Analysis of RFLP has been employed in lymphokine genes of autoimmune and normal mice. No polymorphism could be detected in the loci containing IL-2, IL-2 receptor, IL-5, and IFN-gamma in NZB, NZW, BxSB, and MRL/lpr mice when compared with normal mice. Allelic forms were identified in the IL-1 alpha gene of BALB/c and in the IL-4 gene of NZW. The frequency of the Bam HI RFLP in the TNF-alpha gene of NZW which has been proposed to be associated with the development of autoimmune disease in (NZB x NZW)F1 mice has been analyzed in a number of different inbred strains and in wild mice. Since the same allele is inherited in most autoimmune, healthy laboratory and wild mice the TNF-alpha gene does not seem to be one of the causal agents that contributes to the development of autoimmunity in (NZB x NZW)F1 mice.
Analysis of restriction fragment length polymorphism in lymphokine genes of normal and autoimmune mice.
G Richter, Z H Qin, T Diamantstein, T Blankenstein; Analysis of restriction fragment length polymorphism in lymphokine genes of normal and autoimmune mice.. J Exp Med 1 October 1989; 170 (4): 1439–1443. doi: https://doi.org/10.1084/jem.170.4.1439
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