Title: Genetic modification of the inner ear lateral semicircular canal phenotype of the Bmp4 haplo-insufficient mouse
Authors: Vervoort, Rudy ×
Ceulemans, Helga
Van Aerschot, Leen
D'Hooge, Rudi
David, Guido #
Issue Date: Apr-2010
Publisher: Academic Press
Series Title: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications vol:394 issue:3 pages:780-785
Abstract: In the mouse, development of the lateral semicircular canal of the inner ear is sensitive to Bmp4 heterozygosity. In the C57BL6 background 30% of the heterozygotes display circling behavior, 66% have a specific defect in the vestibular part of the inner ear, namely the constriction, interruption or absence of the lateral semicircular canal. Only mice having both ears affected display circling behavior. In the (C57BL6xCBA)N1 background, the penetrance of the canal phenotype is greatly reduced, and bilateral lateral canal defect is not sufficient to induce circling. We found association of the canal phenotype with the genotype of markers on chromosome 14 and 4, co-localizing with Ecs and Eclb identified in the Ecl mouse with similar lateral canal defects. Candidate genes to contain the causal mutation are Bmp4 on chromosome 14, and Rere on chromosome 4
ISSN: 0006-291X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Biological Psychology
Department of Human Genetics - miscellaneous
Technologiecluster Werktuigkundige Industriƫle Ingenieurstechnieken
Mechanical Engineering Technology TC, Technology Campus Geel
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