Myd88 KO mice have hematopoietic system defects, as well as signaling and apoptotic defects. They have increased susceptibility to bacterial and viral infection due to immune system abnormalities.
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The Myd88-deficient allele encodes a deletion of exon 3 of the myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88 locus. Myd88-deficiency is associated with a number of immune system abnormalities, as well as hematopoietic system and apoptotic abnormalities.
Homozygous mice are viable and fertile. The Myd88-deficient allele encodes a deletion of exon 3 of the myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88 gene. MYD88 is a cytosolic adapter protein that plays a central role in the innate and adaptive immuneresponse. MyD88 signaling is required to limit bacterial burden and prolong survival during infection. Myd88-deficiency is associated with a number of immune system abnormalities, as well as hematopoietic system, molecular signaling, and apoptotic abnormalities. These mice have increased susceptibility to bacterial and viral infection and should be maintained in a specific pathogen free environment.
Myd88fl mice, harboring loxP sites on either side of exon 3 of the Myd88 gene, arrived at The Jackson Laboratory congenic on the C57BL/6J genetic background (see Stock No. 008888). Upon arrival, some of these Myd88fl mice were bred with C57BL/6-Tg(Zp3-Cre)93Knw/J mice (Stock No. 003651) for germline removal of loxP-flanked exon 3. Offspring with the floxed exon 3 removed were identified and then selectively bred to C57BL/6J inbred mice to remove the Cre transgene. The resulting mice, heterozygous for the Myd88-deficient allele, were subsequently bred together, to wildtype siblings, or to C57BL/6J inbred mice to establish this strain (as Stock No. 009088).
|Allele Name||targeted mutation 1.1, Anthony L DeFranco|
|Allele Type||Targeted (Null/Knockout)|
|Gene Symbol and Name||Myd88, myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88|
|Strain of Origin||129P2/OlaHsd|
|Mutations Made By|| |
Anthony DeFranco, UCSF
When maintaining a live colony, homozygous mice may be bred together. These mice have increased susceptibility to bacterial and viral infection and should be maintained in a specific pathogen free environment.
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