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Establishment and Identification of Cardiomyocyte-specific High Expression Human APE1 Transgenic Mouse  

Jiamei Jiang1 , Peng Wang1 , Suhang Li1 , Zhiqiang Wang1 , Keng Wu1 , Runmin Guo2
1 Guangdong Key Laboratory of Age-Related Cardiac and Cerebral Diseases, Clinnical Research Center, The Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Medical University, Zhanjiang, 524001
2 Maternal and Child Research Institute, Shunde Women and Children’s Hospital of Guangdong Medical University, Maternal and Child Health Hospital of Shunde District, Foshan, Guangdong, 510080
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Genomics and Applied Biology, 2019, Vol. 10, No. 2   doi: 10.5376/gab.2019.10.0002
Received: 27 Sep., 2019    Accepted: 20 Nov., 2019    Published: 29 Oct., 2019
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iang J.M., Wang P., Li S.H., Wang Z.Q., Wu K., Guo R.M., 2019, Establishment and identification of cardiomyocyte-specific high expression human APE1 transgenic mouse, Genomics and Applied Biology, 10(2): 10-15 (doi: 10.5376/gab.2019.10.0002)


The aim of this study is to establish transgenic mice that specifically over-express human APE1 incardiac, and to provide a tool animal for studying the relationship between the function and mutation of hAPE1 gene and cardiac development and cardiovascular diseases. A cardiomyocyte-specific hAPE1 transgenic construct containing the α-myosin heavy chain (α-MHC) promoter and human A PE1 (hA PE1) gene was generated. The transgenic vector was constructed by insertion of hAPE1 gene under the α-MHC promoter. The transgenic mice were generated by fertilized egg microinjection followed by embryo transplantation and were all maintained on C57BL/6J genetic background. The genotype of transgenic mice was identified using PCR and the expression levels of hAPE1 in different tissues were detected by Western blotting. The results indicated that cardiomyocyte-specific hAPE1 transgenic construct containing the α-myosin heavy chain (α-MHC) promoter and human APE1 (hAPE1) gene were introduced into fertilized zygotes by microinjection, and then the fertilized zygotes were implanted into the oviduct of female mice, establishing a heart specific high expression hAPE1 transgenic mouse line. 40 offspring were obtained and 15 mice carrying the human APE1 gene was identified by PCR. The heart-specific overexpression of hAPE1 was confirmed by Western blotting assay. The present study successfully obtained cardiomyocyte-specific hAPE1 transgenic mice transgenic mice expressing, which provided a useful tool for studying the function of genes in heart development and cardiovascular disease.

APE1; Transgenic; Heart; Mouse; Tissue specific
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