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Interspecific hybridization in the genus Mus results in male sterility and X-linked placental dysplasia. We have generated several congenic laboratory mouse lines (Mus musculus) in which different parts of the maternal X chromosome were derived from M. spretus. A strict positive correlation between placental weight and length of the M. spretus-derived part(More)
A hybrid congenic strain, C57BL/6J.SPRET-Hprt(a), carrying 17 map units of Chromosome (Chr) X from Mus spretus on a background of C57BL/6J. has the novel phenotype of low fertility associated with small testis weight. In histological cross-section, many of the tubules in the testes of these congenic mice are empty except for Sertoli cells, while the other(More)
New developments in mass spectrometry allow for the profiling of the major proteomic content of fresh tissue sections. Briefly, fresh tissue sections are sampled and blotted onto a polyethylene membrane for protein transfer and then subsequently analyzed by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS). Using this technology, we(More)
The azoxymethane (AOM) model has been widely used to investigate the pathology and genetics of colorectal cancer in rodents. However, there has been wide variation in treatment regimes, making it difficult to compare across studies. Consequently, standardizing AOM treatment and identifying sources of experimental variation would allow better comparisons(More)
Epiregulin, an epidermal growth factor family member, acts as a local signal mediator and shows dual biological activity, stimulating the proliferation of fibroblasts, hepatocytes, smooth muscle cells, and keratinocytes while inhibiting the growth of several tumor-derived epithelial cell lines. The epiregulin gene (Ereg) is located on mouse chromosome 5(More)
This study presents the annotated genomic sequence and exon-intron organization of the human and mouse epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) genes located on chromosomes 7p11.2 and 11, respectively. We report that the EGFR gene spans nearly 200 kb and that the full-length 170-kDa EGFR is encoded by 28 exons. In addition, we have identified two human and(More)
Human chromosomal band 11p15.5 has been shown to contain genes involved in the development of several pediatric and adult tumors and in Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS). Overlapping P1 artificial chromosome clones from this region have been used as templates for genomic sequencing in an effort to identify candidate genes for these disorders. PowerBLAST(More)
The mouse gene U2 auxiliary factor binding protein related sequence (U2afbp-rs) has previously been shown to be genomically imprinted with monoallelic expression from the paternal allele. To determine if the human homologue is imprinted and contains conserved structural features which regulate imprinting, we isolated genomic clones from a human P1-derived(More)
Genomic imprinting is an epigenetic modification that can lead to parental-specific monoallelic expression of specific autosomal genes. While methylation of CpG dinucleotides is thought to be a strong candidate for this epigenetic modification, little is known about the establishment or maintenance of parental origin-specific methylation patterns. We have(More)
The cytoplasmic domain of the transforming growth factor-alpha precursor (proTGFalpha) contains a C-terminal PSD-95/SAP90, Discs Large, and Zona Occludens-1 (PDZ) recognition motif (TVV). By yeast two-hybrid screening of a mouse embryo library, we have found that a third member of a family of PDZ-containing proteins, membrane associated guanylate kinase(More)