BALB/c mice are sensitive to radiation-induced lymphomagenesis, while STS mice are resistant. Using 219 [(BALB/c × STS)F1 × BALB/c] (N2C) and 197 [(BALB/c × STS)F1 × STS] (N2S) animals, we performed a genome-wide search for loci controlling susceptibility to lymphomagenesis induced by radiation. Association of markers with the survival of animals was analyzed by the log rank test. For N2C mice, a significant correlation was detected, with four markers on the proximal to mid portion of chromosome 4: D4Mit302 and D4Mit255, P = 0.0075; D4Mit17, P = 0.034; and D4Mit86, P = 0.048. On the other hand, no significant linkage was detected in N2S mice. We analyzed BALB/c mice congenic for the STS allele in different regions of chromosome 4 and identified a locus with a conspicuous effect on survival located within a 7-Mb region between D4Mit302 and D4Mit144, where BALB/c mice harbor hypomorphic variant alleles of the tumor suppressor gene Cdkn2a, which encodes the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor protein p16INK4a. Using pooled F2 intercrosses between the BALB/c and congenic lines carrying the STS allele near D4Mit17, but not in the range from D4Mit302 to D4Mit144, we assigned the second locus to an 11.4-Mb region in the vicinity of D4Mit17. Although Cdkn2a is a likely candidate for the locus controlling susceptibility to lymphomagenesis on chromosome 4, a novel tumor susceptibility gene different from Cdkn2a exists near the primary locus.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.