Dominant Susceptibility Effect on the Murine Corneal Response to Pseudomonas aeruginosa

K. W. Beisel, L. D. Hazlett, R. S. Berk

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Natural host resistance to Pseudomonas aeruginosa corneal infection is regulated by two complementing dominant genes PsCR1 and PsCR2 (RS Berk, MA Leon, LD Hazlett. Infect Immun 26:1221-1223, 1979). In this study we have demonstrated a third dominant gene, which determines susceptibility to P. aeruginosa-induced eye damage. This gene was designated as PsCS. The F1 progeny from matings between the resistant DBA/2J strain and the susceptible strain C57BL/6J and C3H/HeJ displayed the susceptibility phenotype. Backcross and F2 studies using the C3H/HeJ and DBA/2J strains suggested the presence of two linked PsCS loci.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)488-491
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1983
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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