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Transgene Detail
Symbol: Tg(BCL2)36Wehi
Name: transgene insertion 36, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
MGI ID: MGI:3052954
Synonyms: Bcl-2-transgenic, E mu-bcl-2-36, Emu-Bcl-2-36
Transgene: Tg(BCL2)36Wehi  Location: unknown  
Strain of Origin:  (C57BL/6JWehi x SJL/JWehi)F2
Transgene Type:    Transgenic (Humanized sequence, Inserted expressed sequence)
Mutation:    Insertion
Tg(BCL2)36Wehi expresses 1 gene
Mutation detailsThe transgene construct consists of the human BCL2 cDNA in association with the Emu immunoglobulin heavy chain enhancer and SV40 promoter. (J:93111)
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The transgene is expressed in both T cell and B cell lineages.

On a C57BL/6 background hemizygotes show increased numbers of B lymphocytes, Ig-secreting cells and serum Ig, as well as a heightened and prolonged antibody response to immunization. T-cells withstand prolonged culture in the absence of growth factors and are resistant to killing by gamma-radiation, glucocorticoids, ionomycin, PMA, and sodium azide, but not complement, cytotoxic T cells, or Fas ligand. These hemizygotes have a normal total T-cell count and thymic involution rate but show an enhanced response to immunization, and serve as a robust source for the production of B-cells, antibodies T-cell lines or hybridomas.

Although transgenic mice on a (C57BL/6 x SJL)F2 background exhibit a mild increase in spontaneous lymphoma and plasmacytoma occurrence (<10% to 18 months), on the BALB/c and C57BL/6 backgrounds tumor incidence is insignificant. Hemizygotes on a background involving C57BL/6 and SJL (but not on the C57BL/6 background) develop an autoimmune disease characterized by immune complex glomerulonephritis, anti-nuclear antibodies, lymphadenopathy, and myocardial infarction.

Original:  J:93111 Strasser A, et al., Abnormalities of the immune system induced by dysregulated bcl-2 expression in transgenic mice. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 1990;166:175-81
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