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Identification of SMEK2 as a candidate gene for regulation of responsiveness to dietary cholesterol in rats.

Authors: Asahina, M  Haruyama, W  Ichida, Y  Sakamoto, M  Sato, M  Imaizumi, K 
Citation: Asahina M, etal., J Lipid Res. 2008 Aug 27.
RGD ID: 2300117
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:18753676
DOI: Full-text: DOI:10.1194/jlr.M800135-JLR200

We have previously mapped a diet-induced hypercholesterolemia locus (Dihc2) to chromosome 14 in the F2 generation crossed of high-responsive exogenous hypercholesterolemia rats and low-responsive BN rats. To identify a causal gene within this locus, we constructed interval-specific congenic lines (ISCLs) and carried out expression and sequencing analyses. Here we narrowed Dihc2 to region including 33 genes and predicted transcripts and identified RGD1309450_predicted, a homologous gene of SMEK2, as a strong candidate for responsiveness to dietary cholesterol. Our finding provides new insights into the pathway underlying the individual responsiveness to dietary cholesterol in vivo.



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Scl59  (Serum cholesterol level QTL 59)

Objects referenced in this article
Gene PPP4R3B protein phosphatase 4 regulatory subunit 3B Homo sapiens
Gene Ppp4r3b protein phosphatase 4 regulatory subunit 3B Mus musculus
Marker D14Kyu7 D14Kyu7 Rattus norvegicus
Marker D14Kyu8 D14Kyu8 Rattus norvegicus
Strain BN/Seac null Rattus norvegicus
Gene Ppp4r3b protein phosphatase 4, regulatory subunit 3B Rattus norvegicus
QTL Scl45 Serum cholesterol level QTL 45 Rattus norvegicus

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