Embryo DNA of AKR mice contains several copies of intact mink cell focus-forming (MCF)-like env gene sequences with a proviral structure. In spontaneous thymic tumours, these MCF-like env sequences have regularly recombined with a specific region of the 3′ end of ecotropic env. This specific recombination is probably a critical event in the pathogenesis of spontaneous AKR tumours.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - 1982|
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