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Targeted Allele Detail
Symbol: Gfaptm3Mes
Name: glial fibrillary acidic protein; targeted mutation 3, Albee Messing
MGI ID: MGI:3690430
Synonyms: GFAP R76H, Gfaptm1Hgmn
Gene: Gfap  Location: Chr11:102778162-102791368 bp, - strand  Genetic Position: Chr11, 66.48 cM, cytoband D
Germline Transmission:  Earliest citation of germline transmission: J:114689
Parent Cell Line:  AB1 (ES Cell)
Strain of Origin:  129S7/SvEvBrd-Hprt+
Allele Type:    Targeted (Humanized sequence)
Mutation:    Nucleotide substitutions
Mutation detailsThe targeting vector was designed (by site-directed mutagenesis) to insert the arginine to histidine amino acid substitution at position 76 (R76H) (human 79) into exon 1 and place a loxP-flanked neomycin cassette into intron 3. R79H is associated with Alexander disease in humans. Cre-mediated recombination removed the floxed neo cassette. Quantitative real-time PCR showed that Gfap expression is elevated. (J:114689)
View phenotypes and curated references for all genotypes (concatenated display).
Disease models
In Structures Affected by this Mutation: 1 anatomical structures
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Carrying this Mutation:  Mouse Strains: 1 strain available      Cell Lines: 0 lines available
Carrying any Gfap Mutation:  40 strains or lines available
Original:  J:114689 Hagemann TL, et al., Alexander disease-associated glial fibrillary acidic protein mutations in mice induce Rosenthal fiber formation and a white matter stress response. J Neurosci. 2006 Oct 25;26(43):11162-73
All:  3 reference(s)

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