Microsatellite association mapping of a primary osteoarthritis susceptibility locus on chromosome 6p12.3-q13.
OBJECTIVE: To test a high density of microsatellite markers from within a primary osteoarthritis (OA) locus on chromosome 6 for association with OA as a means of narrowing and focusing our search for the susceptibility gene. METHODS: One hundred forty-six families, each with 2 or more women concordant for primary OA (ascertained by total hip replacement), were genotyped for 36 microsatellite markers from within a narrow interval at 6p12.3-q13 which we had previously shown to be linked to OA....Expand abstract
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