Michela Lizier, Alessandra Castelli, Paolo Vezzoni, Francesca Faggioli, Istituto di Ricerca Genetica e Biomedica, CNR, Milan 20138, Italy
Michela Lizier, Alessandra Castelli, Paolo Vezzoni, Francesca Faggioli, Human Genome Laboratory, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, IRCCS, Milan 20089, Italy
Cristina Montagna, Department of Genetics and Pathology Genetics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, United States
Franco Lucchini, Centro Ricerche Biotecnologiche, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Cremona 26100, Italy
Author contributions: Montagna C, Lucchini F, Vezzoni P and Faggioli F conceived the study design and wrote the paper; Lucchini F coordinated the new experiments in mice; Lizier M and Faggioli F produced and analyzed the chimeric mice; Castelli A performed molecular analysis; All the authors participated in the interpretation of the new results.
Supported by Grant AMANDA “Alterazioni metaboliche, stress cellulari e processi neurodegenerativi” from Regione Lombardia/CNR Project to P.V. Castelli A is a recipient of a fellowship from Fondazione Nicola del Roscio.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no competing financial interests.
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Correspondence to: Francesca Faggioli, PhD, Research Scientist, Istituto di Ricerca Genetica e Biomedica, CNR, via Fantoli 15/16, Milan 20138, Italy. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: November 21, 2017
Peer-review started: November 23, 2017
First decision: December 18, 2017
Revised: December 28, 2017
Accepted: February 5, 2018
Article in press: February 5, 2018
Published online: February 27, 2018