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(formerly) a title of respect for a man in Turkey or Egypt

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Genetic analysis of families with inherited OCA so far has identified seven loci and six genes including; OCA1 (TYR) OCA2 (OCA2) OCA3 (TYRP1) OCA4 (SLC45A2) OCA5 OCA6 (SLC24A5) and OCA7 (C10orf11).
OCA2 locus is located on human chromosome 15q11-q13 and contain OCA2 (previously called as P gene) (MIM# 611409).
OCA2 is particularly common, with a few mutations accounting for most cases, suggesting a shared genetic history.
OCA2 is the most common form of albinism worldwide due to its high prevalence in southern Africa, where it occurs in 1/3 900 blacks.
Professor Hans Eiberg, from the department of cellular and molecular medicine, said: "Originally, we all had brown eyes but the mutation affecting the OCA2 gene in our chromosomes resulted in the creation of a 'switch', which turned off the ability to produce brown eyes.
Interactive effects of MC1R and OCA2 on melanoma risk phenotypes.