Lrrk2 Knockout Rat


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LEH- Lrrk2 tm1sage

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Technical Information
Developed in collaboration with The Michael J. Fox Foundation, this model contains a deletion of the Lrrk2 gene, encoding for the leucine-rich repeat kinase 2. Mutations in Lrrk2 are the most common monogenic cause of Parkinson's disease. This model is useful in understanding Lrrk2 biology.
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Diet Value
LabDiet #5R24 (RMH2500)
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Research Applications

Research Application
• Parkinson's disease
• Neuronal apoptosis
Research Area
Parkinson's Disease


• Homozygous knockout rats exhibit complete loss of target protein as demonstrated by Western blot
• Lrrk2 knockout rats display dark kidneys, similar to observations made in Lrrk2 knockout mice
• Lrrk2 knockout rats are significantly larger than wild type controls
Background Strain: Long Evans Hooded
Figure 1
Lrrk2 Knockout Rat - Figure 1
Figure 1: Kidney pathology in Lrrk2 knockout rats
Kidney from a Lrrk2 knockout rat at 37 weeks of age. The kidney is dark in color, a phenotype similar to observations in Lrrk2 knockout mice (Herzig MC, et al. Hum Mol Genet (2011) 20 (21): 4209-4223). Image courtesy of PsychoGenics.
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Lrrk2 Knockout Rat - Figure 2
Figure 2. Rotarod performance of Lrrk2 knockout rats at 12 months of age
Lrrk2 knockout animals show no deficits in motor activity as assessed by rotarod at 12 months of age.
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