Biochemical Genetics

, Volume 13, Issue 5–6, pp 369–377 | Cite as

Esterase. XXI. Es-9, a possibly new polymorphic esterase in Mus musculus genetically linked to Es-2

  • J. Schollen
  • K. Bender
  • O. von Deimling


A so far undescribed gene controlling zone III esterases has been detected by means of disc gel electrophoresis of kidney homogenates from the two inbred mice strains NMRI and SK/Cam. The gene is tentatively designated Es-9, and the two codominant alleles are designated Es-9a and Es-9b. Es-9 esterases are present in many tissues, but, unlike the other zone III esterase (controlled by Es-5), are not found in the serum. Close linkage with the Es-2 gene leads us to map the Es-9 gene on chromosome 8.

Key words

esterase-9 Mus musculus kidney testosterone dependent linkage 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Schollen
    • 1
  • K. Bender
    • 2
  • O. von Deimling
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Pathology (Ludwig-Aschoff-Haus)University of Freiburg i. Br.Germany
  2. 2.Institute of Human Genetics and AnthropologyUniversity of Freiburg i. Br.Germany

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