Identification of novel chromosomal regions associated with airway hyperresponsiveness in recombinant congenic strains of mice

Identification of novel chromosomal regions associated with airway hyperresponsiveness in... Airway responsiveness is the ability of the airways to respond to bronchoconstricting stimuli by reducing their diameter. Airway hyperresponsiveness has been associated with asthma susceptibility in both humans and murine models, and it has been shown to be a complex and heritable trait. In particular, the A/J mouse strain is known to have hyperresponsive airways, while the C57BL/6 strain is known to be relatively refractory to bronchoconstricting stimuli. We analyzed recombinant congenic strains (RCS) of mice generated from these hyper- and hyporesponsive parental strains to identify genetic loci underlying the trait of airway responsiveness in response to methacholine as assessed by whole-body plethysmography. Our screen identified 16 chromosomal regions significantly associated with airway hyperresponsiveness (genome-wide P ≤ 0.05): 8 are supported by independent and previously published reports while 8 are entirely novel. Regions that overlap with previous reports include two regions on chromosome 2, three on chromosome 6, one on chromosome 15, and two on chromosome 17. The 8 novel regions are located on chromosome 1 (92–100 cM), chromosome 5 (>73 cM), chromosome 7 (>63 cM), chromosome 8 (52–67 cM), chromosome 10 (3–7 cM and >68 cM), and chromosome 12 (25–38 cM and >52 cM). Our data identify several likely candidate genes from the 16 regions, including Ddr2, Hc, Fbn1, Flt3, Utrn, Enpp2, and Tsc. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mammalian Genome Springer Journals

Identification of novel chromosomal regions associated with airway hyperresponsiveness in recombinant congenic strains of mice

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/identification-of-novel-chromosomal-regions-associated-with-airway-00aIiMtNZ4
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Life Sciences; Zoology ; Anatomy ; Cell Biology
ISSN
0938-8990
eISSN
1432-1777
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00335-009-9236-z
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Airway responsiveness is the ability of the airways to respond to bronchoconstricting stimuli by reducing their diameter. Airway hyperresponsiveness has been associated with asthma susceptibility in both humans and murine models, and it has been shown to be a complex and heritable trait. In particular, the A/J mouse strain is known to have hyperresponsive airways, while the C57BL/6 strain is known to be relatively refractory to bronchoconstricting stimuli. We analyzed recombinant congenic strains (RCS) of mice generated from these hyper- and hyporesponsive parental strains to identify genetic loci underlying the trait of airway responsiveness in response to methacholine as assessed by whole-body plethysmography. Our screen identified 16 chromosomal regions significantly associated with airway hyperresponsiveness (genome-wide P ≤ 0.05): 8 are supported by independent and previously published reports while 8 are entirely novel. Regions that overlap with previous reports include two regions on chromosome 2, three on chromosome 6, one on chromosome 15, and two on chromosome 17. The 8 novel regions are located on chromosome 1 (92–100 cM), chromosome 5 (>73 cM), chromosome 7 (>63 cM), chromosome 8 (52–67 cM), chromosome 10 (3–7 cM and >68 cM), and chromosome 12 (25–38 cM and >52 cM). Our data identify several likely candidate genes from the 16 regions, including Ddr2, Hc, Fbn1, Flt3, Utrn, Enpp2, and Tsc.

Journal

Mammalian GenomeSpringer Journals

Published: Dec 15, 2009

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off