Stock 129.C-Tg(Prnp/PRNP)1Drb 129-Prnp<tm1Cwe>/DrbH

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Strain Name

129.C-Tg(Prnp/PRNP)1Drb 129-Prnp<tm1Cwe>/DrbH

Mutation Strain Type


Gene/Allele Information

Allele Name Allele MGI ID Gene Name Gene MGI ID Chromosome
Prnp<tm1Cwe> MGI:1888773 Prnp MGI:97769 2

Phenotypic Description

The octameric repeat region of the mouse prion protein was replaced with the hexameric repeat region from the domestic chicken. The mice express mouse PrP at wild-type levels with correct membrane location and orientation but have an altered metal binding region. The mice have been generated to get a better understanding of prion diseases such as CJD in humans.

Orphanet Disorders

OrphaNet ID Name Url
356 Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker syndrome
466 Fatal familial insomnia
157 941 Huntington disease-like 1
280 397 Familial Alzheimer-like prion disease
282 166 Inherited Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease


Displaying 121 - 130 of 226 Stock Publications
Pubmed ID Authors Title Journal
19098904 Le Pichon CE Olfactory behavior and physiology are disrupted in prion protein knockout mice. Nat Neurosci (2 009) 12:60-9
15530652 Maglio LE Hippocampal synaptic plasticity in mice devoid of cellular prion protein. Brain Res Mol Brain Res (2 004) 131:58-64
10525406 Moore RC Ataxia in prion protein (PrP)-deficient mice is associated with upregulation of the novel PrP-like protein doppel. J Mol Biol (1 999) 292:797-817
24497115 Prodromidou K Functional cross-talk between the cellular prion protein and the neural cell adhesion molecule is critical for neuronal differentiation of neural stem/precursor cells. Stem Cells (2 014) 32:1674-87
21350487 Sandberg MK Prion propagation and toxicity in vivo occur in two distinct mechanistic phases. Nature (2 011) 470:540-2
16294306 Strom A Identification of prion protein binding proteins by combined use of far-Western immunoblotting, two dimensional gel electrophoresis and mass spectrometry. Proteomics (2 006) 6:26-34
16537534 Wang X The interaction between cytoplasmic prion protein and the hydrophobic lipid core of membrane correlates with neurotoxicity. J Biol Chem (2 006) 281:13559-65
19675240 Yang W A New Transgenic Mouse Model of Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker Syndrome Caused by the A117V Mutation of PRNP. J Neurosci (2 009) 29:10072-80
20133875 Balducci C Synthetic amyloid-beta oligomers impair long-term memory independently of cellular prion protein. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A (2 010) 107:2295-300
10461901 Brown DR Prion protein peptide neurotoxicity can be mediated by astrocytes. J Neurochem (1 999) 73:1105-13


Orphanet Categories

Rare neurologic disease



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