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Phenotypes Associated with This Genotype
involves: 129P2/OlaHsd * C57BL/6N
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Mouse lines carrying:
Scarb2tm1Psa mutation (0 available); any Scarb2 mutation (37 available)
phenotype observed in females
phenotype observed in males
N normal phenotype
• mice show severe neurological impairments from 4 months of age
• hind-limb clasping from 4 months of age
• tremor from 4 months of age
• mice show progression to partial paralysis

• reduction in body weight at 10 months of age

hematopoietic system
• progressive increase in microgliosis in the pons and midbrain

• beta-glucocerebrosidase activity is reduced in the pons and midbrain
• beta-hexosaminidase and alpha-mannosidase activities are increased in the brain

immune system
• progressive increase in microgliosis in the pons and midbrain

• do not survive beyond 10 months of age

nervous system
• accumulation of alpha-synuclein in the pons and midbrain, including the substantia nigra
• progressive increase in microgliosis in the pons and midbrain
• progressive increase in astrogliosis in the pons and midbrain
• accumulation of storage material within the neurons of the pons; presence of electron-dense material, lipid droplets, and lamellated bodies
• progressive storage of carbohydrate conjugates, particularly in the pons, including intracellular accumulation of the beta-glucocerebrosidase substrate, GluCer, and accumulation of vesicular alpha-synuclein in the soma and proximal neurites of neurons
• tyrosine-hydroxylase (TH)-positive neurons within the substantia nigra are shrunken in size
• progressive apoptotic cell death in the pons and midbrain
• neurodegeneration of dopaminergic neurons

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Mouse Genome Database (MGD), Gene Expression Database (GXD), Mouse Models of Human Cancer database (MMHCdb) (formerly Mouse Tumor Biology (MTB), Gene Ontology (GO)
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MGI 6.14
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