Mouse Strain information
APB ID 319
Added 04/05/2006
Last Edited 02/11/2014
Strain name: C57BL/6-Prf1tm1Sdz/AnuApb
Nickname: B6.Prf -/-
Strain designation name: C57BL/6-Prf1tm1Sdz/Anu
Strain Types Mutant strain
Genetic Details Targeted knockout
Mode of Inheritance Recessive
1.  Affected Gene Name: perforin 1 (pore forming protein)  
Chromosome 10
Affected Gene Symbol Prf1
Protein expression of altered gene: Nil
Genetic alteration of gene: A neomycin selection cassette was inserted into exon 3. RT-PCR analysis on RNA derived from homozygous mice demonstrated that an abnormal transcript was produced from this allele. However, immunocytochemistry experiments on activated spleen cells derived from homozygous mice confirmed that no detectable protein was made from this allele.
Location on chromosome (bp): 60760582-60767058 bp, + strand (From NCBI annotation of NCBI Build 37)
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Synonyms perforin, Pfn, Pfp, Prf-1
Allele Name targeted mutation 1, Sandoz Pharmaceutical
Allele Symbol Prf1tm1Sdz
MGI Allele Accession ID MGI:1857235
Allele synonyms: P0, perf-, perforin 0, Pfn-, pfp-, Pfptm1Sdz, pko, Prf1-, Prf1tm/Sdz
Mutant Construction Technique None
Phenotype Homozygous State Homozygous null mice exhibit increased susceptibility to viral infection and defective cytotoxic T cell cytolysis and NK cell cytolysis.
Genetic Background Currently Maintained C57BL/6
Strain identification
How is this strain characterised? Genotyping
PCR protocols Perforin(prf-/-)
Fertility and Strain maintenance
Fertility and Strain maintenance
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General information
Associated IP rights? No
Does it Model a Human Condition? Unknown
Applicable Research Areas Immunology and inflammation
Cell biology
  • cytotoxic T cell
  • CD8
  • Natural Killer cell
  • cytolysis
  • infection
Is the strain available in any form to other researchers Yes
APB stock stored as: Cryopreserved sperm (from 10 mice)

APB stock genotyped verified by: Unverified
Are live mice available? Unknown
MTA needs to be signed? Yes



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