Basic Information

Strain name
C57BL/6N-Agertm2(AGER) Bcgen/Bcgen
Common name
B-hRAGE mice plus
Background
C57BL/6N
Catalog number
113157
Aliases
RAGE, SCARJ1, sRAGE
NCBI gene ID
177

Description

  • RAGE is expressed in more than 300 cells in addition to lung tissue, and studies have shown that tumors can increase the expression of this gene in a variety of cells.
  • Exons 1-11 of the mouse RAGE gene that encodes the full-length protein was replaced by human RAGE exons 1-11 in B-hRAGE mice plus.
  • Mouse RAGE protein was only detectable in wild-type C57BL/6 mice. Human RAGE protein was detectable in homozygous B-hRAGE mice plus but not in wild-type mice.
  • Mouse RAGE mRNA was only detectable in wild-type C57BL/6 mice. Human RAGE mRNA was detectable in homozygous B-hRAGE mice plus but not in wild-type mice.
  • Application: This product is used for pharmacodynamics and safety evaluation of drugs for various chronic degenerative diseases and neoplastic diseases.

Targeting strategy

Gene targeting strategy for B-hRAGE mice plus. Exons 1-11 and 3‘UTR of the mouse RAGE gene that encodes the full-length protein was replaced by human RAGE exons 1-11 and 3’UTR in B-hRAGE mice plus.

mRNA expression analysis

Strain specific analysis of RAGE mRNA expression in wild-type C57BL/6 mice and B-hRAGE mice plus by RT-PCR. Lung RNA were isolated from wild-type C57BL/6 mice (+/+) and homozygous B-hRAGE mice plus (H/H), then cDNA libraries were synthesized by reverse transcription, followed by PCR with mouse or human RAGE primers. Mouse RAGE mRNA was detectable only in wild-type C57BL/6 mice. Human RAGE mRNA was detectable only in homozygous B-hRAGE mice plus but not in wild-type mice.

Protein expression analysis

Western blot analysis of RAGE protein expression in homozygous B-hRAGE mice plus. Lung tissue lysates were collected from wild-type C57BL/6N mice (+/+), homozygous B-hRAGE mice plus (H/H) and B-Ager KO mice(RM), and then analyzed by western blot with species-specific anti-RAGE antibody. 40 μg total proteins were loaded for western blotting analysis. RAGE was detected in lung.

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