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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1987 May 29;145(1):581-5.

Adenosine deaminase activity in recipients of bone marrow from immunodeficient mice homozygous for the wasted mutation.


Mice homozygous for the mutation wasted (wst/wst) have been postulated to be a model for the form of human severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCID) that is secondary to a genetic deficiency of adenosine deaminase (ADA). To test this hypothesis more critically, we transplanted marrow from wst/wst and littermate control mice into lethally irradiated normal recipients. The Vmax and Km values for ADA in recipient's hematologic and non-hematologic tissues did not differ significantly. These results indicate that the wasted mouse is not a model for ADA deficiency and SCID.

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