Analysis of experimental mouse PRNP genetic polymorphisms and their susceptibility to prion diseases

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.v0iOF.9145    | Article Id: B-731 | Page : 367-372
Citation :- Analysis of experimental mouse PRNP genetic polymorphisms and their susceptibility to prion diseases.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2018.(52):367-372
Feng GUAN, Zhao Wei CAI, Jun Tao AI and Jin ZHAO
Address : College of Life Sciences, China Jiliang University, Hangzhou-310 018, China
Submitted Date : 11-03-2017
Accepted Date : 12-07-2017


Research studies showed that the polymorphisms in prion protein gene (PRNP) were associated with susceptibility to prion diseases in several animals, including humans and mouse. Several mouse strains carried natural PRNP mutations which had been identified and these could provide as  animal models for human prion diseases. In this study, the genetic polymorphisms of PRNP in six common mouse strains were investigated. The experimental mice included KM mouse, ICR mouse, DBA mouse, C3H/He mouse, C57BL mouse and BALB mouse. The results showed only one new polymorphism was identified compared with the reference sequence. The identified new mutation site was C564T and it was homozygous, but this locus did not result in amino acid change. Sequence analyses suggested that these six mouse strains were susceptible to prion diseases and are suitable as susceptibility models of prion diseases. 


Gene mutation Genetic polymorphism Mouse model Prion protein gene.


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