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A third locus for Eosinophilia on chromosome 1 of the MES rats.

Authors: Mori, M  Higuchi, K  Matsumoto, K 
Citation: Mori M, etal., Exp Anim. 2006 Oct;55(5):497-500.
RGD ID: 5135222
Pubmed: PMID:17090969   (View Abstract at PubMed)

Matsumoto Eosinophilia Shinshu (MES) is a rat strain that spontaneously develops eosinophilia and eosinophil-related inflammatory lesions in many organs. In a previous study, we performed chromosomal mapping of the gene for eosinophilia in MES rats using backcross progeny and found that the major locus for eosinophilia was located on chromosome 19. In addition, another quantitative trait locus showing suggestive linkage for blood eosinophil count was found on chromosome 2. In this study, we examined additional marker loci in the backcross progeny and discovered that a third locus for eosinophilia was also located on chromosome 1. These data reinforce the notion that eosinophilia in MES rats is a rather complex genetic trait. However, these results will form the basis for identifying the candidate genes for eosinophilia.

Disease Annotations    
Eosinophilia  (IAGP)

Phenotype Annotations    

Mammalian Phenotype
Objects Annotated

Leukc3  (Leukocyte quantity QTL 3)

ACI/NSlc  (NA)
MES/Slc  (Matsumoto Eosinophilia Shinshu)

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