Y Nakamura, CG Mathew, H Sobol, DF Easton, H Telenius, T Bragg, K Chin, J Clark, C Jones, GM Lenoir
The inherited cancer syndrome multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (MEN2A) has recently been mapped to chromosome 10. We have typed 29 families with this disorder with DNA markers from the pericentromeric region of chromosome 10. Two markers, RBP3 and MCK2, were tightly linked to the MEN2A gene at recombination fractions of less than 3%. Multipoint analysis of the linkage data suggests that the gene is located within a 3-cM interval defined by the markers RBP3/MCK2 on one side and TB14.34 on the other. No evidence for locus heterogeneity was detected in any of the 27 families from 14 countries who were informative for the markers tested. The data confirm and refine the original assignment and provide the basis for presymptomatic screening for this disorder.