The aim of this study was to generate a transgenic mouse that ubiquitously expressed enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) under the control of the murine phosphoglycerate kinase 1 promoter by allotransplantation of transgenic mouse ovaries. The EGFP transgenic mice expressed green fluorescence in many organs, and the fluorescence was detected as early as the embryonic stage. Ovaries from the EGFP transgenic mice were allotransplanted into recipients and these mice were mated with normal male mice. Histological sections of EGFP-allotransplanted ovaries from the recipient mice showed the well development and formation at follicles and corpora lutea. The green fluorescence was clearly detectable at the allotransplanted section of the ovaries, which had fused with the normal ovary. The average size of the first litter from these mice was 6.8 ± 1.2 pups per recipient, and 17.8% of the pups expressed EGFP. These results demonstrated that allotransplantation of transgenic ovaries can restore a normal reproductive lifespan and can be used to generate a ubiquitously expressing EGFP animal model.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Animal Science and Zoology