A pericentric inversion of chromosome six in a patient with Peutz-Jeghers' syndrome and the use of FISH to localise the breakpoints on a genetic map.
Markie D., Huson S., Maher E., Davies A., Tomlinson I., Bodmer WF.
Karyotypic analysis in a patient with Peutz-Jeghers' syndrome demonstrated a pericentric inversion on chromosome 6. Further investigation was undertaken using fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) with yeast artificial chromosome clones selected to contain genetic markers from chromosome 6, and a probe for the centromeric alphoid repeat array. This analysis located one inversion breakpoint within the alphoid array, in a 1-cM interval between D6S257 and D6S402, and the other in a 4-cM interval between D6S403 and D6S311. The oestrogen receptor gene locus (ESR) is excluded from the latter interval.