GLUT4-NF1/D-L mice express transgene included exon and intron of mouse GLUT4 inserted CAT tag in the 3′-untranslated region and 3,000 bp of 5′-upstream region introduced point mutation in the NF1 site. This strain is available for analysis of GLUT4 promoter. This strain has 4 lines, A, B, D-L, D-H. GLUT4, one of the glucose transporter which is rate-limiting step of importing sugars in muscle or fat tissue, plays an important role of blood sugar homeostasis. This strain is available for diabetes-related research because increasing/decreasing GLUT4 expression level is related to mechanism of onset or preventation of diabetes.
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