Androgen receptor CAG repeat polymorphism in males of six non-human primate species

James N. Mubiru, Nicole Cavazos, Peggah Hemmat, Magdalena Garcia-Forey, Robert E. Shade, Jeffrey Rogers

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    Abstract

    Background Androgen receptor [CAG] n microsatellite has been linked to human diseases. Methods Six non-human primates were genotyped for the [CAG] n microsatellite. Results Marmosets and macaques are monomorphic, while mangabeys, baboons, and chimpanzees are polymorphic. Conclusions Non-human primates that are polymorphic for the microsatellite are candidate animal models for CAG-related diseases.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)67-70
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of medical primatology
    Volume41
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Feb 2012

    Keywords

    • Baboon
    • Chimpanzee
    • Macaques
    • Mangabey
    • Marmoset
    • Microsatellite

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Animal Science and Zoology
    • veterinary(all)

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