Model animals non-responsive to mycobacterial-origin lipoprotein/lipopeptide
|Posted date||Aug 29, 2011|
|Country||United States of America|
|Date of filing||Dec 10, 2002|
|Gazette Date||Mar 16, 2006|
|Gazette Date||Feb 12, 2008|
|International application number||JP2002012908|
|International publication number||WO2003105578|
|Date of international filing||Dec 10, 2002|
|Date of international publication||Dec 24, 2003|
|Title||Model animals non-responsive to mycobacterial-origin lipoprotein/lipopeptide|
The present invention is to provide TLR1 knockout mice specifically recognizing mycobacterial lipoproteins/lipopeptides, being useful to clarify the role of TLR1 in vivo, or a method for screening substances promoting or suppressing the response to mycobacterial lipoproteins/lipopeptides by using the same.
TLR1 genes are separated from murine genomic library, the genomic part containing the intracellular and transmembrane domain of the TLR1 gene is replaced with a neomycin resistant gene, HSV-tk gene being gene encoding thymidine kinase into 3' end is introduced, ES cell clones having double resistance to G418 and Gancyclovir are screened, and ES cell clones are injected into the blastocyst of C57BL/6 mice, to generate TLR1 knockout mice through the germline.
|Scope of claims||
1. A transgenic mouse whose genome comprises a homozygous inactivation of the Toll-like Receptor 1 (TLR1) gene;
said TLR1 gene encoding a polypeptide that recognizes triacylated mycobacterial lipoproteins;
wherein peritoneal macrophages of the mouse, also comprising a homozygous inactivation of the TLR1 gene, exhibit decreased responsiveness to triacylated mycobacterial lipoproteins.
2. A method for screening substances that promote or suppres a response to triacylated mycobacterial lipoproteins comprising contacting peritoneal macrophages isolated from the transgenic TLR-1 inactivated mouse of claim 1, which exhibits a decreased responsiveness to triacylated mycobacterial lipoproteins, with a substance, contacting peritoneal macrophages isolated from a wild-type control mouse with said substance, and comparing the response between the TLR-1 inactivated peritoneal macrophages and the control macrophages, wherein an increase in said responsiveness in comparison to the control is indicative of a substance that promotes a response to a mycobacterial lipoprotein/lipopeptide in a TLR-1 independent manner and wherein a greater decrease in responsiveness to a mycobacterial lipoprotein/lipopeptide in comparison to a wild-type control mouse is indicative of a substance that inhibits a response to a mycobacterial lipoprotein/lipopeptide in a TLR-1 independent manner.
|IPC(International Patent Classification)||
|Reference ( R and D project )||SORST Selected in Fiscal 2000|
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