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Minichromosome maintenance complex component 6

With the MCM6 gene, no disease has been associated yet though polymorphisms in the non-coding region are associated with Lactase persistance/nonpersistance. Lactase nonpersistance may be associated with irritable bowel disease.


Clinic Method Carrier testing
Turnaround 5 days
Specimen type genomic DNA
Clinic Method Massive parallel sequencing
Turnaround 25 days
Specimen type genomic DNA
Clinic Method Genomic sequencing of the entire coding region
Turnaround 25 days
Specimen type genomic DNA
Clinic Method Target mutation analysis
Turnaround 20 days
Specimen type genomic DNA

Related Diseases:

Adult type lactose intolerance



Olds LC et al. (2003) Lactase persistence DNA variant enhances lactase promoter activity in vitro: functional role as a cis regulatory element.

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Harvey CB et al. (1996) Characterisation of a human homologue of a yeast cell division cycle gene, MCM6, located adjacent to the 5' end of the lactase gene on chromosome 2q21.

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Jensen TG et al. (2011) The -14010*C variant associated with lactase persistence is located between an Oct-1 and HNF1α binding site and increases lactase promoter activity.

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Olds LC et al. (2011) 13915*G DNA polymorphism associated with lactase persistence in Africa interacts with Oct-1.

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Groth A et al. (2007) Regulation of replication fork progression through histone supply and demand.

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Mulcare CA et al. (2004) The T allele of a single-nucleotide polymorphism 13.9 kb upstream of the lactase gene (LCT) (C-13.9kbT) does not predict or cause the lactase-persistence phenotype in Africans.

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Enattah NS et al. (2008) Independent introduction of two lactase-persistence alleles into human populations reflects different history of adaptation to milk culture.

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Enattah NS et al. (2007) Evidence of still-ongoing convergence evolution of the lactase persistence T-13910 alleles in humans.

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Tishkoff SA et al. (2007) Convergent adaptation of human lactase persistence in Africa and Europe.

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Ingram CJ et al. (2007) A novel polymorphism associated with lactose tolerance in Africa: multiple causes for lactase persistence?

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Lewinsky RH et al. (2005) T-13910 DNA variant associated with lactase persistence interacts with Oct-1 and stimulates lactase promoter activity in vitro.

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Campbell CD et al. (2005) Demonstrating stratification in a European American population.

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Coelho M et al. (2005) Microsatellite variation and evolution of human lactase persistence.

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Bersaglieri T et al. (2004) Genetic signatures of strong recent positive selection at the lactase gene.

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Enattah NS et al. (2002) Identification of a variant associated with adult-type hypolactasia.

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NCBI article

NCBI 4175 external link

OMIM.ORG article

Omim 601806 external link

Wikipedia article

Wikipedia EN (MCM6) external link
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