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Targeted Allele Detail
Symbol: Mecp2tm1Vnar
Name: methyl CpG binding protein 2; targeted mutation 1, Vinodh Narayanan
MGI ID: MGI:4949848
Synonyms: Mecp2*a140v
Gene: Mecp2  Location: ChrX:74026592-74085690 bp, - strand  Genetic Position: ChrX, 37.63 cM
Frontal cortex and olfactory bulbs of Mecp2tm1Vnar/Y mice exhibit an increase in cell density

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Germline Transmission:  Earliest citation of germline transmission: J:171410
Parent Cell Line:  R1 (ES Cell)
Strain of Origin:  (129X1/SvJ x 129S1/Sv)F1-Kitl+
Allele Type:    Targeted
Mutations:    Insertion, Single point mutation
Mutation detailsA targeting construct was designed to insert a loxP site followed by a frt-flanked neomycin (neo) resistance cassette upstream of exon 3 of the methyl CpG binding protein 2 (Mecp2) gene. A second loxP site was inserted in the 3' untranslated region of exon 4. A point mutation was introduced in exon 4, resulting in a missense mutation, A140V, commonly found in humans carrying Rett Syndrome (RTT) X-linked mental retardation. Normal transcript stability was confirmed by quantitative qRT-PCR. (J:171410)
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Carrying any Mecp2 Mutation:  19 strains or lines available
Original:  J:171410 Jentarra GM, et al., Abnormalities of cell packing density and dendritic complexity in the MeCP2 A140V mouse model of Rett syndrome/X-linked mental retardation. BMC Neurosci. 2010;11:19
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