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Gene Information

Name: nerve growth factor
Synonyms: Ngfb
Type: Gene
Species: Mus musculus (mouse)
Chromosome: 3
Alteration at locus: Transgenic
NCBI: 18049
Homologene: 1876
Name: myosin, heavy polypeptide 6, cardiac muscle, alpha
Type: Gene
Species: Rattus norvegicus (norway rat)
Chromosome: 15
Alteration at locus: Transgenic
Name: transgene insertion 4, Howard J Federoff
Synonyms: MHC-NGF, Tg(Ngfb)1Fed
Type: Transgene
Species: Mus musculus (mouse)
Chromosome: unknown
Alteration at locus: Transgenic
Genetic Alterations
NGF mini-gene composed of the noncodng mouse NGF exon I-intron I fused to rat NGF intron III-coding exon IV, followed by a portion of the human GH exon V and 3' UTR.
Genotype Determination
Cardiomegaly, sympathetic hyperinnervation
MeSH Terms
  • Animals
  • Cardiomegaly/etiology
  • Catecholamines/analysis
  • Choristoma
  • DNA/chemistry
  • Ganglia, Sympathetic/pathology
  • Gene Targeting
  • Heart/drug effects
  • Heart/innervation
  • Heart Diseases/etiology
  • Hyperplasia/etiology
  • Methylation
  • Mice
  • Mice, Inbred C3H
  • Mice, Transgenic
  • Myocardium/metabolism
  • Myocardium/pathology
  • Myosins/genetics
  • Nerve Growth Factors/analysis
  • Nerve Growth Factors/biosynthesis
  • Nerve Growth Factors/genetics
  • Nerve Growth Factors/pharmacology
  • Recombinant Fusion Proteins/pharmacology
  • Sympathetic Nervous System/growth & development
  • Sympathetic Nervous System/pathology
Strain Development
The alpha-MHC-NGF transgene was microinjected into the make pronucleus of fertilized C3HeB/FeJ zygotes, cultured to the two-cell stage and then implanted into oviducts of SW/Tac female mice.
Suggested Control Mice
  • Wild-type littermates
  • Cardiac pathology
Howard J. Federoff, M.D., Ph.D., University of Rochester Medical Center.
Primary Reference
Hassankhani A, Steinhelper ME, Soonpaa MH, Katz EB, Taylor DA, Andrade-Rozental A, Factor SM, Steinberg JJ, Field LJ, Federoff HJ. Overexpression of NGF within the heart of transgenic mice causes hyperinnervation, cardiac enlargement, and hyperplasia of ectopic cells. Dev Biol. 1995 May;169(1):309-21. (Medline PMID: 7750647)

Colony and Husbandry Information

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Coat Color
MMRRC Breeding System
Breeding Scheme(s)
  • DBA/2J female x Hemizygous transgenic male
Overall Breeding Performance
Poor - small litter size of 3-4 pups, pre­ mature death has been occasionally observed (whencompared to their nontransgenic littermates). 
NOTE: "Hemizygote" as used here refers to males carrying a mutation on the X Chromosome or mice of either sex carrying an inserted transgene with no homologous allele on the other chromosome.
Viability and Fertility: Female Male Comments
Homozygotes are viable: Undetermined Undetermined
Homozygotes are fertile: Undetermined Undetermined
Hetero/Hemizygotes are fertile: Undetermined Undetermined
Age Reproductive Decline: Undetermined Undetermined
Average litter size
Recommended wean age
4 weeks

Order Request Information

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000121-MU-RESUS Litter recovered from cryo-archive $2,624.00 / $5,340.00
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