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Targeted Allele Detail
Symbol: Apaf1tm1Mak
Name: apoptotic peptidase activating factor 1; targeted mutation 1, Tak W Mak
MGI ID: MGI:1928692
Synonyms: apaf1-, Apaf1tm1Ari
Gene: Apaf1  Location: Chr10:90989311-91082770 bp, - strand  Genetic Position: Chr10, 45.47 cM, cytoband C3-D1
Germline Transmission:  Earliest citation of germline transmission: J:49841
Parent Cell Line:  E14K (ES Cell)
Strain of Origin:  129P2/OlaHsd
Allele Type:    Targeted (Null/knockout)
Mutations:    Insertion, Intragenic deletion
Mutation detailsA 4 kb sequence containing an exon that encodes a portion of the nucleotide-binding P loop was replaced by a neomycin cassette. (J:49841)
Inheritance:    Recessive
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Carrying this Mutation:  Mouse Strains: 0 strains available      Cell Lines: 0 lines available
Carrying any Apaf1 Mutation:  46 strains or lines available

Null mutations are lethal, arresting development with phenotypes ascribed to the lack of proper apoptosis, such that too many cells are present, yielding exencephaly and webbed paws. Fas-induced apoptosis, however, appears unaffected in thymocytes, suggesting Apaf1 works by a different mechanism (J:49841). Apaf1 is essential for the activation of other caspase genes. Some phenotypes in Apaf1 mutants overlap with those in mice carrying mutations in Casp3 and Casp9 (J:49840, J:49841).

Original:  J:49841 Yoshida H, et al., Apaf1 is required for mitochondrial pathways of apoptosis and brain development. Cell. 1998 Sep 18;94(6):739-50
All:  24 reference(s)

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