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Disruption of Differentiated Functions during Viral Infection in Vivo: V. Mapping of a Locus Involved in Susceptibility of Mice to Growth Hormone Deficiency Due to Persistent Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus Infection

Abstract : Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) Armstrong strain selectively and persistently infects the majority of growth hormone (GH) producing cells in the anterior lobe of pituitary glands of C3H/St mice but negligibly infects GH producing cells of BALB/WEHI mice (Oldstone et al., Virology 142, 175--182, 1985; Oldstone et al., Science 218, 1125--1127, 1982). Although infected GH cells remain free of structural damage, disrupted initiation of GH transcription (Klavinskis and Oldstone, J. Gen. Virol. 68, 1867--1873, 1989; Valsamakis et al., Virology 156, 214--220, 1987) occurs with a resultant decrease in the synthesis of GH, leading to a failure of growth and development (Oldstone et al., Science 218, 1125--1127, 1982). Microsatellite mapping of DNA obtained from 101 individual C3H/St x BALB/WEHI F1 x F1 mice shows that the growth failure correlates with host genes linked (P value 0.0008) on chromosome 17 just outside of the H-2D MHC site between D17 Mit24 and D17 Mit51, a distance of 2.5 cM. The genetic mapping done here excludes alpha-dystroglycan (alpha-DG), a known receptor for LCMV (Cao et al., Science 282, 2079--2081, 1998) in pathogenesis of GH disease, as alpha-DG is encoded in the mouse by a gene residing on chromosome 9 (Yotsumoto et al., Hum. Mol. Genet. 5, 1259--1267, 1996).
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Jean-François Bureau, Solenne Le Goff, Diane Thomas, Albert Parlow, Juan Carlos de la Torre, et al.. Disruption of Differentiated Functions during Viral Infection in Vivo: V. Mapping of a Locus Involved in Susceptibility of Mice to Growth Hormone Deficiency Due to Persistent Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus Infection. Virology, Elsevier, 2001, 281 (1), pp.61-66. ⟨10.1006/viro.2000.0800⟩. ⟨pasteur-02097505⟩

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