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Title: Guwiyang Wurra–‘Fire Mouse’: a global gene knockout model for TSPO/PBR drug development, loss-of-function and mechanisms of compensation studies.
Authors: Middleton, RJ
Liu, GJ
Banati, RB
Keywords: Energy
Metabolism
Mitochondria
Proteins
Mice
Issue Date: 3-Aug-2015
Publisher: Portland Press Limited
Citation: Middleton, R. J., Liu, G.-J., & Banati, R. B. (2015). Guwiyang Wurra–‘Fire Mouse’: a global gene knockout model for TSPO/PBR drug development, loss-of-function and mechanisms of compensation studies. Biochemical Society Transactions, 43(4), 553-558. doi:10.1042/BST20150039
Abstract: The highly conserved 18-kDa translocator protein (TSPO) or peripheral benzodiazepine receptor (PBR), is being investigated as a diagnostic and therapeutic target for disease conditions ranging from inflammation to neurodegeneration and behavioural illnesses. Many functions have been attributed to TSPO/PBR including a role in the mitochondrial permeability transition pore (MPTP), steroidogenesis and energy metabolism. In this review, we detail the recent developments in determining the physiological role of TSPO/PBR, specifically based on data obtained from the recently generated Tspo knockout mouse models. In addition to defining the role of TSPO/PBR, we also describe the value of Tspo knockout mice in determining the selectivity, specificity and presence of any off-target effects of TSPO/PBR ligands. © 2015 Authors
Gov't Doc #: 8822
URI: https://doi.org/10.1042/BST20150039
http://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/9295
ISSN: 1470-8752
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