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Transgenic Allele Detail
Symbol: Timo
Name: transgenic insertional mutants with obesity
MGI ID: MGI:3766100
Gene: Timo  Location: unknown  Genetic Position: Chr2, Syntenic
Strain of Origin:  (C57BL/6J x CBA/CaJ)F1
Transgene Type:    Transgenic
Mutation:    Insertion
Mutation detailsA transgene containing a mouse Flk1 promotor, mouse Rage cDNA, and SV40 polyA signal inserted between 108,618,208 and 108,618,659 bp in Chromosome 2, approximately 857 kb upstream of the transcription start site of Bdnf. No transgene expression is seen. Bdnf mRNA and protein expression levels are reduced in the hippocampus and hypothalmus. Serum BDNF levels are about 30% of non-transgenic controls. Reduction in expression varies with the hypothalamus most severely affected followed by the hippocampus, but no significant reduction in expression in the lung. Several conserved elements are located in the insertion region and functional analysis indicated that some of these enhance Bdnf expression. (J:127183)
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Original:  J:127183 Sha H, et al., Disruption of a novel regulatory locus results in decreased Bdnf expression, obesity, and type 2 diabetes in mice. Physiol Genomics. 2007 Oct 22;31(2):252-63
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