Expression of SAG-1 of Toxoplasma gondii in transgenic mice

Citation
S. Seng et al., Expression of SAG-1 of Toxoplasma gondii in transgenic mice, PARASIT RES, 86(4), 2000, pp. 263-269
Citations number
45
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Microbiology
Journal title
PARASITOLOGY RESEARCH
ISSN journal
0932-0113 → ACNP
Volume
86
Issue
4
Year of publication
2000
Pages
263 - 269
Database
ISI
SICI code
0932-0113(200004)86:4<263:EOSOTG>2.0.ZU;2-H
Abstract
We describe the expression of SAG-1 cDNA in B6C3F1 mice by microinjecting a 3.3 kbp DNA fragment, consisting of the cytomegalovirus enhancer-chicken b eta-actin hybrid promoter and SAG-1 into the pronucleus of a fertilized egg at the one-cell stage. Offspring derived from this microinjection were ana lyzed for the integration and functional expression of the SAG-1 transgene. Steady-state expressions of both the mRNA for SAG-1 and SAG-1 protein prod uct were detected in the brain, thymus, spleen and liver. Approximately 50% of F1 and F2 progeny inherited the SAG-1 transgene from SAG-1 transgenic m ice in Mendelian fashion. These results indicated that SAG-1 transgenic lin es were established. Transgenic mice harboring the SAG-1 gene will contribu te a critical tool of defining the molecular mechanisms of SAG-1 in pathoge nesis and host immune response.