These ENU-induced Atp11c mutant mice exhibit reduced numbers of CD19+ B cells and hyperbilirubinemia with elevated levels of cholic acid in the serum. This mutant mouse strain may be useful in studies of B cell lymphopoiesis and cholestasis.
Bruce Beutler, University of Texas Southwestern Medical
Mice that are homozygous for the mutation are viable, fertile, normal in size and do not display any gross physical or behavioral abnormalities. However, more than half of all homozygous females suffer dystocia after pregnancy. Mice exhibit reduced numbers of CD19+ B cells. The reduction in B cells is first observed at the pre-pro B to pro-B transition in the bone marrow. Marginal zone B cells persist in normal numbers. The donating investigator reports that mice develop hyperbilirubinemia with elevated levels of cholic acid in the serum. This mutant mouse strain may be useful in studies of B cell lymphopoiesis and cholestasis.
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This nonsense point mutation was generated by ethylnitrosourea (ENU) mutagenesis in C57BL/6J males. Mutagenized males were outcrossed to C57BL/6J females. The mutation results in a C to T transversion at position 2113 of the Atp11c transcript. The mutation alters the corresponding amino acid from glutamine to stop conversion at codon 655. Upon arrival, mice were bred to C57BL/6J for at least 1 generation to establish the colony.
|Allele Name||mutation 1, Bruce Beutler|
|Allele Type||Chemically induced (ENU)|
|Gene Symbol and Name||Atp11c, ATPase, class VI, type 11C|
|Strain of Origin||C57BL/6J|
|Molecular Note||The mutation corresponds to a C to T transition at nucleotide position 2113 of the transcript that replaces a triplet encoding glutamine to a termination codon at amino acid position 655 (Q655Ter).|
The donating investigator maintains these mice as heterozygotes. Homozygous females are fertile, but have a high incidence of dystocia.
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