The Brn-3a transcription factor gene (POU4F1) maps close to the locus for the variant late infantile form of neuronal ceroid-lipofuscinosis

I. H. Still, John Kenneth Cowell

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We have refined the location of the Brn-3a genomic locus (POU4F1), using somatic cell hybrid analysis, to 13q21.→q22. Furthermore, we have shown that two YACs, known to contain the closest marker linked to neuronal ceroidlipofuscinosis (CLN5), also contains the Brn-3a gene. As one of these YACs is only 320 kb long, this localises POU4F1 within the critical region defining the CLN5 locus, and raises the possibility that POU4F1 is a candidate gene for CLN5.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-226
Number of pages2
JournalCytogenetic and Genome Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)

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