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House mouse (Mus musculus) IGH locus on chromosome 12 (12F2) strain C57BL/6

The orientation of the mouse (Mus musculus) IGH locus on the chromosome 12 (12F2) strain C57BL/6 is reverse (REV).

Locus representation mouse IGH
Locus representation mouse IGH

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SWITCH sequences are represented by a filled circle upstream of the IGHC genes.

The Mouse (Mus musculus) IGHV genes belong to 16 subgroups (Gene tables: Mouse IGHV) which are part of three clans (Figure IGHV clans). Clans comprise, respectively:

  • clan I: IGHV1, IGHV9; IGHV14 and IGHV15 subgroup genes and one pseudogene IGHV(I)
  • clan II: IGHV2, IGHV3, IGHV8 and IGHV12 subgroup genes and pseudogenes IGHV(II)
  • clan III: IGHV4, IGHV5, IGHV6, IGHV7, IGHV10, IGHV11, IGHV13 and IGHV16 subgroup genes and pseudogenes IGHV(III).

Locus representation with only the functional genes: House mouse (Mus musculus) IGH

Locus representation mouse IGH
Locus representation mouse IGH

* When needed, indicate the presence of allele(s) with another functionality: see above House mouse (Mus musculus) IGH locus

More information:
IMGT references:
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IGHJ genes
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IGHC genes
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IGH locus from the C57BL/6 genome sequencing
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