||Tumorigenic Responses to Lindane in Mice: Potentiation by a Dominant Mutation.
Wolff, G. L. ;
Roberts, D. W. ;
Morrissey, R. L. ;
Greenman, D. L. ;
Allen, R. R. ;
||National Center for Toxicological Research, Jefferson, AR. ;Pathology Associates, Inc., Ijamsville, MD. ;United Information Systems, McLean, VA. ;Arkansas Univ. for Medical Sciences, Little Rock.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Proto oncogenes ;
House mouse ;
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The agouti locus on chromosome 2 in the house mouse regulates the cyclic pattern of eumelanosome and phaeomelanosome (black and yellow pigment granules, respectively) and in the hair bulb. A dominant mutation at the A(viable yellow) locus results in a mouse with increased susceptibility for formation of strain-specific neoplasms, a mottled yellow coat color, and adult-onset obesity. A study of the specific function of this mutation in facilitating development of neoplasia in response to lindane (gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane) exposure in obese mottled yellow A(variable yellow)/a, lean pseudoagouti A(variable yellow/a, and lean black a/a (YS X VY) F-1 hybrid female mice is described. Incidences of Clara cell hyperplasia and prevalences of hepatocellular adenomas and carcinomas are discussed.