Comparative mapping of human Chromosome 14q11.2-q13 genes with mouse homologous gene regions

Mamm Genome. 2000 Nov;11(11):993-9. doi: 10.1007/s003350010183.


An examination of the synteny blocks between mouse and human chromosomes aids in understanding the evolution of chromosome divergence between these two species. We comparatively mapped the human (HSA) Chromosome (Chr) 14q11.2-q13 cytogenetic region with the intervals of orthologous genes on mouse (MMU) chromosomes. A lack of conserved gene order was identified between the human cytogenetic region and the interval of orthologs on MMU 12. The evolutionary breakpoint junction was defined within 2.5 Mb, where the conserved synteny of genes on HSA 14 changes from MMU 12 to MMU 14. At the evolutionary breakpoint junction, a human EST (GI: 1114654) with identity to the human and mouse BCL2 interacting gene, BNIP3, was mapped to mouse Chr 3. New gene homologs of LAMB1, MEOX2, NRCAM, and NZTF1 were identified on HSA 7 and on the proximal cytogenetic region of HSA 14 by mapping mouse genes recently reported to be genetically linked within the relevant MMU 12 interval. This study contributes to the identification of homology relationships between the genes of HSA 14q11.2-q13 and mouse Chr 3, 12, and 14.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Chromosome Mapping / methods*
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 14*
  • Evolution, Molecular
  • Expressed Sequence Tags
  • Gene Order*
  • Humans
  • Membrane Proteins / genetics
  • Mice
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins*
  • Tumor Suppressor Proteins*


  • BNIP3 protein, human
  • BNIP3L protein, human
  • Membrane Proteins
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins
  • Tumor Suppressor Proteins