Mouse-Chinese hamster hybrids segregating mouse chromosomes were analyzed by Southern hybridization techniques to map the genes for somatostatin (Smst), glucagon (Gcg), calcitonin (Calc), and parathyroid hormone (Pth). The mouse gene for somatostatin, detected on a 20-kb EcoRI fragment, is located on mouse chromosome 16. Glucagon cDNA hybridized to a 14-kb EcoRI fragment residing on chromosome 2. Calcitonin and parathyroid hormone genes, detected on 7.8-kb HindIII and 6.0-kb BamHI fragments, respectively, were on mouse chromosome 7. The calcitonin and parathyroid hormone genes appear to be part of a larger linkage group which has been conserved in mouse and man.
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