Identification of a new mouse Cd1d2 allele
The mouse CD1 system is formed by two closely related genes named Cd1d1 and Cd1d2. Cd1d1 encodes a molecule that presents antigens to NKT cells. The function of the Cd1d2 gene has not been elucidated. Here we described a method to analyse variations in mouse Cd1 genes. We found a new allele for Cd1d2 characterized by a point mutation, resulting in a replacement of alanine at position 176 by a valine.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 2004