Assignment of the murine interferon sensitivity and cytoplasmic superoxide dismutase genes to chromosome 16

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Science  11 Jul 1980:
Vol. 209, Issue 4453, pp. 285-287
DOI: 10.1126/science.6155698


Both hybrids of mouse and human microcells and whole cell hybrids generated by the fusion of primary mouse cells and SV40-transformed human fibroblasts were used to establish the syntenic association of the murine cytoplasmic superoxide dismutase and the interferon sensitivity genes on mouse chromosome 16. This assignment adds two new markers to chromosome 16 and provides another example of an evolutionarily conserved linkage. This finding also provides an animal model both for cellular responsiveness to interferon and for Down's syndrome.