• ophthalmo-acromelic syndrome;
  • linkage study;
  • genetic locus;
  • 10p11.23


Ophthalmo-acromelic syndrome (OAS, OMIM %206920) is a rare autosomal recessive disease, presenting with clinical anophthalmia and limb anomalies. We recruited three OAS families including a Japanese family with two affected patients and two consanguineous Lebanese families each having an affected. Homozygosity mapping was performed using the 50K SNP chip and additional informative markers. A locus for OAS was mapped to the 422-kb region at 10q11.23, based on the results from the two consanguineous families as well as the consistent data from the Japanese non-consanguineous family. The 422-kb region only contained one gene, MPP7. Although we could not detect any pathological mutations in OAS families analyzed, MPP7 could remain a candidate as aberrant changes might exist beyond our mutation detection methods. Further families are needed to confirm this candidate locus. © 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.