autosomal disorders

autosomal disorders

Genetic disorders caused by defective genes carried on chromosomes (AUTOSOMES) other than the sex chromosomes. Compare SEX-LINKED DISORDERS.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Possible genetic causes include Turner's syndrome, fragile X permutation, and other autosomal disorders that cause follicle dysfunction or destruction.
Genes found on one of the 22 autosomal pairs (not on an X or Y sex chromosome) are called autosomal genes, they also come in pairs, and mutations in these genes lead to autosomal disorders. If only one copy of a gene needs to be defective (mutated) to cause a disorder, the disorder is said to be dominant.
The immediate conclusion of this result is that ASD develops in exactly the same way in males and females, suggesting that ASD maybe an autosomal disorder.

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