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Dairy Science

Bovine kappa-casein; transgenic; tissue specificity; mouse milk

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Expression Of A Bovine Κ-Cn Cdna In The Mammary Gland Of Transgenic Mice Utilizing A Genomic Milk Protein Gene As An Expression Cassette, Alfonso Gutiérrez, Harry M. Meade, Paul Ditullio, Daniel Pollock, Merry Harvey, Rafael Jiménez-Flores, Gary B. Anderson, James D. Murray, Juan F. Medrano Jul 1996

Expression Of A Bovine Κ-Cn Cdna In The Mammary Gland Of Transgenic Mice Utilizing A Genomic Milk Protein Gene As An Expression Cassette, Alfonso Gutiérrez, Harry M. Meade, Paul Ditullio, Daniel Pollock, Merry Harvey, Rafael Jiménez-Flores, Gary B. Anderson, James D. Murray, Juan F. Medrano

Dairy Science

Transgenic mice were produced by microinjection of a DNA construct composed of the bovine κ-casein (κ-CN) cDNA under the control of the goat β-CN 5' promoter elements and 3' flanking regions into pronuclear-stage embryos. The gene construct targeted the expression of bovine κ-CN RNA to the mammary gland and secretion of bovine κ-CN in the milk. In the three lines studied (BC-7, BC-31 and BC-67) the transgene was stably integrated and propagated as a Mendelian locus. Expression of the bovine protein in lactating mice from the three transgenic lines was demonstrated by northern and western blots. In ten different tissues ...