Human Genetics

, Volume 94, Issue 6, pp 705–707 | Cite as

The human RAD51/RecA homologue gene is not a candidate gene for Bloom's syndrome

  • Dennis Hellgren
  • Sigrid Sahlén
  • Siv Ljungqvist
  • Kerstin Kenne
Short Communication


The human gene HSRAD51/RecA homologue has been investigated as a possible candidate gene involved in Bloom's syndrome. No mutations were found in the cDNA isolated from three different Bloom's syndrome cell lines, thus excluding the possibility that HSRAD51 is directly involved in the syndrome. Other possible candidates are discussed.


Internal Medicine Candidate Gene Metabolic Disease Human Gene Homologue Gene 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis Hellgren
    • 1
  • Sigrid Sahlén
    • 1
  • Siv Ljungqvist
    • 2
  • Kerstin Kenne
    • 2
  1. 1.Unit for Environmental MedicineKarolinska Institute, Center for Nutrition and Toxicology, NOVUMHuddingeSweden
  2. 2.Institute for Environmental Medicine, Karolinska InstituteStockholmSweden

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