Physical and transcriptional map of the hereditary inclusion body myopathy locus on chromosome 9p12-p13

Iris Eisenberg, Hagit Hochner, Moshe Shemesh, Tatjana Levi, Tamara Potikha, Menachem Sadeh, Zohar Argov, Cynthia L. Jackson, Stella Mitrani-Rosenbaum*

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Hereditary inclusion body myopathy (HIBM) is a group of neuromuscular disorders characterised by adult-onset, slowly progressive distal and proximal muscle weakness and typical muscle pathology. Previously, we have mapped the gene responsible for a recessive form of HIBM to chromosome 9p1 and narrowed the interval to one single YAC clone of 1 Mb in size. As a further step towards the identification of the HIBM gene, we have constructed a detailed physical and transcriptional map of this region. A high resolution BAC contig that includes the HIBM critical region, flanked by marker 327GT4 and D9S1859, was constructed. This contig allowed the precise localisation of 25 genes and ESTs to the proximal region of chromosome 9. The expression pattern of those mapped genes and ESTs was established by Northern blot analysis. In the process of refining the HIBM interval, 13 new polymorphic markers were identified, of which 11 are CA-repeats, and two are single nucleotide polymorphisms. Certainly, this map provides an important integration of physical and transcriptional information corresponding to chromosome 9p12-p13, which is expected to facilitate the cloning and identification not only of the HIBM gene, but also other disease genes which map to this region.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)501-509
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Human Genetics
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2001

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Funding Information:
We would like to thank Mira Korner and all the staff from The Laboratory of DNA Analysis at The Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, for their skilful assistance in sequencing, and Anka Sanilevitch for her invaluable help in oligonucleotide synthesis. This study was supported by Hadasit (Medical Research Services Development Co. Ltd., a subsidiary for R&D of Hadassah Medical Organization), by Grant 96-00268 from the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF), by a grant from the Association Francaise contre les Myopathies (AFM), and by a special donation from Hadassah Southern California, the Persian Group Council, Vanguard II, Healing Spirit and Haifa Group, and from the ARM organisation.


  • BAC contig
  • Chromosome 9
  • IBM2
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Physical and transcript map
  • Polymorphisms


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