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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|
|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|
|Appears in Collections:||Journal Articles|
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