosomal dominant non-syndromic deafness (DFNA41) maps to chromosome 12q24-qter
  1. S H Blanton1,2,
  2. C Y Liang3,
  3. M W Cai3,
  4. A Pandya2,
  5. L L Du4,
  6. B Landa2,
  7. S Mummalanni2,
  8. K S Li3,
  9. Z Y Chen5,
  10. X N Qin3,
  11. Y F Liu3,
  12. T Balkany4,
  13. W E Nance2,
  14. X Z Liu2,3,4
  1. 1Department of Pediatrics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
  2. 2Department of Human Genetics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
  3. 3Department of Otolaryngology, West China University of Medical Sciences, Chengdu, China
  4. 4Department of Otolaryngology, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
  5. 5Neurology Department, Massachusetts General Hospital and Neurobiology Department, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr X Z Liu, Department of Otolaryngology (D-48), University of Miami, 1666 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136, USA;


We have studied 36 subjects in a large multigenerational Chinese family that is segregating for an autosomal dominant adult onset form of progressive non-syndromic hearing loss. All affected subjects had bilateral sensorineural hearing loss involving all frequencies with some significant gender differences in initial presentation. After excluding linkage to known loci for non-syndromic deafness, we used the Center for Inherited Disease Research (CIDR) to test for 351 polymorphic markers distributed at approximately 10 cM intervals throughout the genome. Analysis of the resulting data provided evidence that the locus designated DFNA41 maps to a 15 cM region on chromosome 12q24.32-qter, proximal to the marker D12S1609. A maximum two point lod score of 6.56 at 𝛉=0.0 was obtained for D12S343. This gene is distal to DFNA25, a previously identified locus for dominant adult onset hearing loss that maps to 12q21-24. Positional/functional candidate genes in this region include frizzled 10, epimorphin, RAN, and ZFOC1.

  • non-syndromic hearing loss
  • linkage analysis
  • DFNA41
  • genetics

Statistics from

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.