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Transgenic mice express increased levels of neurotrophin-3 (NT-3) in epithelium when their ancestors are microinjected with the NT-3 gene. The NT-3 growth factor expressing transgenic mice are useful in the study of neurodegenerative disorders of the brain such as Parkinson's syndrome and Alzheimer's disease, of the spinal cord motor neurons such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and for testing drug candidates for the treatment of these diseases.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY.
Albers, Kathryn M. and Davis, Brian M., "Transgenic Mice which Overexpress Neurotrophin-3 (NT-3) and Method of Use" (1999). Neuroscience Faculty Patents. 6.