Surprisingly, disruption of the COX-1 gene resulted in generally healthy mice. This is in spite of the fact that prostaglandin levels in the tissues examined were reduced by greater than 99%. The results obtained to date with the COX-1 deficient mice indicate that some of the physiological roles previously attributed to COX-1 may not be entirely correct. Ongoing studies with the COX deficient mice are aimed at better defining the physiological roles of the cyclooxygenases and concomitantly the mechanisms by which NSAIDs cause their biological effects.
|Number of pages
|Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
|Published - 1996
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (all)