Alpha-synuclein transgenic models

Test potential therapeutics for Parkinson’s disease and other synucleinopathies in mouse models with alpha-synuclein deposition and downstream pathological events

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Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects the motor systems in early stages, leading to symptoms such as trembling, slowing of movement, and muscle stiffness. The distinct disease mechanism can be modelled in different mouse models of PD. 

Alpha-synuclein (α-syn) inclusions are the main histopathological hallmark correlating with clinical symptoms of not only PD, but also other synucleinopathies such as dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), and multiple systems atrophy (MSA).

InnoSer offers fee-for-service transgenic α-syn mouse models. Transgenic α-syn mouse models faithfully recapitulate α-syn pathophysiology found in PD, DLB and MSA. As various models of α-syn pathology are available; the choice of the model depends on your compound’s mechanism of action and your research goals.  

Take advantage of InnoSer’s behavioural research expertise, flexibility, and collaborative approach for your research. Our in-house neurology experts have long-standing experience modelling PD in vivo using transgenic mouse lines and other neurodegenerative diseases. Our neurology experts help guide your decision on choosing the best model fit for your current research goals. 

Transgenic alpha-synuclein models that InnoSer offers:

  • Human α-syn models.
  • A53T α-syn models (e.g. M83).
  • Seeding in α-syn transgenic models.

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Key readouts

Test the efficacy of your treatments in the following battery of behavioural tests:

Test the efficacy of your treatments with the following biological readouts:

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