Autosomal recessive inheritance

Autosomal recessive — Autosomal recessive is one of several ways that a trait, disorder, or disease can be passed down through families. An autosomal recessive disorder means two copies of an abnormal gene must be present in order for the disease or trait to develop.

Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH)1

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Autosomal recessive inheritance: A mode of inheritance that is observed for traits related to a gene encoded on one of the autosomes (i.e., the human chromosomes 1-22) in which a trait manifests in homozygotes. In the context of medical genetics, autosomal recessive disorders manifest in homozygotes (with two copies of the mutant allele) or compound heterozygotes (whereby each copy of a gene has a distinct mutant allele).2

Causes of Autosomal recessive inheritance

Causes may include:3 Causes of Autosomal Recessive Inheritance:

Categories for Autosomal recessive inheritance

Category of Autosomal recessive inheritance:

  • Mode of inheritance
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Synonyms and Related Terms

Synonyms of Autosomal recessive inheritance:

  • Autosomal recessive
  • Autosomal recessive form
  • Autosomal recessive predisposition
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References

  1. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): rarediseasesnetwork.org/ cms/ bbd/ Learn-More/ Glossary
  2. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  3. ibid.
  4. ibid.
  5. ibid.
  6. [from HPO]
  7. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ CN002016/ 
  8. Source: NIDDK (NIH): niddk.nih.gov/ health-information/ diabetes/ types/ monogenic-neonatal-mellitus-mody
  9. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ CN028786/ 
  10. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ C0342727/ 

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