Park2 Parkin Knockout Rat


Animal Model

LEH- Park2 tm1sage

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Technical Information
Developed in collaboration with The Michael J. Fox Foundation, this model contains a deletion of the Park2 (Parkinson disease [autosomal recessive, juvenile] 2) gene, encoding for the protein Parkin. Mutations in Parkin have been linked to early-onset Parkinson's disease (PD), making this model useful to further understand the role of Parkin in PD.
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Technical Data

Diet Value
LabDiet #5R24 (RMH2500)
Age Weight Curve
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Research Applications

Research Application
• Parkinson's disease
• Dopaminergic cell toxicity
Research Area
Parkinson's Disease


• Homozygous knockout rats exhibit complete loss of target protein as demonstrated by Western blot
• Park2 knockout rats show normal motor performance on rotarod
Background Strain: Long Evans Hooded
Figure 1
Park2 Parkin Knockout Rat - Figure 1
Figure 1: Loss of Parkin protein in Park2 knockout rats
Parkin protein expression is disrupted in Park2 knockout rats as compared to wild type controls as demonstrated by Western blot.
Figure 2
Park2 Parkin Knockout Rat - Figure 2
Figure 2. Rotarod performance of Park2 knockout rats at 12 months of agePark2 knockout animals show no deficits in motor activity as assessed by rotarod at 12 months of age.
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