The porcine intestinal receptor for Escherichia coli K88ab, K88ac: regional localization on chromosome 13 and influence of IgG response to the K88 antigen. Academic Article uri icon


  • The loci encoding the porcine intestinal receptors for Escherichia coli K88ab and K88ac (K88abR and K88acR) were firmly assigned to chromosome 13 by linkage analysis using a three-generation pedigree. The linear order of these loci and seven other markers on chromosome 13 was determined by multipoint analyses. The K88abR and K88acR loci were tightly linked (theta = 0.01, zeta = 41.06) with the K88abR locus localized 7.4 cM (sex average) proximal to the transferrin locus. The results, together with previous reports from two other groups, provide an unequivocal assignment of the K88 receptor loci to chromosome 13, and reject a previous assignment to chromosome 4. Pigs possessing the receptor had a slightly higher specific IgG response to the K88 antigen after an intramuscular immunization with an E. coli vaccine.

published proceedings

  • Anim Genet

altmetric score

  • 9

author list (cited authors)

  • Edfors-Lilja, I., Gustafsson, U., Duval-Iflah, Y., Ellergren, H., Johansson, M., Juneja, R. K., Marklund, L., & Andersson, L.

citation count

  • 65

complete list of authors

  • Edfors-Lilja, I||Gustafsson, U||Duval-Iflah, Y||Ellergren, H||Johansson, M||Juneja, RK||Marklund, L||Andersson, L

publication date

  • August 1995