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LACK OF EMBRYONIC HOMOZYGOUS OR ADULT HETEROZYGOUS LYMPHATIC PHENOTYPES FOR A Sos1 MUTATION AND LACK OF LYMPHATIC EMBRYONIC PHENOTYPES FOR A HOMOZYGOUS Cx47 MUTATION IN MICE

Authors
  • X. Geng
  • L. Chen
  • R.S. Srinivasan
  • R.J. Kylat
  • M.H. Witte
  • R.P. Erickson (University of Arizona)

Abstract

We have studied the lymphatic phenotypes of 2 mutations, known to cause abnormalities of lymphatics in humans, in mice. The Cx47 R260C mutation (variably penetrant in humans heterozygous for it and causing limb lymphedema) had an adult mouse phenotype of hyperplasia and increased lymph nodes only in homozygous condition but we did not find any anatomical phenotype in day 16.5 homozygous embryos. Mice harboring the Sos1 mutation E846K (causing Noonan's 4 in man which occasionally shows lymphatic dysplasia) had no adult heterozygous phenotype in lymphatic vessel appearance and drainage (homozygotes are early embryonic lethals) while day 16.5 heterozygous embryos also had no detectable anatomical phenotype.

Keywords: SOS1, Connexin 47, mutations, embryonic/adult phenotypes, lymphatic mice, Noonan syndrome, primary Lymphedema

How to Cite:

Geng, X. & Chen, L. & Srinivasan, R. & Kylat, R. & Witte, M. & Erickson, R., (2022) “LACK OF EMBRYONIC HOMOZYGOUS OR ADULT HETEROZYGOUS LYMPHATIC PHENOTYPES FOR A Sos1 MUTATION AND LACK OF LYMPHATIC EMBRYONIC PHENOTYPES FOR A HOMOZYGOUS Cx47 MUTATION IN MICE”, Lymphology 55(3), 129-134. doi: https://doi.org/10.2458/lymph.5405

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22 Nov 2022
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