Genomes and Genes
Christina M Laukaitis
Affiliation: St. Vincent Hospitals and Health Services
- Diverse spatial, temporal, and sexual expression of recently duplicated androgen-binding protein genes in Mus musculusChristina M Laukaitis
Department of Biological Sciences, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208, USA
BMC Evol Biol 5:40. 2005..This makes ABP an appropriate model system with which to investigate how recent adaptive evolution of paralogous genes results in functional innovation (neofunctionalization)...
- The mouse salivary androgen-binding protein (ABP) gene cluster on chromosomes 7: characterization and evolutionary relationshipsChristina M Laukaitis
Department of Biological Sciences, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208, USA
Mamm Genome 14:679-91. 2003....
- Characterization of two forms of mouse salivary androgen-binding protein (ABP): implications for evolutionary relationships and ligand-binding functionRobert C Karn
Department of Biological Sciences, Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208, USA
Biochemistry 42:7162-70. 2003..Hofstetter, J., Bonhomme, F., and Karn, R. (1997) J. Hered. 88, 93-97; Karn, R., and Clements, M. (1999) Biochem. Genet. 37, 187-199]...
- Comparative evolutionary genomics of androgen-binding protein genesRichard D Emes
MRC Functional Genetics Unit, Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3QX, United Kingdom
Genome Res 14:1516-29. 2004..We propose a role for ABPalpha/beta/gamma proteins as pheromones, or in modulating odorant detection. This would account for the extraordinary adaptive evolution of these genes, and surrounding genomic regions, in murid rodents...
- Rapid bursts of androgen-binding protein (Abp) gene duplication occurred independently in diverse mammalsChristina M Laukaitis
Department of Medical Genetics, University of Washington, Seattle, USA and Division of Human Biology, Fred Hutchinson CancerResearch Center, Seattle, USA
BMC Evol Biol 8:46. 2008..Questions arise from imperfections in the initial mouse genome assembly and a dearth of information about the gene family structure in other rodents and mammals...