PL/J mice are widely used in studies of retinal degeneration and other areas of research. PL/J mice show a moderate susceptibility to experimental allergic encephalitis with late onset and high mortality. Reports of leukemia incidence vary from 50% in females and 19% in males to 80-90%. In addition to a low threshold to electroconvulsive seizures, PL/J mice are susceptible to handling and rhythmic tossing-induced seizures and very highly responsive to phytohemagglutinin.Read More +
This strain is homozygous for the retinal degeneration allele Pde6brd1.
PL/J mice show a moderate susceptibility to experimental allergic encephalitis (EAE) with late onset and high mortality. Reports of leukemia incidence vary from 50% in females and 19% in males to 80-90%. In addition to a low threshold to electroconvulsive seizures, PL/J mice are susceptible to handling and rhythmic tossing-induced seizures (Kitami et al. 2004) and very highly responsive to phytohemagglutinin (Heiniger et al. 1975).
The PL inbred strain was developed by Clara J Lynch at The Rockefeller Institute as a high-leukemia strain. PL mice were transferred to The Jackson Laboratory in 1951 at F22.
|Allele Type||Spontaneous (Not Specified)|
|Gene Symbol and Name||Gpr84, G protein-coupled receptor 84|
|Gene Synonym(s)||EX33; GPCR4|
|Strain of Origin||multiple strains|
|Molecular Note||This spontaneously arising frameshift deletion is located in exon 2 at position 103308576 bp (NCBI Build 37) and results in a premature stop codon. The mutation is predicted to result in a truncated protein lacking the transmembrane domains 4-7. The inbred strains BDP/J, DBA/1J, DBA/2J, I/LnJ, FVB/NJ, LG/J, MRL/MpJ, NODShi/LtJ, NOR/LtJ, P/J, PL/J, SKHIN/Sprd, SJL/J, SM/J are homozygous for the deletion. The allele is segregating in the outbred stocks ICR and CD-1.|
|Allele Name||retinal degeneration 1|
|Allele Synonym(s)||Pdebrd1; rd; rd-1; rd1; rodless retina|
|Gene Symbol and Name||Pde6b, phosphodiesterase 6B, cGMP, rod receptor, beta polypeptide|
|Gene Synonym(s)||CSNB3; CSNBAD2; GMP-PDEbeta; PDEB; Pdeb; Pdeb; RP40; nmf137; phosphodiesterase, cGMP, rod receptor, beta polypeptide; r; r; rd; rd; rd-1; rd1; rd1; rd10; rd10; retinal degeneration; retinal degeneration 1; retinal degeneration 10|
|Strain of Origin||various|
|General Note||The following inbred strains are known to be homozygous for Pde6b |
|Molecular Note||Two mutations have been identified in rd1 mice. A murine leukimia virus (Xmv-28) insertion in reverse orientation in intron 1 is found in all mouse strains with the rd1 phenotype. Further, a nonsense mutation (C to A transversion) in codon 347 that results in a truncation eliminating more than half of the predicted encoded protein, including the catalytic domain has also been identified in all rd1 strains of mice. A specific degradation of mutant transcript during or after pre-mRNA splicing is suggested.|
When using the PL/J mouse strain in a publication, please include JAX stock #000680 in your Materials and Methods section.
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