Allele Symbol: Ifnar1tm1Agt
Name: targeted mutation 1, Michel Aguet
Alteration at locus: Knockout
Gene Symbol: Ifnar1
Name: interferon (alpha and beta) receptor 1
Alteration at locus: Knockout
ES Cell Line: D3
Homozygous phenotype: Mice that are homozygous for the targeted mutation are viable, fertile, and normal in size. No gene product (mRNA) is detected by Northern blot analysis of homozygous primary embryonic fibroblasts. Mice that are homozygous for this targeted allele lack type I IFN receptor function, exhibit enhanced osteoclastogenesis with decreased bone density, and impaired response to protozoan parasite (Leishmania) infection. NK cell mediated tumor regression does not occur in homozygotes in response to B16 melanoma tumor implant model.
Strain Development: A targeting vector containing neomycin resistance and herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase genes was used to disrupt exon 3. The construct was electroporated into 129S2/SvPas derived D3 embryonic stem (ES) cells. Correctly targeted ES cells were injected into recipient blastocysts. The mice were backcrossed to C57BL/6 for at least 5 generations, as reported by the donating investigator.
Suggested Control Mice: Wild-type littermates
Donor: Michel Aguet, Ph.D., Swiss Inst. for Experimental Cancer Res.
Muller U; Steinhoff U; Reis LF; Hemmi S; Pavlovic J; Zinkernagel RM; Aguet M, Functional role of type I and type II interferons in antiviral defense., Science 1994 Jun 24;264(5167):1918-21 (Medline PMID: 8009221)
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