Muscle-specific expression of a dominant negative desmin mutant in transgenic mice.


To extend our knowledge of the functions of desmin and vimentin intermediate filaments in the developing organism, a construct encoding a truncated desmin subunit driven by the desmin promoter (pDDV), was introduced into the murine germ line. The resulting mutant desmin subunit was assembly-incompetent and capable of disrupting both preexisting desmin and… (More)