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The Eb gene of the mouse contains a recombinational hotspot which plays a predominant role in meiotic crossing-over within the I region of the mouse major histocompatibility complex (MHC). The nucleotide sequences of five recombinants derived from H-2 k /H-2 b heterozygotes at the Eb locus placed the sites of recombination in each recombinant haplotype(More)
The Eb gene of the mouse major histocompatibility complex (MHC) contains a well-documented hotspot of recombination. Twelve cases of intra-Eb recombination derived from the b, d, k and s alleles of the Eb gene were sequenced to more precisely position the sites of meiotic recombination. This analysis was based on positioning recombination breakpoints(More)
Most of the recombination events detected within the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) of the mouse fall into areas of limited physical size that have been designated recombinational hot spots. One of these hot spots, associated with the Ea gene, appears to be active only in the presence of the p haplotype of the MHC. To study the regulation of the Ea(More)
A series ofH-2 and non-H-2 congenic resistant (CR) strains on a C57BL/10Sn background were infected with 107 amastigotes ofLeishmania donovani. Non-H-2 congenic strains B10.LP-H-3 b and B10.CE(30NX) and (B10.LP-H-3 b × B10)F1 hybrids showed a very rapid decrease in liver-parasite burdens beyond day 21. Parasite counts for these strains at day 35 were(More)
Detailed molecular analysis of three wild-derived MHC haplotypes provided evidence for an important role of the E beta recombinational hot spot in the recent evolution of the mouse I region. Examination of RFLP and restriction maps of cloned DNA permitted the mapping of the natural cross-over events in the haplotypes carried by strains B10.GAA37 (w21) and(More)
A wide variety of biological functions is controlled by a relatively short section of DNA in the H 2 region of mouse chromosome 17. In addition to several classes of genes that are involved in the immune system (Mellor, 1986; Bell et al., 1985; Chaplin, 1985), there are genes that affect embryonic development (Warner et al., 1987), susceptibility to(More)
The rough coat (rc) is a spontaneous recessive mutation in mice. To identify the mutated gene, we have characterized the rc phenotype and initiated linkage mapping. The rc mice show growth retardation, cyclic and progressive hair loss, hyperplastic epidermis, abnormal hair follicles, cardiac muscle degeneration, and reduced amount of collagen and elastin in(More)
Analysis of homologous recombination in eukaryotes has shown that some meiotic crossing-over occurs preferentially at specific genomic sites of limited physical distance called recombinational hotspots. In the mouse, recombinational hotspots have only been defined in the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) on chromosome (Chr) 17. In an attempt to examine(More)
An alloantiserum produced in the mouse has been used to detect an antigen which is present only in male serum from certain inbred strains of mice, e.g., DBA/2J, A/J, and BALB/c. Genetic tests reveal that the presence of this antigen is controlled by a dominant autosomal gene which is expressed only in males of the proper genotype. Test crosses and analysis(More)