Title

Kidney adysplasia and variable hydronephrosis, a new mutation affecting the odd-skipped related 1 gene in the mouse, causes variable defects in kidney development and hydronephrosis.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-15-2015

JAX Source

Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 2015 Jun 15; 308(12):F1335-42.

PMID

25834070

Grant

CA034196, RR01183, DK064674

Abstract

Many genes, including odd-skipped related 1 (Osr1), are involved in regulation of mammalian kidney development. We describe here a new recessive mutation (kidney adysplasia and variable hydronephrosis, kavh) in the mouse that leads to downregulation of Osr1 transcript, causing several kidney defects: agenesis, hypoplasia, and hydronephrosis with variable age of onset. The mutation is closely associated with a reciprocal translocation, T(12;17)4Rk, whose Chromosome 12 breakpoint is upstream from Osr1. The kavh/kavh mutant provides a model to study kidney development and test therapies for hydronephrosis. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 2015 Jun 15; 308(12):F1335-42.