Generation and analysis of Siah2 mutant mice.
Ian J Frew, Vicki E Hammond, Ross A Dickins, Julian MW Quinn, Carl R Walkley, Natalie A Sims, Ralf Schnall, Neil G Della, Andrew J Holloway, Matthew R Digby, Peter W Janes, David M Tarlinton, Louise E Purton, Matthew T Gillespie, David DL Bowtell
Molecular and Cellular Biology | Published : 2003
Siah proteins function as E3 ubiquitin ligase enzymes to target the degradation of diverse protein substrates. To characterize the physiological roles of Siah2, we have generated and analyzed Siah2 mutant mice. In contrast to Siah1a knockout mice, which are growth retarded and exhibit defects in spermatogenesis, Siah2 mutant mice are fertile and largely phenotypically normal. While previous studies implicate Siah2 in the regulation of TRAF2, Vav1, OBF-1, and DCC, we find that a variety of responses mediated by these proteins are unaffected by loss of Siah2. However, we have identified an expansion of myeloid progenitor cells in the bone marrow of Siah2 mutant mice. Consistent with this, we s..View full abstract