A new sodium channel α-subunit gene (Scn9a) from Schwann cells maps to the Scn1a, Scn2a, Scn3a cluster of mouse chromosome 2

Marie Claire Beckers, Eric Ernst, Scott Belcher, James Howe, Robert Levenson, Philippe Gros

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Abstract

We have used a total of 27 AXB/BXA recombinant inbred mouse strains to determine the chromosomal location of a newly identified gene encoding an α- subunit isoform of the sodium channel from Schwann cells, Scn9a. Linkage analysis established that Scn9a mapped to the proximal segment of mouse chromosome 2. The segregation of restriction fragment length polymorphisms in 145 progeny from a Mus spretus x C57BL/6J backcross indicates that Scn9a is very tightly linked to Scn1a (gene encoding the type I sodium channel α- subunit of the brain) and forms part of a cluster of four Scna genes located on mouse chromosome 2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)202-205
Number of pages4
JournalGenomics
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 15 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Genetics

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