This report describes three sisters, including monozygotic (MZ) twins, with clinical, ultrastructural, and histochemical features typical of yellow mutant albinism. This form of albinism is clinically similar to the tyrosinase-positive type, but hair bulbs showed (1) organelles similar to red hair pheomelanosomes and (2) absence of tyrosinase activity. Classical tyrosinase-negative albinism was found in a maternal cousin of the probands. Pedigree analysis of this family suggests multiple alleles occupying a single locus.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||American Journal of Human Genetics|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1980|
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