OMIA 001794-9669 : Cystic fibrosis in Mustela putorius furo

In other species: pig , sheep

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) (MIM number): 219700

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Species-specific description: Genetically-modifed organism; GMO.

This entry describes a ferret model of cystic fibrosis created by Sun et al. (2008) via somatic cell gene targeting of the CFTR gene (encoding cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator) followed by nuclear transfer to produce cloned mutant ferrets.

Associated gene:

Symbol Description Species Chr Location OMIA gene details page Other Links
CFTR cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (ATP-binding cassette sub-family C, member 7) Mustela putorius furo - no genomic information (-..-) CFTR Homologene, Ensembl, NCBI gene


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.
2019 Sun, X., Yi, Y., Yan, Z., Rosen, B.H., Liang, B., Winter, M.C., Evans, T.I.A., Rotti, P.G., Yang, Y., Gray, J.S., Park, S.Y., Zhou, W., Zhang, Y., Moll, S.R., Woody, L., Tran, D.M., Jiang, L., Vonk, A.M., Beekman, J.M., Negulescu, P., Van Goor, F., Fiorino, D.F., Gibson-Corley, K.N., Engelhardt, J.F. :
In utero and postnatal VX-770 administration rescues multiorgan disease in a ferret model of cystic fibrosis. Sci Transl Med 11:, 2019. Pubmed reference: 30918114. DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aau7531.
2013 Fisher, J.T., Tyler, S.R., Zhang, Y., Lee, B.J., Liu, X., Sun, X., Sui, H., Liang, B., Luo, M., Xie, W., Yi, Y., Zhou, W., Song, Y., Keiser, N., Wang, K., de Jonge, H.R., Engelhardt, J.F. :
Bioelectric characterization of epithelia from neonatal CFTR knockout ferrets. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 49:837-44, 2013. Pubmed reference: 23782101. DOI: 10.1165/rcmb.2012-0433OC.
2012 Olivier, A.K., Yi, Y., Sun, X., Sui, H., Liang, B., Hu, S., Xie, W., Fisher, J.T., Keiser, N.W., Lei, D., Zhou, W., Yan, Z., Li, G., Evans, T.I., Meyerholz, D.K., Wang, K., Stewart, Z.A., Norris, A.W., Engelhardt, J.F. :
Abnormal endocrine pancreas function at birth in cystic fibrosis ferrets. J Clin Invest 122:3755-68, 2012. Pubmed reference: 22996690. DOI: 10.1172/JCI60610.
2011 Fisher, J.T., Zhang, Y., Engelhardt, J.F. :
Comparative biology of cystic fibrosis animal models. Methods Mol Biol 742:311-34, 2011. Pubmed reference: 21547741. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-61779-120-8_19.
Keiser, N.W., Engelhardt, J.F. :
New animal models of cystic fibrosis: what are they teaching us? Curr Opin Pulm Med 17:478-83, 2011. Pubmed reference: 21857224. DOI: 10.1097/MCP.0b013e32834b14c9.
2010 Sun, X., Sui, H., Fisher, J.T., Yan, Z., Liu, X., Cho, H.J., Joo, N.S., Zhang, Y., Zhou, W., Yi, Y., Kinyon, J.M., Lei-Butters, D.C., Griffin, M.A., Naumann, P., Luo, M., Ascher, J., Wang, K., Frana, T., Wine, J.J., Meyerholz, D.K., Engelhardt, J.F. :
Disease phenotype of a ferret CFTR-knockout model of cystic fibrosis. J Clin Invest 120:3149-60, 2010. Pubmed reference: 20739752. DOI: 10.1172/JCI43052.
Widdicombe, J.H. :
Transgenic animals may help resolve a sticky situation in cystic fibrosis. J Clin Invest 120:3093-6, 2010. Pubmed reference: 20739746. DOI: 10.1172/JCI44235.
2008 Sun, X., Yan, Z., Yi, Y., Li, Z., Lei, D., Rogers, C.S., Chen, J., Zhang, Y., Welsh, M.J., Leno, G.H., Engelhardt, J.F. :
Adeno-associated virus-targeted disruption of the CFTR gene in cloned ferrets. J Clin Invest 118:1578-83, 2008. Pubmed reference: 18324338. DOI: 10.1172/JCI34599.
2003 Li, Z., Engelhardt, J.F. :
Progress toward generating a ferret model of cystic fibrosis by somatic cell nuclear transfer. Reprod Biol Endocrinol 1:83, 2003. Pubmed reference: 14613541. DOI: 10.1186/1477-7827-1-83.

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