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Transgene Detail
Symbol: Tg(YAC72)2511Hay
Name: transgene insertion 2511, Michael Hayden
MGI ID: MGI:2429756
Synonyms: YAC72
Transgene: Tg(YAC72)2511Hay  Location: unknown  
Strain of Origin:  FVB/N
Transgene Type:    Transgenic (Humanized sequence, Inserted expressed sequence)
Mutation:    Insertion
Tg(YAC72)2511Hay expresses 1 gene
Mutation detailsA YAC containing a full-length human huntingtin gene was modified with a 72 CAG repeat expansion in exon 1. The resulting construct (YAC72) was used to generate transgenic mice. The endogenous human HDH promoter directed expression in many tissues with levels in the brain and testes being the highest. (J:55405)
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Homozygous transgenic mice are viable and fertile. In these mice the human huntingtin transgenic protein is expressed widely in many tissues (identical to the endogenous huntingtin protein), with highest expression levels in the brain and testes. Electrophysiological abnormalities can be measured by 6 months. A behavioral phenotype is first detected at 7 months when evidence of mild hyperkinetic movement disorder is noticeable. This disorder is characterized by progressive spontaneous hyperactivity during the dark phase of open field-testing. By 12 months of age selective degeneration of medium spiny neurons in the lateral striatum is observed. This degeneration is associated with the translocation of N-terminal huntingtin fragments to the nucleus.

Original:  J:55405 Hodgson JG, et al., A YAC mouse model for Huntington's disease with full-length mutant huntingtin, cytoplasmic toxicity, and selective striatal neurodegeneration. Neuron. 1999 May;23(1):181-92
All:  21 reference(s)

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