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Mamm Genome. 1996 Sep;7(9):677-81.

Sensitivity to dietary obesity linked to a locus on chromosome 15 in a CAST/Ei x C57BL/6J F2 intercross.

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Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism Section, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808, USA.


Details of a new model of diet-dependent polygenic obesity are presented. CAST/Ei (Mus m. castaneus) mice remain lean after 12 weeks on a high-fat (32 kcal% fat) diet, while C57BL/6J mice become obese. The genes responsible for the obesity segregate in an F2 population derived from an intercross between CAST/Ei and C57BL/6J mice. Quantitative trait analysis, with simple sequence length polymorphisms (SSLPs) at loci previously linked to rodent obesities, identified a quantitative trait locus (QTL) on Chromosome (Chr) 15, accounting for approximately 9% of the variance in adiposity and 14% of the variance in mesenteric depot size. This locus appears to be at the same location as the dietary obesity-3 (Do3) locus controlling body fat content, which was previously identified in an F2 population derived from an SWR/J x AKR/J cross. This is also at the same location as the multigenic obesity-4 (Mob4) locus found in BSB mice, which display spontaneous polygenic obesity. Suggestive linkage also was found at loci close to the single gene mutations Ay on Chr 2 and tub on Chr 7.

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