Howard Passmore

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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)
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/e. 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)
The sex-limited protein (Slp) antigen of the mouse is first detected in the serum of strain DBA/2J males at 5-6 weeks of age and reaches full adult levels by 10 weeks. This antigen is normally absent in females. Immature DBA/2J males castrated at 31⁄2 weeks of age failed to develop Slp antigen, while DBA/2J females treated with testosterone propionate(More)
The complete coding sequence for mouse tropoelastin was obtained from overlapping reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplimers. These cDNA fragments were derived from mouse tropoelastin mRNA using PCR oligomers complementary to conserved domains within rat tropoelastin mRNA. A comparison of coding domains of mouse and rat tropoelastin(More)
The immune response to beef insulin in mice is controlled by genes in the IA subregion. We have previously shown that B6.C-H-2bm12 (bm12) mice, an A beta gene mutation of B6, have a selective loss of responsiveness to beef insulin, whereas other IAb controlled responses such as (TG)AL and collagen are unchanged. F1 hybrid mice between two nonresponder(More)
The immunodominant CD4 T cell epitope of the bacteriophage lambda cI repressor protein in several inbred mouse strains can be represented by a peptide encompassing amino acids 12-26. Here, we show that this peptide, and a variety of its sequence variants, can induce immediate-type hypersensitivity in mice. 12-26 variants that differ by as little as single(More)
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-2k/H-2b heterozygotes at the Eb locus placed the sites of recombination in each recombinant haplotype within(More)
The majority of recombination events detected within the mouse major histocompatibility complex (MHC) fall into regions of limited physical distance known as hot spots of meiotic recombination. The hot spot associated with the Ea gene appears to be active only in the presence of the p allele carried by the intra-MHC recombinant strain BIO.F(13R). To study(More)
Meiotic recombination in the mouse is sometimes restricted to specific chromosomal sites. For example, when recombinants within the I region of the mouse major histocompatibility complex (MHC) are examined, the breakpoints between standard alleles can usually be mapped to the Eb gene. DNA sequence analysis of five cases of meiotic crossing over associated(More)