Cloning of the mouse dysferlin gene and genomic characterization of the SJL-Dysf mutation.

@article{Vafiadaki2001CloningOT,
  title={Cloning of the mouse dysferlin gene and genomic characterization of the SJL-Dysf mutation.},
  author={Elizabeth Vafiadaki and Andr{\'e} Reis and Sharon M. Keers and Rebecca B. Harrison and Louise V.B. Anderson and Thomas Raffelsberger and Silva Ivanova and Harald Hoger and Reginald E. Bittner and Katharine M. D. Bushby and Rumaisa Bashir},
  journal={Neuroreport},
  year={2001},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={625-9}
}
The SJL mouse strain has been widely used as an animal model for experimental autoimmune encephalitis (EAE), inflammatory muscle disease and lymphomas and has also been used as a background strain for the generation of animal models for a variety of diseases including motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis and atherosclerosis. Recently the SJL mouse was shown to have myopathy due to dysferlin deficiency, so that it can now be considered a natural animal model for limb-girdle muscular… CONTINUE READING