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Identification of a common helper provirus integration site in Abelson murine leukemia virus-induced lymphoma DNA.
Journal of Virology
Abelson murine leukemia virus induces oligoclonal pre-B lymphoma in mice. The expression of the v-abl oncogene in target cells does not appear to be sufficient for tumor induction in several mouse strains, and additional genetic events are thought to be required. We postulated that the helper Moloney murine leukemia virus might induce these events, and its potential role as an insertional mutagen was assessed by the search of a common helper provirus integration site in Abelson murine leukemia virus lymphomas. Molecular cloning of cellular sequences adjacent to Moloney proviruses enabled us to identify a cellular region, designated Ahi-1, which was found occupied by the helper proviruses in 16% of Abelson pre-B-cell lymphomas. All proviruses for which the precise integration site within Ahi-1 could be mapped were found to be in the same orientation. Ahi-1 has been mapped to mouse chromosome 10 and represents a new common proviral integration site. These data suggest that the helper virus contributes to the induction of secondary genetic events which may be important for the development of Abelson murine leukemia virus-induced pre-B-cell lymphoma.
Abelson murine leukemia virus/physiology, Animals, Blotting, Southern, Chromosome Mapping, Cloning, Molecular, DNA Probes, DNA, Neoplasm/analysis, DNA, Neoplasm/genetics, DNA, Viral/analysis, Gene Rearrangement, Helper Viruses/physiology, Hybrid Cells, Leukemia Virus, Murine/physiology, Lymphoma/genetics, Lymphoma/microbiology, Mice, Mice, Inbred Strains, Moloney murine leukemia virus, Proviruses/physiology, Restriction Mapping, Thymoma/analysis, Thymoma/microbiology
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