Congenic Mice Reveal Sex-Specific Genetic Regulation of Femoral Structure and Strength

Genetic linkage studies in C3H/HeJ (C3H) and C57BL/6J (B6) mice identified several chromosomal locations or quantitative trait loci (QTL) linked to femoral volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD). From QTL identified on chromosomes (chr) 1, 4, 6, 13, and 18, five congenic mouse strains were developed. In each of these mice, genomic DNA from the QTL region of… CONTINUE READING