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Genomic Analysis of the Appearance of Ovarian Mast Cells in Neonatal MRL/MpJ Mice

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Title: Genomic Analysis of the Appearance of Ovarian Mast Cells in Neonatal MRL/MpJ Mice
Authors: Nakamura, Teppei Browse this author
Sakata, Yuko Browse this author
Otsuka-Kanazawa, Saori Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Ichii, Osamu Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Chihara, Masataka Browse this author
Nagasaki, Ken-ichi Browse this author
Namiki, Yuka Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Kon, Yasuhiro Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Issue Date: 23-Jun-2014
Publisher: The Public Library of Science
Journal Title: Plos One
Volume: 9
Issue: 6
Start Page: e100617
Publisher DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0100617
Abstract: In MRL/MpJ mice, ovarian mast cells (OMCs) are more abundant than in other mouse strains, and tend to distribute beneath the ovarian surface epithelium at birth. This study investigated the factors regulating the appearance of neonatal OMCs in progeny of the cross between MRL/MpJ and C57BL/6N strains. F1 neonates had less than half the number of OMCs than MRL/MpJ. Interestingly, MRLB6F1 had more neonatal OMCs than B6MRLF1, although they were distributed over comparable areas. Furthermore, in MRL/MpJ fetuses for which parturition was delayed until embryonic day 21.5, the number of OMCs was significantly higher than in age-matched controls at postnatal day 2. These results suggest that the number of OMCs was influenced by the environmental factors during pregnancy. Quantitative trait locus analysis using N2 backcross progeny revealed two significant loci on chromosome 8: D8Mit343-D8Mit312 for the number of OMCs and D8Mit86-D8Mit89 for their distribution, designated as mast cell in the ovary of MRL/MpJ 1 (mcom1) and mcom2, respectively. Among MC migration-associated genes, ovarian expression of chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 17 at mcom1 locus was significantly higher in MRL/MpJ than in C57BL/6N, and positively correlated with the expression of OMC marker genes. These results indicate that the appearance of neonatal OMCs in MRL/MpJ is controlled by environmental factors and filial genetic factors, and that the abundance and distribution of OMCs are regulated by independent filial genetic elements.
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