Renal pathology resulting from PGHS-2 gene ablation in DBA/B6 mice.


Kidneys of prostaglandin H synthase-2 (PGHS-2) null mice fail to develop normally, leading to renal insufficiency. We have found that in a mixed DBA/B6 background, the lack of a functional PGHS-2 gene causes less severe renal pathology than was reported previously for PGHS-2 null mice in a B6 genetic background. The increase in blood urea nitrogen in the… (More)