No evidence of non-homologous insertions in mouse model of MDD created by replacement of homologous mouse DNA sequence with pathogenic 6-base human CREB1 promoter sequence

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  • George S. Zubenko,

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    1. Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    2. Department of Biological Sciences, Mellon College of Science, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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  • Hugh B. Hughes III

    1. Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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  • How to Cite this Article: Zubenko GS, Hughes HB. 2012. No Evidence of Non-Homologous Insertions in Mouse Model of MDD Created by Replacement of Homologous Mouse DNA Sequence With Pathogenic 6-Base Human CREB1 Promoter Sequence. Am J Med Genet Part B 159B:1–4.

Abstract

We have recently reported the creation and initial characterization of the first etiology-based recombinant mouse model of major depressive disorder (MDD). This was achieved by replacing the corresponding mouse DNA sequence with a 6-base DNA sequence from the human CREB1 promoter that is associated with the development of MDD in families identified by probands with recurrent, early-onset MDD. The current study explored whether the desired homologous recombination event at the mouse Creb1 gene that resulted in the creation of the mouse model was also accompanied by insertions of the targeting vector at unintended non-homologous locations in the mouse genome. No evidence of insertions of targeting vector sequence was observed at regions other than the mouse Creb1 gene. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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