Identification of murine loci associated with susceptibility to chronic experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis
1995 (English)In: Nature Genetics, ISSN 1061-4036, E-ISSN 1546-1718, Vol. 10, no 3, 313-317 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
B10.RIII mice develop chronic and relapsing experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) after immunization with the myelin basic protein (MBP) peptide 89−101. The disease is associated with the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) (eae1). We have now investigated the importance of non−MHC regions for the EAE susceptibility in a cross between RIIIS/J and B10.RIII mice which share the MHC region but differ in disease susceptibility. Linkage analysis using microsatellite markers spanning the genome identified a region (eae2) on chromosome 15 which showed linkage to disease (P=0.0002). Our data also suggest linkage to a second region (eae3) on chromosome 3 (P=0.0024), and provide evidence for locus interactions between eae2 and eae3. These results provide clues to the genetic basis of multiple sclerosis.
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1995. Vol. 10, no 3, 313-317 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-52740DOI: 10.1038/ng0795-313PubMedID: 7545492OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-52740DiVA: diva2:80650