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Oncogene. 2001 Aug 23;20(37):5243-7.

Genetic loci controlling susceptibility to gamma-ray-induced thymic lymphoma.

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First Department of Biochemistry, Niigata University School of Medicine, Asahimachi 1-757, Niigata 951-8122, Japan.

Abstract

BALB/c is a susceptible strain for the development of gamma-ray induced mouse thymic lymphoma whereas MSM shows resistance. Association analysis of 220 backcross mice between the two strains using 67 markers was carried out to identify loci involved in the control of susceptibility. The genotype of mice with lymphoma showed excess heterozygosity relative to MSM homozygosity at D2Mit15 and D4Mit12 and was skewed toward MSM-derived alleles at D5Mit5. The P values in Mantel-Cox test were 0.0048 (D2Mit15), 0.0034 (D4Mit12) and 0.0048 (D5Mit5), suggesting association at the three loci in the susceptibility. Cooperative effect on lymphomagenesis was also observed among the three loci. To obtain independent evidence for linkage at D4Mit12, we made partially congenic mice in which a D4Mit12 region in BALB/c was replaced by MSM-derived homolog. Examination for the lymphoma susceptibility in 78 progeny of the congenic mice confirmed the effect of the locus near D4Mit12 (P=0.0037). The result, together with the linkage analysis, shows that the locus near D4Mit12 is regarded as a confirmed linkage but the other two loci as marginally suggestive.

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11526516
DOI:
10.1038/sj.onc.1204675
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