These transgenic mice express the human interleukin 6 (IL6) gene under the direction of the mouse histocompatibility 2, D region ( H-2LD) promoter. Homozygotes begin to develop up to 10-fold enlarged lymph nodes (due to plasma cell accumulation), splenomegaly, glomerulonephritis, and plasma cell tumors as early as 3 months of age.
Siegfried Janz, University of Iowa
These transgenic mice express the human interleukin 6 (IL6) gene under the direction of the mouse histocompatibility 2, D region ( H-2LD) promoter. The transgenic insert is located on Chromosome 9. Human IL6 protein is detected in serum by ELISA and mRNA is detected in the spleen, lymph nodes, thymus, heart, lung, liver, kidney, and intestine, but not in brain tissue. As early as three to four months of age, transgenic mice develop up to 10-fold enlarged lymph nodes (due to plasma cell accumulation), plasma cell tumors, splenomegaly, and glomerulonephritis. Although homozygotes for this transgenic insert are viable and fertile, due to the early onset of plasma cell tumors, this strain is maintained as a hemizygote.
A transgenic construct containing the human IL6 gene and rabbit beta-globin sequence under the control of the mouse H-2LD promoter was injected into fertilized C57BL/6 mouse eggs. Founder animals were bred to BALB/cAnPt for more than 20 generations.
|Expressed Gene||IL6, interleukin 6, human|
|Site of Expression|
|Allele Name||transgene insertion 1, Tadamitsu Kishimoto|
|Allele Type||Transgenic (Inserted expressed sequence, Humanized sequence)|
|Allele Synonym(s)||transgene insertion 1, Tadamitsu Kishimoto; Tg(H2-L-IL6)1Kish|
|Gene Symbol and Name||Tg(H2-L-IL6)1Kish, transgene insertion 1, Tadamitsu Kishimoto|
|Promoter||H2-L, histocompatibility 2, D region locus L, mouse, laboratory|
|Expressed Gene||IL6, interleukin 6, human|
|Strain of Origin||C57BL/6|
|General Note||Phenotypic Similarity to Human Syndrome: Multicentric Castleman Disease J:128016|
|Molecular Note||A transgenic construct containing the human IL6 gene and rabbit beta-globin sequence under the control of the mouse H-2Ld promoter was injected into fertilized C57BL/6 mouse eggs. Human IL6 protein is detected in serum by ELISA. mRNA is detected in the spleen, lymph nodes, thymus, heart, lung, liver, kidney, and intestine, but not in brain tissue.|
|Mutations Made By|| |
Siegfried Janz, University of Iowa
When maintaining a live colony, these mice are bred as hemizygotes. Homozygotes begin to develop plasma cell tumors as early as 3 months of age.
When using the C.B6-Tg(H2-L-IL6)1Kish/J mouse strain in a publication, please cite the originating article(s) and include JAX stock #008372 in your Materials and Methods section.
|Hemizygous or Non carrier for Tg(H2-L-IL6)1Kish|
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