To determine the genetic relations between HLA and deficiencies of steroidogenic enzymes other than 21‐hydroxylase, we investigated HLA and congenital hypoaldosteronism in two families with corticosterone methyl‐oxidase type 2 (CMO2) and one family with type 1 (CMO1) deficiency, respectively. Apart from a first documentation of HLA in CMO1 deficiency, our results, combined with those reported previously, excluded close linkage of HLA and CMO2 deficiency. However, loose linkage could not be encluded and the segregation of HLA haplotypes in sibships with CMO2 deficiency deviated significantly from random segregation. We suggest that HLA and CMO2 deficiency may not be independent.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Jul 1984|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy