Comparison of baseline mRNA levels in cortex among mice. Differential expression of baseline, constitutive CD74 and antisecretory factor (ASF) mRNAs in cerebral cortex among mouse strains. RNA was isolated from resected cortical tissue immediately. β-actin was used as a reference mRNA and values were expressed as percent amount relative to SJL/J cortex + SEM. Pooled cDNA from SJL/J (n = 11), C57BL-6J (7), and BALB/cJ (11) mice were measured in replicates of at least three. Thinner line = P < 0.01 and thicker line = P < 0.001 between strains, Newman-Keuls multiple comparison test.