The wmN1 Enhancer Region of the Mouse Myelin Proteolipid Protein Gene (mPlp1) is Indispensable for Expression of an mPlp1-lacZ Transgene in Both the CNS and PNS.

The wmN1 Enhancer Region of the Mouse Myelin Proteolipid Protein Gene (mPlp1) is Indispensable for Expression of an mPlp1-lacZ Transgene in Both the CNS and PNS. Neurochem Res. 2019 Nov 28;: Authors: Patyal P, Kockara NT, Wight PA Abstract The myelin proteolipid protein gene (PLP1) encodes the most abundant protein in CNS myelin. Expression of the gene must be strictly regulated, as evidenced by human X-linked leukodystrophies resulting from variations in PLP1 copy number, including elevated dosages as well as deletions. Recently, we showed that the wmN1 region in human PLP1 (hPLP1) intron 1 is required to promote high levels of an hPLP1-lacZ transgene in mice, using a Cre-lox approach. The current study tests whether loss of the wmN1 region from a related transgene containing mouse Plp1 (mPlp1) DNA produces similar results. In addition, we investigated the effects of loss of another region (ASE) in mPlp1 intron 1. Previous studies have shown that the ASE is required to promote high levels of mPlp1-lacZ expression by transfection analysis, but had no effect when removed from the native gene in mouse. Whether this is due to compensation by another regulatory element in mPlp1 that was not included in the mPlp1-lacZ constructs, or to differences in methodology, is unclear. Two transgenic mouse lines were generated that harbor mPLP(+)Z/FL. The parental transgene utilizes mPlp1 sequences (proximal 2.3 kb of 5'-flanking DNA to the first 37 bp of exon...
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