mRNA expression analysis
Strain specific analysis of Kit mRNA expression in B-NDG mice and B-NDG Kit W41 mice by RT-PCR. Spleen and lung RNA was isolated from B-NDG mice (+/+) and heterozygous B-NDG Kit W41 mice (Mut/+), then cDNA libraries were synthesized by reverse transcription, followed by PCR with mouse Kit primers. Mouse Kit mRNA were detectable in B-NDG mice (+/+) and B-NDG Kit W41 mice (Mut/+). Sequence assays showed the B-NDG Kit W41 mice (Mut/+) consists of a G to A point mutation at amino acid 831.