Homozygous mutant mice for the Il2tm1Hor targeted mutation show no apparent deficit in thymocyte differentiation or selection, types and numbers of T cells from spleens and lymph nodes are comparable to those of wildtype. They do have an impaired response to polyclonal T cell activators in the absence of additional IL2, deficits in their helper function and a reduction in natural killer cell activity. There is significant pre-weaning and post-weaning loss of homozygotes on the C3H/HeJCrlBR and C57BL/6J genetic backgrounds. In addition, homozygous mice develop inflammatory bowel disease between 6 and 15 weeks of age and reportedly die within 10-25 weeks under conventional housing conditions. Homozygotes on the C57BL/6J genetic background show an atrophied pancreas with apparently intact islets. Homozygotes on the BALB/c genetic background do not develop inflammatory bowel disease symptoms but rather die 3-5 weeks postnatally of a form of hemolytic anemia. For a more de...
Dr. Ivan Horak, Forschungs institut fur Molekulare
Homozygous mutant mice for the Il2tm1Hor targeted mutation show no apparent deficit in thymocyte differentiation or selection, types and numbers of T cells from spleens and lymph nodes are comparable to those of wildtype. They do have an impaired response to polyclonal T cell activators in the absence of additional IL2, deficits in their helper function and a reduction in natural killer cell activity. There is significant pre-weaning and post-weaning loss of homozygotes on the C3H/HeJCrlBR and C57BL/6J genetic backgrounds. In addition, homozygous mice develop inflammatory bowel disease between 6 and 15 weeks of age and reportedly die within 10-25 weeks under conventional housing conditions. Homozygotes on the C57BL/6J genetic background show an atrophied pancreas with apparently intact islets. Homozygotes on the BALB/c genetic background do not develop inflammatory bowel disease symptoms but rather die 3-5 weeks postnatally of a form of hemolytic anemia. For a more detailed description please refer to the JAX Notes Fall 1996 article.
|Allele Name||targeted mutation 1, Ivan Horak|
|Allele Type||Targeted (Null/Knockout)|
|Allele Synonym(s)||IL-2 KO; IL-2-; IL-2null; Il2-|
|Gene Symbol and Name||Il2, interleukin 2|
|Gene Synonym(s)||IL-2; Il-2; TCGF; lymphokine|
|Strain of Origin||129P2/OlaHsd|
|Molecular Note||Insertion of a neomycin-resistance gene into the third exon introduced several stop codons in all reading frames.|
|Mutations Made By|| |
Dr. Ivan Horak, Forschungs institut fur Molekulare
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|Heterozygous or Wild-type for Il2<tm1Hor>|
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