E-GEOD-32609 - Transcription profiling by array of mouse liver with Lmna Gly609Gly knock in
Released on 13 January 2012, last updated on 5 May 2015
Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS) is caused by a point mutation in the LMNA gene that activates a cryptic donor splice site and yields a truncated form of prelamin A called progerin. Small amounts of progerin are also produced during normal aging. Studies with mouse models of HGPS have allowed the recent development of the first therapeutic approaches for this disease. However, none of these earlier works have addressed the aberrant and pathogenic LMNA splicing observed in HGPS patients because of the lack of an appropriate mouse model. We report herein a genetically modified mouse strain that carries the HGPS mutation. These mice accumulate progerin, present histological and transcriptional alterations characteristic of progeroid models, and phenocopy the main clinical manifestations of human HGPS, including shortened life span and bone and cardiovascular aberrations. By using this animal model, we have developed an antisense morpholino–based therapy that prevents the pathogenic Lmna splicing, dramatically reducing the accumulation of progerin and its associated nuclear defects. Treatment of mutant mice with these morpholinos led to a marked amelioration of their progeroid phenotype and substantially extended their life span, supporting the effectiveness of antisense oligonucleotide–based therapies for treating human diseases of accelerated aging. 6 samples, three from LmnaG609G/G609G mice and three from control Lmna+/+ mice
transcription profiling by array, genetic modification design
Jose M.P. Freije <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Carlos Lopez-Otin, Fernando G Osorio, José M Freije
Splicing-directed therapy in a new mouse model of human accelerated aging. Osorio FG, Navarro CL, Cadiñanos J, López-Mejía IC, Quirós PM, Bartoli C, Rivera J, Tazi J, Guzmán G, Varela I, Depetris D, de Carlos F, Cobo J, Andrés V, De Sandre-Giovannoli A, Freije JM, Lévy N, López-Otín C.