Anomalous (Preduodenal) Portal Vein: Autosomal Recessive Mutation in AKR/J Mice
Methods: Fifty-three strains of inbred mice (6,026 mice) in our mouse colony were examined for preduodenal portal vein and its association with clinical signs of disease (vomiting or abdominal pain) and other anomalies. Heritability also was tested by use of cross-backcross matings of AKR/J mice with clinically normal PT mice.
Results: The portal vein was found at the ventral side of the duodenum in most (98%) AKR/J mice, whereas it ran at the dorsal side of the duodenum in 52 other inbred mouse strains in our mouse colony. Clinical signs of disease and other congenital anomalies were not detected in this strain of mice, although position has a high association with other congenital anomalies in humans. Heritability testing of this anomaly in AKR/J mice indicated single autosomal recessive inheritance.
Conclusions: Preduodenal portal vein found in AKR/J mice is a single autosomal recessive mutation, but is not associated with clinical signs of disease and other congenital malformations.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2001-02-01
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