Chromosomal location of fifteen unique mouse KRAB-containing zinc finger loci

J. C. Marine, D. J. Gilbert, E. J. Bellefroid, J. A. Martial, J. N. Ihle, Neal G. Copeland, Nancy A. Jenkins

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The mammalian genome contains hundreds if not thousands of zinc finger protein (Zfp) genes. While the function of most of these genes remains to be determined, it is clear that a few of them play important roles in gene regulation and development. In studies described here, we have used an interspecific mouse back-cross mapping panel to determine the chromosomal location of 15 KRAB-containing zinc finger loci. These loci map to nine different mouse autosomes and the X Chromosome (Chr). Two Chrs, 7 and 9, contain cosegregating pairs of KRAB-containing Zfp genes, indicating that the KRAB-containing Zfp genes have evolved through processes involving regional as well as genome-wide duplication events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-416
Number of pages4
JournalMammalian Genome
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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