ELECTROPHORETIC ANALYSIS OF LIVER NEURAMINIDASE‐1 VARIATION IN MICE AND ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE CONCERNING THE LOCATION OF NEU‐1

P. B. Samollow, J. L. Vandeberg, A. L. Ford, T. C. Douglas, C. S. David

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    Abstract

    Neuraminidase‐1 (NEU‐1) is one of two neuraminidase isozymes which can be detected electrophoretically in mouse liver extracts. The inheritance of variation in NEU‐1 and the linkage relationships of the gene controlling this variation were studied through a backcross analysis involving the SM/J and MA/MyJ inbred strains, and by examination of NEU‐1 phenotypes in three congenic strains: Bl0.SM, Bl0.SM(22R) and B10.RVB. The data indicate that NEU‐1 is controlled by Neu‐1, a gene previously identified by its effect on total liver neuraminidase activity in whole tissue homogenates. Analysis of the congenic strains revealed identical low activity (SM/J‐type: Neu‐1α/Neu‐1α) NEU‐1 phenotypes in all three strains. This indicates that Neu‐I lies in the segment of the SM/J‐derived H‐2 region that is common to all three strains: H‐2Eα to H‐2D. In addition, we examined the relationship between NEU‐1 and phenotypic variation in liver acid phosphatase (AP; for which a new typing method is described) and linkage order among several other enzyme‐coding genes linked to H‐2. In all animals that could be scored confidently for AP, the NEU‐1 and AP phenotypes were concordant, adding support to the hypothesis that both phenotypes are controlled by Neu‐1. Recombination rates among six H‐2‐Linked marker loci were unexpectedly low, but were sufficient to verify the position of Upg‐1 as the telomeric flanking marker relative to Glo‐I, H‐2 (C4), Neu‐1 (Apl), Ce‐2 and Pgk‐2.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)29-39
    Number of pages11
    JournalInternational Journal of Immunogenetics
    Volume13
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Feb 1986

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Immunology
    • Molecular Biology
    • Genetics
    • Genetics(clinical)

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