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Polymorphism of Tcrb and Tcrg genes in Biozzi mice: segregation analysis of a new Tcrg haplotype with antibody responsiveness.

Tcrb and Tcrg gene polymorphism was investigated in high (H) and low (L) responder Biozzi mice from selection I, II, and GS by Southern blot analysis with appropriate V and C probes. No polymorphism of the Tcrb haplotype was detected between H and L mice in all selections which were all found to be of the BALB/c type. The H-I and H-II g genotype was of BALB/c and DBA/2 type, respectively. In contrast, a new Tcrg haplotype shared by L-I and L-II mice was identified and characterized by C gamma 1, 2, 3, C gamma 4, V gamma 1, 2, 3, V gamma 5, and V gamma 6 restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs). Tcrg genotypes were not fixed in the GS selection and two additional new haplotypes were identified in two L-GS mice. An attempt was made to correlate the L-I g genotype with the low responder status by analyzing g haplotypes among highest and lowest responder (H-I X L-I)F2 hybrids immunized with sheep red blood cells (SRBC). No correlation was found in this segregation study, whereas a highly significant one was established with the H-2 haplotype, a locus already known to participate in the genetic control of H-I/L-I difference. The lack of correlation between SRBC response and the Tcrg genotype was consistent with the heterogenous g haplotypes found in mice of the GS selection. Together, the present results suggest that H and L mice have the same Tcrab potential repertoire and that T-cell receptor (Tcr) genes cannot be considered as immune response genes in this model. Our results also indicate that the F2 segregation analysis, given a polymorphic gene, is suitable for an investigation of its immune response functions.[1]


  1. Polymorphism of Tcrb and Tcrg genes in Biozzi mice: segregation analysis of a new Tcrg haplotype with antibody responsiveness. Vidard, L., Roger, T., Pham, G., Couderc, J., Bouthillier, Y., Mevel, J.C., Mouton, D., Seman, M. Immunogenetics (1990) [Pubmed]
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