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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)
 
 
 

Congenic mice provide in vivo evidence for a genetic locus that modulates serum insulin-like growth factor-I and bone acquisition.

We identified quantitative trait loci (QTL) that determined the genetic variance in serum IGF-I through genome-wide scanning of mice derived from C57BL/6J(B6) x C3H/HeJ(C3H) intercrosses. One QTL (Igf1s2), on mouse chromosome 10 (Chr10), produces a 15% increase in serum IGF-I in B6C3 F2 mice carrying c3 alleles at that position. We constructed a congenic mouse, B6.C3H-10 ( 10T), by backcrossing c3 alleles from this 57-Mb region into B6 for 10 generations. 10T mice have higher serum and skeletal IGF-I, greater trabecular bone volume fraction, more trabeculae, and a higher number of osteoclasts at 16 wk, compared with B6 (P < 0.05). Nested congenic sublines generated from further backcrossing of 10T allowed for recombination and produced four smaller sublines with significantly increased serum IGF-I at 16 wk (i.e. 10-4, 10-7, 10-10, and 10-13), compared with B6 (P < 0.0003), and three smaller sublines that showed no differences in IGF-I vs. age- and gender-matched B6 mice. Like 10T, the 10-4 nested sublines at 16 wk had higher femoral mineral (P < 0.0001) and greater trabecular connectivity density with significantly more trabeculae than B6 (P < 0.01). Thus, by comprehensive phenotyping, we were able to narrow the QTL to an 18.3-Mb region containing approximately 148 genes, including Igf1 and Elk-3(ETS domain protein). Allelic differences in the Igf1s2 QTL produce a phenotype characterized by increased serum IGF-I and greater peak bone density. Congenic mice establish proof of concept of shared genetic determinants for both circulating IGF-I and bone acquisition.[1]

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  1. Congenic mice provide in vivo evidence for a genetic locus that modulates serum insulin-like growth factor-I and bone acquisition. Delahunty, K.M., Shultz, K.L., Gronowicz, G.A., Koczon-Jaremko, B., Adamo, M.L., Horton, L.G., Lorenzo, J., Donahue, L.R., Ackert-Bicknell, C., Kream, B.E., Beamer, W.G., Rosen, C.J. Endocrinology (2006) [Pubmed]
 
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