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Human Genome News, May 1991; 3(1)

Human/Rodent Somatic Cell Hybrid Mapping Panel Available from Coriell

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Human Genetic Mutant Cell Repository has Mapping Panel No. 1 DNA samples available for distribution. The panel consists of DNA isolated from 18 human/rodent somatic cell hybrids retaining from 1 to 19 human chromosomes. Fifteen samples were isolated from human/mouse somatic cell hybrids resulting from the fusion of male human fibroblasts (IMR-91) with the thymidine kinase-deficient mouse cell line (B-82). The panel is completed with DNA isolated from three monochromosomal hybrids retaining human chromosomes 9, 16, and X.

The panel has been characterized by the following:

  • G-banded chromosome analysis;
  • in situ hybridization analysis using biotinylated total human DNA to detect human chromosomes, human/rodent translocated chromosomes, and human chromosome fragments; and
  • Southern blot hybridization.

Probes were used for the short and long arms of all human chromosomes except 10, 13, 14, 15, 20, and 21, all of which were analyzed with long-arm probes only. The panel consists of 50 µg of DNA from each hybrid and 100 µg of DNA from each of three parental human and rodent cell lines.

Contact: Human Genetic Mutant Cell Repository; Coriell Institute for Medical Research; 401 Haddon Avenue; Camden, NJ 08103; [800/752-3805 in the United States; 609/757-4848 from other countries; Fax: 609/964-0254].


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