Journal article

The tenascin-C knockout revisited

EJ Mackie, RP Tucker

Journal of Cell Science | COMPANY OF BIOLOGISTS LTD | Published : 1999


In the past seven years, two groups have independently produced tenascin-C-knockout mice. These mice are born alive and, originally, were described as showing no abnormalities. More recent studies, many involving pathological intervention, have shown that tenascin-C-knockout mice have several defects. The mice exhibit abnormal behaviour, as well as abnormalities in brain chemistry. They also show defects in structure and repair of neuromuscular junctions, in the ability to recover from snake-venom-induced glomerulonephritis and in chemically induced dermatitis. Healing of skin wounds is morphologically normal, but the mice exhibit defects in healing after suture injury of corneas. In both sk..

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