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The complete 17,009-bp mitochondrial genome of the domestic cat, Felis catus, has been sequenced and conforms largely to the typical organization of previously characterized mammalian mtDNAs. Codon usage and base composition also followed canonical vertebrate patterns, except for an unusual ATC (non-AUG) codon initiating the NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2(More)
Feline leukemia viruses carrying transduced v-myc genes (myc-FeLV) induce tumors of clonal origin, suggesting that activated myc alone is not sufficient for tumorigenesis. To investigate the hypothesis that insertional mutagenesis plays a role by activating genes which collaborate with v-myc, we looked for evidence of common proviral integration sites in(More)
Act-2 is a cytokine that belongs to a superfamily of structurally related proteins. Act-2 expression is rapidly induced in T cells, B cells, and monocytes upon mitogenic stimulation. The Act-2 genomic locus is on chromosome 17q. The exons and exon/intron splice junctions have been sequenced, as have the sequences upstream of exon 1. A classical TATA box is(More)
For investigation of the relation of cell cycle regulation with tumorigenesis in cats, we carried out molecular cloning of feline p21WAF1 and p27Kip1 cDNAs and chromosomal mapping of these genes on the cat genome. The feline p21WAF1 cDNA clone obtained in this study encoded 164 amino acids (aa) showing 83.5% and 76.8% sequence similarity with those of the(More)
The genetic map of the domestic cat has been developed as a model for studying both feline analogues of human genetic disease and comparative genome organization of mammals. We present here the results of syntenic mapping of 35 genes based upon concordant occurrence of feline gene homologues with feline chromosomes and previously mapped loci in a panel of(More)
The human genes encoding the interleukin 8 receptors type A and B were assigned to chromosome 2 by polymerase chain reaction amplification and by Southern analysis of a panel of human x rodent somatic cell hybrid DNAs. The IL8R genes were further localized by in situ hybridization to band 2q35.
Cyclosporin A (CS-A), a selective inhibitor of T lymphocytes, is reported here to prevent S antigen (S-Ag) induced uveitis in Lewis rats. The S-Ag, found in all mammalian retinas, is uveitogenic under experimental conditions and patients with certain uveitic entities demonstrate cell mediated responses to this antigen. Daily treatment with CS-A (10 mg/kg)(More)
The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) of the domestic cat (termed FLA) has been refractile to genetic and serological definition largely because of repeated failure to detect cytotoxic antibodies in multiparous cats or to elicit antibody following allogeneic lymphocyte immunization. We have developed a protocol for producing cytotoxic alloantisera in(More)