VH gene replacement in thymocytes.

The quasi-monoclonal (QM) mouse has a functionally rearranged H chain gene inserted into its natural position in the IgH locus. In this position, the H chain gene is subject to many of the same activities as normally arranged H chain genes, including somatic hypermutation, V(H) gene replacement, and class switch recombination. Here, we have used this mouse… (More)