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Transgene Detail
Symbol: Tg(PF4MER)6Kra
Name: transgene insertion 6, Katya Ravid
MGI ID: MGI:3054406
Synonyms: PF4MERGH
Transgene: Tg(PF4MER)6Kra  Location: unknown  
Strain of Origin:  FVB
Transgene Type:    Transgenic (Inserted expressed sequence)
Mutation:    Insertion
Tg(PF4MER)6Kra expresses 1 gene
Mutation detailsThe transgene is a 3.9-kb fragment which contains the rat platelet factor 4 (Pf4) promoter followed by exons 2 and 3 of human myc fused to the human estrogen receptor (MER), followed by a 442-base pair region of the HGH poly(A) tail starting from the stop codon of the HGH gene. Two copies of the transgene integrated in this line. Expression of the transgene was detected in bone marrow megakaryocytes. (J:35507)
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Mice homozygous for this transgene on an FVB/N background are viable and fertile. Expression of the transgene is exclusively in platelets and megakaryocytes in female carrier mice or in male carrier mice given injections of estrogen. Megakaryopoiesis is increased and they exhibit essential thrombocythemia. This strain may serve as a model for a myeloproliferative disorder resembling essential thrombocythemia.
Original:  J:35507 Thompson A, et al., Deregulated expression of c-myc in megakaryocytes of transgenic mice increases megakaryopoiesis and decreases polyploidization. J Biol Chem. 1996 Sep 20;271(38):22976-82
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