WM Xu, XF Cheng, LS Hong, LZ Liu, Y Bao, RG He, XJ Zhou, ZZ Shen, WQ Qui, B Ponder
Linkage analysis of six Chinese families with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) confirms the location of the NF1 gene to the region of the proximal long arm of chromosome 17, as in Caucasian populations. The diagnosis of NF1 was made according to internationally accepted criteria. The markers used were D17S71, D17S58, D17S33, and EVI2A. The overall odds in favor of NF1 lying within this linkage group in the families studied are over 150,000:1, with a maximum location score of 5.112 for the interval D17S58-EVI2A.