In postgenomic era, searching and identification of disease genes associated with complex diseases are still one of the great challenge for dissecting human complex diseases. To improve the disease gene localization for complex diseases, a group of closely immune-mediated disease loci were overlapped on each chromosome based on previously reported genome-wide scanning data. Interestingly, five overlapping chromosomal regions (1q21, 2q33, 5q31.1-q33.1, 6p21, and 11q13) were identified by co-localizing disease loci for the following diseases: diabetes, asthma, atopic dermatitis, osteoporosis, and inflammatory bowel disease. The development of specific disease was associated with di7erent combinations of disease loci among five overlapped chromosomal regions. Therefore, the analysis of multiple genetic loci should be considered to determine the effects of multiple genes responsible for complex diseases resulting from the influence of multiple genes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Sep 28 2002|
- Candidate genes
- Complex disease
- Genome-wide scan