beta gal side effects

Marieke R. Koedood Zhao rkoedood at
Tue Apr 21 12:37:26 EST 1998

We had some b-Gal producing mice that were quite happy and healthy. One
of them, a male died eventually of old age after becoming the father
of many, many blue embryos and a b-Gal line of mice.


Dr. J. Miano (jmiano at wrote:
: Does anyone out there know of any case where the expression of beta gal
: (either in culture or mice) had some perturbing effect on normal
: physiology?

: Insertional mutagenesis does not count.  I would like to know what all of
: that beta gal in the cell or animal is doing.

: Thanks,

: Joe

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