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Phenotypes Associated with This Genotype
Genotype
MGI:4355901
Allelic
Composition
Tg(GFAP-tTA)67Pop/0
Tg(tetO-Ifng)184Pop/0
Genetic
Background
B6.Cg-Tg(GFAP-tTA)67Pop Tg(tetO-Ifng)184Pop
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Mouse lines carrying:
Tg(GFAP-tTA)67Pop mutation (0 available)
Tg(tetO-Ifng)184Pop mutation (1 available)
phenotype observed in females
phenotype observed in males
N normal phenotype
mortality/aging
N
• if double transgenic pups receive doxycycline through gestation and postnatally, or through gestation but treatment stops at birth, animals appear healthy with no histologic lesions
• if pregnant mice do not receive doxycycline (dox) during gestation, >80% of pups die in the neonatal period; double transgenic animals are never recovered
• all ataxic mice (when dox treatment is stopped at E16) die at 3-4 weeks from a progressive neurological syndrome

growth/size/body
• if double transgenic pups receive doxycycline until E16, about 80% start to show growth retardation in the second postnatal week

neoplasm
• necropsy of animals dying at 3-4 weeks shows infiltrative lesions of cerebellar hemispheres composed of tumor cells (mitotically active, primitive-appearing cells with hyperchromatic nuclei and little cytoplasm)
• when affected mice start to receive dox again at P16, tumors show less necrosis and apoptosis than untreated mutants
• pups which received doxycline to birth with cessation at P0 have normal cerebellar architecture and do not show tumor formation or migration abnormalities of granule cell precursors

behavior/neurological
• if double transgenic pups receive doxycycline until E16, about 80% develop tremor around P12
• if double transgenic pups receive doxycycline until E16, about 80% develop ataxia around P12

nervous system
• necropsy of animals dying at 3-4 weeks shows infiltrative lesions of cerebellar hemispheres composed of tumor cells (mitotically active, primitive-appearing cells with hyperchromatic nuclei and little cytoplasm)
• when affected mice start to receive dox again at P16, tumors show less necrosis and apoptosis than untreated mutants
• pups which received doxycline to birth with cessation at P0 have normal cerebellar architecture and do not show tumor formation or migration abnormalities of granule cell precursors
• tumor cells are observed primarily in the molecular layer and external granule layer, but also frequently invading the deep cerebellar white matter and brainstem structures
• at P12, mice which received doxycycline until E16 display lesions confined to the EGL which shows a diffuse hyperplasia throughout the cerebellar hemispheres
• at P16, affected animals show marked proliferation of the EGL with diffuse infiltration of the molecular layer, consistent with malignant tumor formation; in contrast, control animals exhibit complete regression of the EGL

Mouse Models of Human Disease
DO ID OMIM ID(s) Ref(s)
medulloblastoma DOID:0050902 OMIM:155255
J:94092


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last database update
02/23/2021
MGI 6.16
The Jackson Laboratory