NZB/BlNJ mice display a number of autoimmune abnormalities including hemolytic anemia, elevated levels of immunoglobulin, anti-DNA antibodies, anti-thymocyte antibodies, and circulating immune complexes causing glomerulonephritis. F1 hybrids of NZB/BlNJ and NZW/LacJ (NZBWF1/J, Stock No. 100008) are widely used as a model for autoimmune disease resembling human systemic lupus erythematosus. NZB/BlNJ mice, fed an atherogenic diet, fail to develop atherosclerotic aortic lesions in contrast to several highly susceptible strains of mice.Read More +
NZB/BlNJ mice display a number of autoimmune abnormalities including hemolytic anemia, elevated levels of immunoglobulin, anti-DNA antibodies, anti-thymocyte antibodies, and circulating immune complexes causing glomerulonephritis. F1 hybrids of NZB/BlNJ and NZW/LacJ (NZBWF1/J, Stock No. 100008) are widely used as a model for autoimmune disease resembling human systemic lupus erythematosus. NZB/BlNJ mice, fed an atherogenic diet (1.25% cholesterol, 0.5% cholic acid and 15% fat), fail to develop atherosclerotic aortic lesions in contrast to several highly susceptible strains of mice (e.g. C57BL/6J, Stock No. 000664; C57L/J, Stock No. 000668, C57BR/cdJ, Stock No. 000667, and SM/J, Stock No. 000687).
Inbreeding of New Zealand Black (NZB) mice began at the University of Otago Medical School in 1948 by Bielschowsky (Bl). NZB/BlN mice from the National Institutes of Health were supplied to Dr. ES Russell at The Jackson Laboratory transferred to the production colony in 1969. The current generation of inbreeding is F166.
|Allele Name||d variant|
|Allele Type||Not Applicable|
|Allele Synonym(s)||Ahd; Ahk; AhRd; Ahhn; ah; in|
|Gene Symbol and Name||Ahr, aryl-hydrocarbon receptor|
|Gene Synonym(s)||Ah; Ahh; Ahre; In; aromatic hydrocarbon responsiveness; aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase; bHLHe76; dioxin receptor; inflammatory reactivity|
|Strain of Origin||Not Applicable|
|General Note|| |
Strain of origin - this allele was found in DBA/2J, AKR/J, 129, SWR, RF, NZB strains
|Molecular Note||This allele encodes a 104 kDa receptor that is stabilized by molybdate and has an affinity for ligand 10-100 fold lower than that of the receptor produced by the C57BL/6J allele. PCR sequencing of cDNA revealed ten nucleotide differences between the coding sequences of the DBA/2J and C57BL/6J receptors. Five of the ten differences would cause amino acid changes. One of these, an apparent T to C transition replaces the opal termination codon in the C57BL/6J allele with an arginine codon in the DBA/2J allele. This change would extend translation of the DBA/2J mRNA by 43 amino acids, accounting for the larger size of the peptide produced by this allele (104 kDa vs 95 kDa for the C57BL/6J allele). A second T to C transition changes a leucine codon in the C57BL/6J allele to a proline codon in the DBA/2J allele, and would likely change secondary structure of the peptide and thus ligand affinity.|
|Allele Synonym(s)||C5-; C5-d; C5-def; C5-deficient; hco|
|Gene Symbol and Name||Hc, hemolytic complement|
|Gene Synonym(s)||C5; C5; C5D; C5a; C5b; CPAMD4; ECLZB; He; He|
|Strain of Origin||multiple strains|
|General Note|| |
This is an allele characteristic of various inbred mouse strains including the following: A/HeJ, AKR/J, DBA/2J, NZB/B1NJ, SWR/J, B10.D2/oSnJ
Hc was identified as a candidate gene for Abhr2 in a microarray analysis of lung mRNA from A/J, C3H/HeJ, and (A/J x C3H/HeJ)F1 x A/J backcross animals. Hc genotype shows statistically significant correlation to allergen-induced bronchial hyperresponsive phenotype. The A/J allele contains a 2 bp deletion resulting in deficient Hc mRNA and protein production and is associated with susceptibility to allergen-induced bronchial hyperresponsiveness. (J:108211)
|Molecular Note||A 2 base "TA" deletion at positions 62 and 63 of an 83 base pair exon near the 5' end of the gene is found in the following mouse strains: A/HeJ, AKR/J, DBA/2J, NZB/B1NJ, SWR/J, B10.D2/oSnJ. The consequence of this deletion is the creation of a stop codon starting four bases after the deletion. A truncated product of 216 amino acids is predicted as a result although contradictory reports exist that a larger pro-C5 protein may be synthesized. Nevertheless, macrophages from mouse strains carrying this allele do not secrete complement 5.|
|Allele Name||mutation 1|
|Allele Synonym(s)||Il3raA/J; Il3ran|
|Gene Symbol and Name||Il3ra, interleukin 3 receptor, alpha chain|
|Gene Synonym(s)||CD123; Cyrl; IL-3 receptor alpha chain; IL3R; IL3RAY; IL3RX; IL3RY; SUT-1; hIL-3Ra|
|Strain of Origin||A/J|
|Molecular Note||Sequence analysis revealed A/J mice lack the sequence corresponding to exon 8, which encodes 10 amino acid residues in the extracellular domain. Aberrant splicing was due to a 5 base pair deletion at the branch point in intron 7.|
|Gene Symbol and Name||Pctp, phosphatidylcholine transfer protein|
|Gene Synonym(s)||PC-TP; STARD2; StarD2; stARD2|
|Strain of Origin||NZO|
|Molecular Note||A G to A transition in exon 4 resulted in the arginine to histidine substitution at amino acid 120 in NZO, NZB/BINJ and NZW/LacJ strains. This mutation rendered the protein was inactive.|
|Allele Name||mutation 1|
|Gene Symbol and Name||mt-Tr, mitochondrially encoded tRNA arginine|
|Gene Synonym(s)||TrnR tRNA; tRNA; tRNA-Arg|
|Strain of Origin||various|
|General Note||This polymorphism is present in A/J, NZB/B1NJ, ALS/Lt and NOD/ShiLtJ. A variant with 9 adenines is found in NOD/ShiLtDvs, ALR/Lt and SKH2/J.|
|Molecular Note||The adenine repeat in the D stem is polymorphic with 10 adenines in this allele.|
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