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B-ROSA26-EGFP-DTA mice
Strain Name

C57BL/6-Gt(ROSA)26Sortm1(FSF-EGFP-LSL-DTA) /Bcgen

Stock No.  110156
Common name

B-ROSA26-EGFP-DTA mice

Gene symbol and name  gene trap ROSA 26
Strain of origin

C57BL/6

Chromosome  6
Coat color Black Dietary information Growth and reproduction diet for experimental mice

Description & Application


Description

Homozygous mice for the targeted mutation are viable, fertile, normal in size and do not display any gross physical or behavioral abnormalities. B-ROSA26-EGFP-DTA mice have STOP cassettes preventing expression of diphtheria toxin fragment A (DTA). DTA expression will be activated, if STOP cassettes are removed - resulting in the specific ablation of the cre-expressing cells. ROSA26-EGFP-DTA mice are useful for Cre-inducible deletion of specific groups of cells.


Application

  • Function research of genes
  • Deletion of specific groups of cells

Expression


Expressed gene

DTA, Diphtheria toxin fragment A; EGFP, enhanced green fluorescent protein


Site of expression

The mutant mice will display widespread expression of EGFP, after removal of the flanked STOP cassettes by FLP-recombination. When the ROSA26-EGFP-DTA mice mated with the mice Cre recombinase expressing specially, the loxP-flanked EGFP and stop sequence will be removed, and DTA expression is activated, then resulting in the specific ablation of iCre-expressing cells.


Gene editing strategy


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The ROSA26-EGFP-DTA allele has a frt-flanked STOP sequence (2xSV40 pA-lox2 stop) and a loxP-flanked STOP sequence (EGFP-Neo-3xpolyA) upstream of the diphtheria toxin A subunit (DTA) gene. After removal of the flanked STOP cassettes (2xSV40 pA-lox2 stop) by FLP-recombination, mutant mice display widespread expression of EGFP, but DTA transcription is still prevented by the strong transcriptional stop sequence(EGFP-Neo-3xpolyA). When bred to mice that express Cre recombinase under the control of a promoter of interest, the floxed-STOP cassette is removed and DTA expression is activated - resulting in the specific ablation of the cre-expressing cells. Homozygous mice are viable, normal in size, and do not display any gross physical or behavioral abnormalities. The donating investigator reports that some homozygous males are subfertile.

ROSA26-EGFP-DTA mice may be useful on their own as a fluorescent reporter, or in combination with cre-expressing mice to produce conditional deletions of specific groups of cells. ROSA26-EGFP-DTA mice may also have applications in toxicology and protein synthesis research.



Phenotype Analysis


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B cell from spleen, Flow cytometry analysis showed that the number of B cells specifically expressing Cre recombinase was significantly reduced in single cells of spleen, which proved that B cells specifically expressed DTA, and DTA successfully cleared B cells in spleen.


reference


1. Lee PP, Fitzpatrick DR, Beard C, Jessup HK, Lehar S, Makar KW, Pérez-Melgosa M, Sweetser MT, Schlissel MS, Nguyen S, Cherry SR, Tsai JH, Tucker SM, Weaver WM, Kelso A, Jaenisch R, Wilson CB. A critical role for Dnmt1 and DNA methylation in T cell development, function, and survival. Immunity. 2001 Nov;15(5):763-74. doi: 10.1016/s1074-7613(01)00227-8. [PMID: 11728338]

2. Sawada S, Scarborough JD, Killeen N, Littman DR. A lineage-specific transcriptional silencer regulates CD4 gene expression during T lymphocyte development. Cell. 1994 Jun 17;77(6):917-29. doi: 10.1016/0092-8674(94)90140-6. [PMID: 8004678]