The targeting vector has been generated using C57BL/6J DNA and transfected into TaconicArtemis C57BL/6NTac ES cell line.
Exon 1 contains the translation initiation codon.
Exons 3 to 4 have been flanked by loxP sites (size of loxP-flanked region: 4.1 kb).
The constitutive KO allele has been generated after Cre-mediated recombination by crossing chimeras to a Cre-Deleter on a C57BL/6 background.
The constitutive KO line has been derived using C57BL/6NTac animals and the Cre-transgene was removed by segregation.
Deletion of exons 3-4 should result in loss of function of the Slc27a2 gene by deleting the third transmembrane domain and part of the catalytic domain and by generating a frameshift from exon 2 to exons 5 and 6 (premature Stop codon in exon 5).
The remaining recombination sites are located in non-conserved regions of the genome.
The corresponding conditional KO allele is available as line 11034.
Datamining and Design performed in 2009.
Gene Family: Solute carrier
Genetic Background: C57BL/6
Gene Symbol: Slc27a2
Gene Accession Number: NM_011978.2
Allele Type: KO
Availability: Cryopreserved at Taconic
Official Gene Name: solute carrier family 27 (fatty acid transporter), member 2