This paper addresses the question of whether abnormalities in ferritin expression in the iron storage disease hemochromatosis (HC) involve major deletions or alterations in regions containing the two ferritin H genes that lie near the disease locus on chromosome 6p. We present evidence from analyses of Southern blots that neither gene is deleted in hemochromatosis. We also describe a polymorphism in one of the genes that we have previously shown to be a processed pseudogene. This polymorphism does not correlate with the presence of HC. The PIC value for this polymorphism was calculated as 0.49.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1991|
- Blotting, Southern
- Chromosomes, Human, Pair 6
- Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length