Strain Name:

B6.C3-KitW-44J/J

Stock Number:

000122

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Strain Information

Former Names C57BL/6J-KitW-44J    (Changed: 15-DEC-04 )
Type Coisogenic; Mutant Strain; Spontaneous Mutation;
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Specieslaboratory mouse
Background Strain C57BL/6J
GenerationN34
Generation Definitions

Description
KitW-44J heterozygotes have white-tipped feet and a white tail tip although the belly spot standardly found in KitW* mutations is very small in this mutant, sometimes restricted to only a few hairs. Homozygotes have a flecked pelt that is predominantly white, especially ventrally, with pigmented patches particularly at the lateral borders. The pigmentation fades with age yielding black-eyed white mice by approximately 9 months of age. While many KitW-44J homozygotes are viable, fertility is diminished. Homozygous females have greatly reduced fertility and gonads that are smaller in size with reduced activity. Homozygous males are sterile although spermatogenesis occurs. The KitW-44J allele does not produce anemia in either its heterozygous or homozygous state. The red blood cell count, white blood cell count, hematocrit, and mean cell volume are normal. However, bone marrow transplantation experiments reveal that the colony forming units in the bone marrow of KitW-44J homozygotes are much lower than normal despite the fact that the bone marrow has a normal cell count. While bone marrow transplantation from KitW-44J homozygotes can cure anemia in KitW/KitW-v hosts, it repopulates more slowly than does wild type bone marrow. Bone marrow from KitW-44J homozygotes also fails to repopulate the mast cells in the skin of KitW/KitW-v hosts. Wild type bone marrow transplanted into non-irradiated hosts out-competes the endogenous erythropoeisis in KitW-44J homozygotes but not in wild type hosts, further confirming a deficiency in erythropoeisis in these non-anemic mice. Mice doubly heterozygous for KitW-44J and KitW-39J are more mildly anemic than mice doubly heterozygous for KitW-39J and other second KitW* alleles. (Geissler et al., 1981; Geissler and Russell, 1983; Sawada et al., 1991.)

Development
The KitW-44J mutation arose spontaneously at the Jackson Laboratory on the C3H/HeJ background in the mid-1970s. It was backcrossed to C57BL/6J and in 1980 heterozygous males at N33 were bred with C57BL/6J females to produce embryos for cryopreservation. (Geissler et al., 1981 and 1988.)

Related Strains

View Strains carrying other alleles of Kit     (39 strains)

Phenotype

Phenotype Information

View Related Disease (OMIM) Terms

Related Disease (OMIM) Terms provided by MGI
- Potential model based on gene homology relationships. Phenotypic similarity to the human disease has not been tested.
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor; GIST   (KIT)
Mast Cell Disease   (KIT)
Piebald Trait; PBT   (KIT)
Testicular Germ Cell Tumor; TGCT   (KIT)
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Mammalian Phenotype Terms provided by MGI
      assigned by genotype

KitW-44J/Kit+

        B6.C3-KitW-44J
  • pigmentation phenotype
  • white spotting
    • white feet and tail tip   (MGI Ref ID J:6571)
    • belly spot
      • very small spot to only a few hairs   (MGI Ref ID J:6571)
  • hematopoietic system phenotype
  • *normal* hematopoietic system phenotype
    • no hematopoietic system abnormalities detected   (MGI Ref ID J:6571)
  • integument phenotype
  • white spotting
    • white feet and tail tip   (MGI Ref ID J:6571)
    • belly spot
      • very small spot to only a few hairs   (MGI Ref ID J:6571)

KitW-44J/KitW-44J

        B6.C3-KitW-44J
  • reproductive system phenotype
  • abnormal ovary morphology
    • pathological invagination of the germinal epithelium by 2 months of age   (MGI Ref ID J:6571)
    • abnormal ovarian follicle number
      • ovaries contain fewer developing follicles than in wild-type mice   (MGI Ref ID J:6571)
    • small ovary   (MGI Ref ID J:6571)
  • decreased litter size
    • some female mice produce small litters   (MGI Ref ID J:6571)
  • male infertility
    • testes are less than a third normal size and devoid of spermatogenic activity   (MGI Ref ID J:6571)
  • reduced female fertility
    • 50% are fertile and these produce one or two small litters   (MGI Ref ID J:6571)
  • hematopoietic system phenotype
  • *normal* hematopoietic system phenotype
    • no hematopoietic system abnormalities detected   (MGI Ref ID J:6571)
  • pigmentation phenotype
  • irregular coat pigmentation
    • mice exhibit a black-flecked white coat in which the dorsal coat has concentrated areas of black about the head and hind quarters and the ventral coat is white with black hair along lateral borders   (MGI Ref ID J:6571)
  • endocrine/exocrine gland phenotype
  • abnormal ovary morphology
    • pathological invagination of the germinal epithelium by 2 months of age   (MGI Ref ID J:6571)
    • abnormal ovarian follicle number
      • ovaries contain fewer developing follicles than in wild-type mice   (MGI Ref ID J:6571)
    • small ovary   (MGI Ref ID J:6571)
  • integument phenotype
  • irregular coat pigmentation
    • mice exhibit a black-flecked white coat in which the dorsal coat has concentrated areas of black about the head and hind quarters and the ventral coat is white with black hair along lateral borders   (MGI Ref ID J:6571)
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This mouse can be used to support research in many areas including:

KitW-44J related

Cancer Research
Growth Factors/Receptors/Cytokines
Increased Tumor Incidence
      Gonadal Tumors
      Gonadal Tumors: ovarian
Oncogenes

Dermatology Research
Color and White Spotting Defects

Developmental Biology Research
Neural Crest Defects

Endocrine Deficiency Research
Bone/Bone Marrow Defects
Gonad Defects
Skin Defects

Immunology, Inflammation and Autoimmunity Research
Immunodeficiency
      Mast Cell Deficiency

Neurobiology Research
Hearing Defects
Receptor Defects

Reproductive Biology Research
Developmental Defects Affecting Gonads
      germ cell deficient
Fertility Defects
Gonadal Tumors
      ovarian

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Immunology, Inflammation and Autoimmunity Research
      Mast Cell Deficiency

Sensorineural Research
Hearing Defects

Genes & Alleles

Gene & Allele Information provided by MGI

 
Allele Symbol KitW-44J
Allele Name dominant spotting 44 Jackson
Allele Type Spontaneous
Strain of OriginC3H/HeJ
Gene Symbol and Name Kit, kit oncogene
Chromosome 5
Gene Common Name(s) Bs; C-Kit; CD117; Dominant white spotting; Fdc; Gsfsco1; Gsfsco5; Gsfsow3; PBT; SCFR; SCO1; SCO5; SOW3; Ssm; Steel Factor Receptor; Tr-kit; W; belly-spot; dominant spotting; gsf spotted coat 1; gsf spotted coat 5; phenotype like Sl or W 3; spotted sterile male;
Molecular Note Southern hybridization analyses of genomic DNA using probes corresponding to two specific lengths of amino acids from c-kit suggests that this allele comprises a 4-5 kb insertion that disrupts c-kit. The level of c-kit mRNA in homozygotes is markedly reduced. [MGI Ref ID J:9374]

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References

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Additional References

Arguello F; Furlanetto RW; Baggs RB; Graves BT; Harwell SE; Cohen HJ; Frantz CN. 1992. Incidence and distribution of experimental metastases in mutant mice with defective organ microenvironments (genotypes Sl/Sld and W/Wv). Cancer Res 52(8):2304-9. [PubMed: 1559233]  [MGI Ref ID J:468]

Geissler EN; McFarland EC; Russell ES. 1981. Analysis of pleiotropism at the dominant white-spotting (W) locus of the house mouse: a description of ten new W alleles. Genetics 97(2):337-61. [PubMed: 7274658]  [MGI Ref ID J:6571]

Geissler EN; Russell ES. 1983. Analysis of the hematopoietic effects of new dominant spotting (W) mutations of the mouse. I. Influence upon hematopoietic stem cells. Exp Hematol 11(6):452-60. [PubMed: 6352297]  [MGI Ref ID J:7186]

Geissler EN; Russell ES. 1983. Analysis of the hematopoietic effects of new dominant spotting (W) mutations of the mouse. II. Effects on mast cell development. Exp Hematol 11(6):461-6. [PubMed: 6352298]  [MGI Ref ID J:7187]

Geissler EN; Ryan MA; Housman DE. 1988. The dominant-white spotting (W) locus of the mouse encodes the c-kit proto-oncogene. Cell 55(1):185-92. [PubMed: 2458842]  [MGI Ref ID J:9374]

Kitamura Y; Kasugai T; Ebi Y; Nomura S. 1991. Fibroblast-dependent differentiation/proliferation of mast cells. Skin Pharmacol 4 Suppl 1:2-7. [PubMed: 1764248]  [MGI Ref ID J:619]

Murphy ED. 1972. Hyperplastic and early neoplastic changes in the ovaries of mice after genic deletion of germ cells. J Natl Cancer Inst 48(5):1283-95. [PubMed: 4337905]  [MGI Ref ID J:5274]

Nocka K; Tan JC; Chiu E; Chu TY; Ray P; Traktman P; Besmer P. 1990. Molecular bases of dominant negative and loss of function mutations at the murine c-kit/white spotting locus: W37, Wv, W41 and W. EMBO J 9(6):1805-13. [PubMed: 1693331]  [MGI Ref ID J:10528]

Sawada K; Sakamaki K; Nishimune Y. 1991. Effect of the W mutation, for white belly spot, on testicular germ cell differentiation in mice. J Reprod Fertil 93(2):287-94. [PubMed: 1686280]  [MGI Ref ID J:1856]

KitW-44J related

Geissler EN; McFarland EC; Russell ES. 1981. Analysis of pleiotropism at the dominant white-spotting (W) locus of the house mouse: a description of ten new W alleles. Genetics 97(2):337-61. [PubMed: 7274658]  [MGI Ref ID J:6571]

Geissler EN; Ryan MA; Housman DE. 1988. The dominant-white spotting (W) locus of the mouse encodes the c-kit proto-oncogene. Cell 55(1):185-92. [PubMed: 2458842]  [MGI Ref ID J:9374]

Reith AD; Rottapel R; Giddens E; Brady C; Forrester L; Bernstein A. 1990. W mutant mice with mild or severe developmental defects contain distinct point mutations in the kinase domain of the c-kit receptor. Genes Dev 4(3):390-400. [PubMed: 1692559]  [MGI Ref ID J:28221]

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Cryopreserved Mice - Ready for Recovery

Price (US dollars $)
Cryorecovery* $4127.50
Animals Provided

At least two mice that carry the mutation (if it is a mutant strain) will be provided. Their genotypes may not reflect those discussed in the strain description. Please inquire for possible genotypes and see additional details below.

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Cryopreserved. Ready for recovery. Please refer to pricing and supply notes on the strain data sheet for further information.

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  • Cryorecovery - Standard.
    Progeny testing is not required.
    The average number of mice provided from recovery of our cryopreserved strains is 10. The total number of animals provided, their gender and genotype will vary. We will fulfill your order by providing at least two pair of mice, at least one animal of each pair carrying the mutation of interest. Please inquire if larger numbers of animals with specific genotype and genders are needed. Animals typically ship between 11 and 14 weeks from the date of your order. If a second cryorecovery is needed in order to provide the minimum number of animals, animals will ship within 25 weeks. IMPORTANT NOTE: The genotypes of animals provided may not reflect the mating scheme utilized by The Jackson Laboratory prior to cryopreservation, or that discussed in the strain description. Please inquire about possible genotypes which will be recovered for this specific strain. The Jackson Laboratory cannot guarantee the reproductive success of mice shipped to your facility. If the mice are lost after the first three days (post-arrival) or do not produce progeny at your facility, a new order and fee will be necessary.

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