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Common Names: ChAT-IRES-Cre;    
ChAT-IRES-Cre knockin mice express Cre recombinase in cholinergic neurons, without disrupting endogenous Chat expression. These mice may be useful in neurobiological research of motor function, learning and memory, Alzheimer's disease, and Down syndrome, as well as obesity and diabetes research.


Strain Information

Former Names B6;129S6-Chattm1(cre)Lowl/J    (Changed: 24-APR-13 )
Type Targeted Mutation;
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Mating SystemHomozygote x Homozygote         (Female x Male)   30-APR-08
Specieslaboratory mouse
GenerationN?+F16 (05-MAY-15)
Generation Definitions
Donating Investigator Bradford B. Lowell,   Beth Israel Deaconess Med Cntr (Harvard)

Mice that are homozygous for the ChAT-IRES-Cre knockin are viable and fertile. An "IRES-Cre" sequence is inserted downstream of the stop codon such that cre expression is controlled by the endogenous Chat gene promoter. Chat gene expression, however, is unaffected. Cre recombinase activity is reported in all cholinergic neurons. These mice may be useful for "Cre-lox" technology applications in neurobiology, including studies of motor function, learning and memory, Alzheimer's disease, and Down syndrome, and in obesity and diabetes research.

View cre expression characterization.

A targeting vector was designed to insert an optimized internal ribosome entry site-linked Cre recombinase gene (followed by an frt-flanked neomycin resistance cassette) downstream of the stop codon of the endogenous gene. The construct was electroporated into 129S6/SvEvTac-derived W4 embryonic stem (ES) cells. Correctly targeted ES cells were injected into C57BL/6 blastocysts. Chimeric mice were bred to C57BL/6 mice. The resulting mutant offspring were bred to wildtype siblings, and maintained as such prior to arrival at The Jackson Laboratory Repository in 2006. These mice still retain the frt-flanked neomycin resistance cassette.

Control Information

   101043 B6129SF1/J (approximate)
   101045 B6129SF2/J (approximate)
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010714   B6.FVB-Tg(Pomc-cre)1Lowl/J
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017535   B6.FVB-Tg(Slc32a1-cre)2.1Hzo/FrkJ
017490   B6.FVB-Tg(Stra8-icre)1Reb/LguJ
024670   B6.FVB-Tg(Ucp1-cre)1Evdr/J
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006660   B6.SJL-Slc6a3tm1.1(cre)Bkmn/J
003552   B6129-Tg(Wap-cre)11738Mam/J
023161   B6129S-Tg(Foxp3-EGFP/cre)1aJbs/J
021025   B6;129-Gt(ROSA)26Sortm1(rtTA*M2)Jae Col1a1tm1(tetO-cre)Haho/J
010529   B6;129-Myf5tm1(cre)Mrc/J
010528   B6;129-Myf6tm2(cre)Mrc/J
017525   B6;129-Ntstm1(cre)Mgmj/J
005549   B6;129-Pax3tm1(cre)Joe/J
017968   B6;129-Tg(Cdh5-cre)1Spe/J
024860   B6;129-Tg(Drd1-cre)120Mxu/Mmjax
010988   B6;129P-Cyp11a1tm1(GFP/cre)Pzg/J
008529   B6;129P-Tg(Neurog1-cre/ERT2)1Good/J
012601   B6;129P2-Lyve1tm1.1(EGFP/cre)Cys/J
006668   B6;129P2-Omptm4(cre)Mom/MomJ
008069   B6;129P2-Pvalbtm1(cre)Arbr/J
012373   B6;129S-Hoxb1tm1(cre)Og/J
024234   B6;129S-Oxttm1.1(cre)Dolsn/J
023526   B6;129S-Rorbtm1.1(cre)Hze/J
023527   B6;129S-Slc17a7tm1.1(cre)Hze/J
023525   B6;129S-Snap25tm2.1(cre)Hze/J
021877   B6;129S-Tac1tm1.1(cre)Hze/J
021878   B6;129S-Tac2tm1.1(cre)Hze/J
017685   B6;129S-Wisp3tm1(cre)Mawa/J
007001   B6;129S-Tg(UBC-cre/ERT2)1Ejb/J
009388   B6;129S1-Osr2tm2(cre)Jian/J
012463   B6;129S4-Foxd1tm1(GFP/cre)Amc/J
011105   B6;129S4-Olig1tm1(cre)Rth/J
009616   B6;C3-Tg(A930038C07Rik-cre)4Aibs/J
012433   B6;C3-Tg(ACTA1-rtTA,tetO-cre)102Monk/J
008844   B6;C3-Tg(Ctgf-cre)2Aibs/J
008839   B6;C3-Tg(Cyp39a1-cre)1Aibs/J
009117   B6;C3-Tg(Cyp39a1-cre)7Aibs/J
008848   B6;C3-Tg(Mybpc1-cre)2Aibs/J
009111   B6;C3-Tg(Scnn1a-cre)1Aibs/J
009112   B6;C3-Tg(Scnn1a-cre)2Aibs/J
009613   B6;C3-Tg(Scnn1a-cre)3Aibs/J
009103   B6;C3-Tg(Wfs1-cre/ERT2)3Aibs/J
025806   B6;CBA-Tg(Gsx2-cre)1Kess/J
026555   B6;CBA-Tg(Lhx6-cre)1Kess/J
025807   B6;CBA-Tg(Sox10-cre)1Wdr/J
024507   B6;CBA-Tg(Tbx21-cre)1Dlc/J
017494   B6;D-Tg(Tshz3-GFP/cre)43Amc/J
024926   B6;D2-Tg(Fshr-cre)1Ldu/J
003466   B6;D2-Tg(Sycp1-cre)4Min/J
014160   B6;DBA-Tg(S100b-EGFP/cre/ERT2)22Amc/J
014159   B6;DBA-Tg(Tmem100-EGFP/cre/ERT2)30Amc/J
015855   B6;DBA-Tg(Upk3a-GFP/cre/ERT2)26Amc/J
010803   B6;FVB-Tg(Adipoq-cre)1Evdr/J
018422   B6;FVB-Tg(Aicda-cre)1Rcas/J
023748   B6;FVB-Tg(Aldh1l1-cre)JD1884Gsat/J
011087   B6;FVB-Tg(Crh-cre)1Kres/J
008533   B6;FVB-Tg(Cspg4-cre)1Akik/J
003734   B6;FVB-Tg(GZMB-cre)1Jcb/J
015850   B6;SJL-Pde6b+ Tg(Rho-icre)1Ck/Boc
004426   B6;SJL-Tg(Cga-cre)3Sac/J
003554   B6;SJL-Tg(Col2a1-cre)1Bhr/J
017738   B6;SJL-Tg(Foxl1-cre)1Khk/J
005249   B6;SJL-Tg(Krt1-15-cre/PGR)22Cot/J
019893   B6;SJL-Tg(Tex101-icre)2Lzj/J
007252   B6Ei.129S4-Tg(Prm-cre)58Og/EiJ
025524   B6J.B6N(Cg)-Cx3cr1tm1.1(cre)Jung/J
018956   B6N.129P2(B6)-Lyz2tm1(cre)Ifo/J
018958   B6N.129P2-Cd19tm1(cre)Cgn/J
021077   B6N.129S1-Mrgprb4tm3(cre)And/J
017911   B6N.129S6(Cg)-Esr1tm1.1(cre)And/J
019013   B6N.129S6(Cg)-Gt(ROSA)26Sortm2(EGFP/cre)Alj/J
018974   B6N.B6-Tg(Nr4a1-EGFP/cre)820Khog/J
019021   B6N.Cg-Ccktm1.1(cre)Zjh/J
019022   B6N.Cg-Gad2tm2(cre)Zjh/J
018973   B6N.Cg-Ssttm2.1(cre)Zjh/J
018961   B6N.Cg-Tg(Alb-cre)21Mgn/J
018966   B6N.Cg-Tg(Camk2a-cre)T29-1Stl/J
018965   B6N.Cg-Tg(Fabp4-cre)1Rev/J
017310   B6N.Cg-Tg(Hsd17b1-icre/ERT2)3Casa/J
018960   B6N.Cg-Tg(Ins2-cre)25Mgn/J
018967   B6N.Cg-Tg(Itgax-cre)1-1Reiz/J
018964   B6N.Cg-Tg(KRT14-cre)1Amc/J
019103   B6N.Cg-Tg(Nes-cre)1Kln/CjDswJ
014094   B6N.Cg-Tg(Sox2-cre)1Amc/J
018968   B6N.Cg-Tg(Vav1-cre)A2Kio/J
018963   B6N.Cg-Tg(Vil-cre)997Gum/J
018972   B6N.FVB(B6)-Tg(Myh6-cre)2182Mds/J
019099   B6N.FVB-Tg(ACTB-cre)2Mrt/CjDswJ
019509   B6N.FVB-Tg(BGLAP-cre)1Clem/J
023047   B6N.FVB-Tg(Dmp1-cre)1Jqfe/BwdJ
017927   B6N.FVB-Tg(Mpz-cre)26Mes/J
003465   BALB/c-Tg(CMV-cre)1Cgn/J
012641   BALB/c-Tg(S100a4-cre)1Egn/YunkJ
010612   C.129P2(Cg)-Ighg1tm1(IRES-cre)Cgn/J
017353   C.129S4(B6)-Il13tm1(YFP/cre)Lky/J
017582   C.129S4(B6)-Mcpt8tm1(cre)Lky/J
004126   C.Cg-Cd19tm1(cre)Cgn Ighb/J
005673   C.Cg-Tg(Mx1-cre)1Cgn/J
006244   C.Cg-Tg(tetO-cre)1Jaw/J
009155   C57BL/6-Cldn6tm1(cre)Dkwu/J
017557   C57BL/6-Tg(BEST1-cre)1Jdun/J
027406   C57BL/6-Tg(CD2-cre)1Lov/J
016097   C57BL/6-Tg(Car1-cre)5Flt/J
011086   C57BL/6-Tg(Cck-cre)CKres/J
008766   C57BL/6-Tg(Cd8a-cre)1Itan/J
026828   C57BL/6-Tg(Cpa3-cre)4Glli/J
006474   C57BL/6-Tg(Grik4-cre)G32-4Stl/J
008314   C57BL/6-Tg(HBB-cre)12Kpe/J
008870   C57BL/6-Tg(Hspa2-cre)1Eddy/J
016261   C57BL/6-Tg(Nes-cre/ERT2)KEisc/J
012906   C57BL/6-Tg(Nes-cre/Esr1*)1Kuan/J
027205   C57BL/6-Tg(Nms-icre)20Ywa/J
016617   C57BL/6-Tg(Nr4a1-EGFP/cre)820Khog/J
020287   C57BL/6-Tg(Pbsn-cre/Esr1*)14Abch/J
013148   C57BL/6-Tg(Pdgfra-cre)1Clc/J
008535   C57BL/6-Tg(Pf4-cre)Q3Rsko/J
024034   C57BL/6-Tg(Pmch-cre)1Rck/J
016583   C57BL/6-Tg(Slc6a3-icre/ERT2)2Gloss/J
006888   C57BL/6-Tg(Zp3-cre)1Gwh/J
003651   C57BL/6-Tg(Zp3-cre)93Knw/J
021119   C57BL/6J-Tg(Dlx2-cre,-mCherry)4Grsr/GrsrJ
021423   C57BL/6J-Tg(Dlx2-cre,-mCherry)9Grsr/GrsrJ
007567   C57BL/6J-Tg(Itgax-cre,-EGFP)4097Ach/J
018895   C57BL/6J-Tg(Krt6,-cre,-Cerulean)1Grsr/Grsr
018896   C57BL/6J-Tg(Krt6,-cre,-Cerulean)2Grsr/Grsr
018898   C57BL/6J-Tg(Krt6,-cre,-Cerulean)4Grsr/Grsr
018899   C57BL/6J-Tg(Krt6,-cre,-Cerulean)5Grsr/Grsr
021582   C57BL/6J-Tg(Mchr1-cre)1Emf/J
008661   C57BL/6J-Tg(Nkx2-1-cre)2Sand/J
022883   C57BL/6J-Tg(Six6-cre)3Grsr/GrsrJ
022887   C57BL/6J-Tg(Six6-cre)7Grsr/GrsrJ
018754   C57BL/6J-Tg(Tbx22,-cre,-mCherry)1Grsr/GrsrJ
019363   C57BL/6J-Tg(Trp63,-cre,-Cerulean)10Grsr/Grsr
018792   C57BL/6J-Tg(Trp63,-cre,-Cerulean)4Grsr/GrsrJ
003650   C57BL/6J-Tg(Zp3-cre)82Knw/KnwJ
018151   C57BL/6N-Krt17tm1(cre,Cerulean)Murr/GrsrJ
023014   C57BL/6N-Tg(Calcrl,cre)4688Nkza/J
012686   C57BL/6N-Tg(Ppp1r2-cre)4127Nkza/J
016582   C57BL/6N-Tg(Slc32a1-icre/ERT2)3Gloss/J
026861   D2.129P2(B6)-Lyz2tm1(cre)Ifo/SjJ
026858   D2.129S4(B6)-Meox2tm1(cre)Sor/SjJ
026266   D2.B6-Tg(Zp3-cre)93Knw/SjJ
026852   D2.Cg-Tg(Gfap-cre)73.12Mvs/SjJ
024701   D2.Cg-Tg(Plp1-cre/ERT)3Pop/SjJ
026859   D2.Cg-Tg(Sox2-cre)1Amc/SjJ
026857   D2.FVB-Tg(GFAP-cre)25Mes/SjJ
026860   D2.FVB-Tg(Tek-cre)2352Rwng/SjJ
016833   FVB(Cg)-Tg(Alb1-cre)1Dlr/J
012929   FVB(Cg)-Tg(Dhh-cre)1Mejr/J
011034   FVB(Cg)-Tg(Ghrhr-cre)3242Lsk/J
006405   FVB-Tg(Ckmm-cre)5Khn/J
021024   FVB-Tg(Csf1r-icre)1Jwp/J
006954   FVB-Tg(Ddx4-cre)1Dcas/J
004600   FVB-Tg(GFAP-cre)25Mes/J
011037   FVB-Tg(Myh6-cre)2182Mds/J
006364   FVB-Tg(Nr5a1-cre)2Lowl/J
008537   FVB-Tg(Tek-cre)2352Rwng/J
019382   FVB.Cg-Myh9tm1.1Gac Tg(NPHS2-cre)295Lbh/Mmjax
014140   FVB.Cg-Myod1tm2.1(icre)Glh/J
006139   FVB.Cg-Tg(ACTA1-cre)79Jme/J
006297   FVB.Cg-Tg(Eno2-cre)39Jme/J
018394   FVB.Cg-Tg(KRT5-cre/ERT2)2Ipc/JeldJ
008244   FVB.Cg-Tg(tetO-cre)1Jaw/J
003376   FVB/N-Tg(ACTB-cre)2Mrt/J
024384   FVB/N-Tg(AMELX-cre)A1Kul/J
003314   FVB/N-Tg(EIIa-cre)C5379Lmgd/J
025062   FVB/N-Tg(Figla-EGFP,-icre)ZP3Dean/Mmjax
017928   FVB/N-Tg(Mpz-cre)26Mes/J
025066   FVB/N-Tg(Mylpf-cre)3Kraj/Mmjax
006143   FVB/N-Tg(Thy1-cre)1Vln/J
003377   FVB/N-Tg(Zp3-cre)3Mrt/J
023325   FVB;B6-Tg(Pbsn-cre)20Fwan/J
019096   NOD.129P2(B6)-Lyz2tm1(cre)Ifo/NadlJ
023806   NOD.129P2(Cg)-Cd19tm1(cre)Cgn/J
013233   NOD.B6-Tg(Itgax-cre,-EGFP)4097Ach/J
013234   NOD.Cg-Tg(Cd4-cre)1Cwi/2AchJ
023972   NOD.Cg-Tg(Ins2-cre/ERT)1Dam/SbwJ
023203   NOD.Cg-Tg(Itgax-cre)1-1Reiz/PesaJ
005732   NOD.Cg-Tg(Lck-cre)548Jxm/AchJ
023973   NOD.Cg-Tg(Neurog3-cre)1Dam/SbwJ
013251   NOD.FVB-Tg(EIIa-cre)C5379Lmgd/J
008694   NOD/ShiLt-Tg(Foxp3-EGFP/cre)1cJbs/J
004986   NOD/ShiLt-Tg(Ins2-cre)3Lt/LtJ
003855   NOD/ShiLt-Tg(Ins2-cre)5Lt/LtJ
004987   NOD/ShiLt-Tg(Ins2-cre)6Lt/LtJ
012899   STOCK Agrptm1(cre)Lowl/J
026229   STOCK Akap12tm1Ihg Rb1tm2Brn Tg(Pbsn-cre)4Prb/J
012706   STOCK Ccktm1.1(cre)Zjh/J
010910   STOCK Corttm1(cre)Zjh/J
007916   STOCK En1tm2(cre)Wrst/J
008464   STOCK Foxa2tm2.1(cre/Esr1*)Moon/J
010802   STOCK Gad2tm2(cre)Zjh/J
018903   STOCK Gt(ROSA)26Sortm2(EGFP/cre)Alj/J
023407   STOCK HhatTg(TFAP2A-cre)1Will/J
008876   STOCK Hprttm11(Ple176-EGFP/cre)Ems/Mmjax
016879   STOCK Il17atm1.1(icre)Stck/J
024242   STOCK Isl1tm1(cre)Sev/J
018976   STOCK Kdrtm1(cre)Sato/J
017701   STOCK Kiss1tm1.1(cre/EGFP)Stei/J
007022   STOCK Mnx1tm4(cre)Tmj Tg(SMN2)89Ahmb Smn1tm1Msd Tg(SMN2*delta7)4299Ahmb/J
004192   STOCK Mttptm2Sgy Ldlrtm1Her Apobtm2Sgy Tg(Mx1-cre)1Cgn/J
023342   STOCK Myf5tm1(cre/Esr1*)Trdo/J
024713   STOCK Myl1tm1(cre)Sjb/J
014180   STOCK Myocdtm1(cre)Jomm/J
006953   STOCK Notch1tm3(cre)Rko/J
006677   STOCK Olfr151tm28(cre)Mom/MomJ
011103   STOCK Olig2tm2(TVA,cre)Rth/J
010530   STOCK Pax7tm1(cre)Mrc/J
016963   STOCK Slc17a6tm2(cre)Lowl/J
016962   STOCK Slc32a1tm2(cre)Lowl/J
013044   STOCK Ssttm2.1(cre)Zjh/J
012719   STOCK Tgfb3tm1(cre)Vk/J
012620   STOCK Trp53tm1Brd Brca1tm1Aash Tg(LGB-cre)74Acl/J
010908   STOCK Viptm1(cre)Zjh/J
010911   STOCK Wt1tm1(EGFP/cre)Wtp/J
009615   STOCK Tg(Cartpt-cre)1Aibs/J
017336   STOCK Tg(Cd4-cre)1Cwi/BfluJ
005105   STOCK Tg(Chx10-EGFP/cre,-ALPP)2Clc/J
008852   STOCK Tg(En2-cre)22Alj/J
005938   STOCK Tg(Eno2-cre)39Jme/J
011062   STOCK Tg(Gdf9-cre)5092Coo/J
012841   STOCK Tg(Ggt1-cre)M3Egn/J
021207   STOCK Tg(Gnrh1-cre)1Dlc/J
017981   STOCK Tg(Hoxb6-cre)#Mku/J
004692   STOCK Tg(Hoxb7-cre)13Amc/J
014600   STOCK Tg(I12b-cre/ERT2,-ALPP)37Fsh/J
008122   STOCK Tg(Ins2-cre/ERT)1Dam/J
004782   STOCK Tg(KRT14-cre)1Amc/J
005107   STOCK Tg(KRT14-cre/ERT)20Efu/J
008582   STOCK Tg(Kcnc2-Cre)K128Stl/LetJ
023426   STOCK Tg(Kiss1-cre)J2-4Cfe/J
017836   STOCK Tg(LGB-cre)74Acl/J
003551   STOCK Tg(MMTV-cre)1Mam/J
003553   STOCK Tg(MMTV-cre)4Mam/J
002527   STOCK Tg(Mx1-cre)1Cgn/J
009074   STOCK Tg(Myh6-cre)1Jmk/J
005650   STOCK Tg(Myh6-cre/Esr1*)1Jmk/J
009102   STOCK Tg(Nefh-cre)12Kul/J
002858   STOCK Tg(Nes-cre)1Wme/J
002859   STOCK Tg(Nes-cre)2Wme/J
012859   STOCK Tg(Neurog1-cre)1Jejo/J
005667   STOCK Tg(Neurog3-cre)C1Able/J
008119   STOCK Tg(Neurog3-cre/Esr1*)1Dam/J
012462   STOCK Tg(Nr5a1-cre)7Lowl/J
014158   STOCK Tg(Pax4-cre)1Dam/J
024578   STOCK Tg(Pax6-GFP/cre)1Rilm/J
006207   STOCK Tg(Pcp2-cre)1Amc/J
014099   STOCK Tg(Pmch-cre)1Lowl/J
005965   STOCK Tg(Pomc1-cre)16Lowl/J
012452   STOCK Tg(Rr5-GFP/cre)1Sapc/J
006395   STOCK Tg(Sim1-cre)1Lowl/J
009606   STOCK Tg(Six2-EGFP/cre)1Amc/J
019755   STOCK Tg(Six3-cre)69Frty/GcoJ
018147   STOCK Tg(Slc17a8-icre)1Edw/SealJ
012586   STOCK Tg(Slc1a3-cre/ERT)1Nat/J
004783   STOCK Tg(Sox2-cre)1Amc/J
008208   STOCK Tg(Stra8-icre)1Reb/J
016236   STOCK Tg(TCF/Lef1-cre/ERT2)1Dje/J
004746   STOCK Tg(Tagln-cre)1Her/J
012708   STOCK Tg(Thy1-cre/ERT2,-EYFP)HGfng/PyngJ
024240   STOCK Tg(Tnnt2-cre)5Blh/JiaoJ
016584   STOCK Tg(Tph2-icre/ERT2)6Gloss/J
003829   STOCK Tg(Wnt1-cre)11Rth Tg(Wnt1-GAL4)11Rth/J
008851   STOCK Tg(Wnt1-cre/ERT)1Alj/J
018281   STOCK Tg(Wnt7a-EGFP/cre)#Bhr/Mmjax
008199   STOCK Tg(dlx6a-cre)1Mekk/J
002471   STOCK Tg(hCMV-cre)140Sau/J
023724   STOCK Tg(mI56i-cre,EGFP)1Kc/J
006224   STOCK Tg(tetO-cre)1Jaw/J
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Phenotype Information

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Research Applications
This mouse can be used to support research in many areas including:

Neurobiology Research
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Down syndrome
      basal forebrain cholinergic neurons, Down syndrome

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Genes & Alleles

Gene & Allele Information provided by MGI

Allele Symbol Chattm2(cre)Lowl
Allele Name targeted mutation 2, Bradford B Lowell
Allele Type Targeted (cre- or Flp-expressing)
Common Name(s) ChAT-IRES-Cre;
Mutation Made By Bradford Lowell,   Beth Israel Deaconess Med Cntr (Harvard)
Strain of Origin129S6/SvEvTac
Site of ExpressionCre recombinase activity is reported in all cholinergic neurons.
Expressed Gene cre, cre recombinase, bacteriophage P1
Cre recombinase is an enzyme derived from the bacteriophage P1 that specifically recognizes loxP sites. Cre has been shown to effectively mediate the excision of DNA located between loxP sites. After the excision event, the DNA ends recombine leaving a single loxP site in place of the intervening sequence.
Driver Note Chat
Molecular Note An optimized internal ribosome entry sequence (IRES) fused to cre recombinase followed by a neomycin resistance cassette flanked FRT sites was inserted after the ChAT stop codon in BAC (bMQ185k21) using homologous recombination in bacteria. A genomic ChAT fragment with 4kb homology arms on either side of the IRES-Cre insertion site was lifted out from the BAC using reverse recombineering techniques and transformed into ES cells. This allele was used to generate Chattm1(cre)Lowl. [MGI Ref ID J:169562]
Gene Symbol and Name Chat, choline acetyltransferase
Chromosome 14
Gene Common Name(s) B230380D24Rik; CHOACTASE; CMS1A; CMS1A2; CMS6; RIKEN cDNA B230380D24 gene;


Genotyping Information

Genotyping Protocols

Chattm1(cre)Lowl Alternate1, MELT
Chattm1(cre)Lowl, Separated PCR
Generic Cre Quantitative PCR, QPCR

Helpful Links

Genotyping resources and troubleshooting


References provided by MGI

Selected Reference(s)

Rossi J; Balthasar N; Olson D; Scott M; Berglund E; Lee CE; Choi MJ; Lauzon D; Lowell BB; Elmquist JK. 2011. Melanocortin-4 receptors expressed by cholinergic neurons regulate energy balance and glucose homeostasis. Cell Metab 13(2):195-204. [PubMed: 21284986]  [MGI Ref ID J:169562]

Additional References

Chattm2(cre)Lowl related

Crittenden JR; Lacey CJ; Lee T; Bowden HA; Graybiel AM. 2014. Severe drug-induced repetitive behaviors and striatal overexpression of VAChT in ChAT-ChR2-EYFP BAC transgenic mice. Front Neural Circuits 8:57. [PubMed: 24904300]  [MGI Ref ID J:213335]

Duan B; Cheng L; Bourane S; Britz O; Padilla C; Garcia-Campmany L; Krashes M; Knowlton W; Velasquez T; Ren X; Ross SE; Lowell BB; Wang Y; Goulding M; Ma Q. 2014. Identification of spinal circuits transmitting and gating mechanical pain. Cell 159(6):1417-32. [PubMed: 25467445]  [MGI Ref ID J:219216]

Goetz C; Pivetta C; Arber S. 2015. Distinct limb and trunk premotor circuits establish laterality in the spinal cord. Neuron 85(1):131-44. [PubMed: 25543457]  [MGI Ref ID J:220898]

Martinez TL; Kong L; Wang X; Osborne MA; Crowder ME; Van Meerbeke JP; Xu X; Davis C; Wooley J; Goldhamer DJ; Lutz CM; Rich MM; Sumner CJ. 2012. Survival Motor Neuron Protein in Motor Neurons Determines Synaptic Integrity in Spinal Muscular Atrophy. J Neurosci 32(25):8703-8715. [PubMed: 22723710]  [MGI Ref ID J:185657]

Paez-Gonzalez P; Asrican B; Rodriguez E; Kuo CT. 2014. Identification of distinct ChAT(+) neurons and activity-dependent control of postnatal SVZ neurogenesis. Nat Neurosci 17(7):934-42. [PubMed: 24880216]  [MGI Ref ID J:213807]

Pang JJ; Paul DL; Wu SM. 2013. Survey on amacrine cells coupling to retrograde-identified ganglion cells in the mouse retina. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 54(8):5151-62. [PubMed: 23821205]  [MGI Ref ID J:214182]

Pecho-Vrieseling E; Sigrist M; Yoshida Y; Jessell TM; Arber S. 2009. Specificity of sensory-motor connections encoded by Sema3e-Plxnd1 recognition. Nature 459(7248):842-6. [PubMed: 19421194]  [MGI Ref ID J:149553]

Rothermel M; Carey RM; Puche A; Shipley MT; Wachowiak M. 2014. Cholinergic inputs from Basal forebrain add an excitatory bias to odor coding in the olfactory bulb. J Neurosci 34(13):4654-64. [PubMed: 24672011]  [MGI Ref ID J:210450]

Sun LO; Jiang Z; Rivlin-Etzion M; Hand R; Brady CM; Matsuoka RL; Yau KW; Feller MB; Kolodkin AL. 2013. On and off retinal circuit assembly by divergent molecular mechanisms. Science 342(6158):1241974. [PubMed: 24179230]  [MGI Ref ID J:202884]

Takatoh J; Nelson A; Zhou X; Bolton MM; Ehlers MD; Arenkiel BR; Mooney R; Wang F. 2013. New modules are added to vibrissal premotor circuitry with the emergence of exploratory whisking. Neuron 77(2):346-60. [PubMed: 23352170]  [MGI Ref ID J:206510]

Vandecasteele M; Varga V; Berenyi A; Papp E; Bartho P; Venance L; Freund TF; Buzsaki G. 2014. Optogenetic activation of septal cholinergic neurons suppresses sharp wave ripples and enhances theta oscillations in the hippocampus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111(37):13535-40. [PubMed: 25197052]  [MGI Ref ID J:216368]

Wang Z; Wang B; Yang L; Guo Q; Aithmitti N; Songyang Z; Zheng H. 2009. Presynaptic and postsynaptic interaction of the amyloid precursor protein promotes peripheral and central synaptogenesis. J Neurosci 29(35):10788-801. [PubMed: 19726636]  [MGI Ref ID J:152457]

Health & husbandry

Health & Colony Maintenance Information

Animal Health Reports

Room Number           AX10

Colony Maintenance

Breeding & HusbandryWhen maintaining a live colony at The Jackson Laboratory Repository, homozygous mice are bred together.
Mating SystemHomozygote x Homozygote         (Female x Male)   30-APR-08
Diet Information LabDiet® 5K52/5K67

Pricing and Purchasing

Pricing, Supply Level & Notes, Controls

Pricing for USA, Canada and Mexico shipping destinations View International Pricing

Live Mice

Price per mouse (US dollars $)GenderGenotypes Provided
Individual Mouse $246.90Female or MaleHomozygous for Chattm1(cre)Lowl  
Price per Pair (US dollars $)Pair Genotype
$493.80Homozygous for Chattm1(cre)Lowl x Homozygous for Chattm1(cre)Lowl  

Standard Supply

Repository-Live represents an exclusive set of over 1800 unique mouse models across a vast array of research areas. Breeding colonies provide mice for large and small orders and fluctuate in size depending on current research demand. If a strain is not immediately available, you will receive an estimated availability timeframe for your inquiry or order in 2-3 business days. Repository strains typically are delivered at 4 to 8 weeks of age. Requests for specific ages will be noted but not guaranteed and we do not accept age requests for breeder pairs. However, if cohorts of mice (5 or more of one gender) are needed at a specific age range for experiments, we will do our best to accommodate your age request.

Pricing for International shipping destinations View USA Canada and Mexico Pricing

Live Mice

Price per mouse (US dollars $)GenderGenotypes Provided
Individual Mouse $321.00Female or MaleHomozygous for Chattm1(cre)Lowl  
Price per Pair (US dollars $)Pair Genotype
$642.00Homozygous for Chattm1(cre)Lowl x Homozygous for Chattm1(cre)Lowl  

Standard Supply

Repository-Live represents an exclusive set of over 1800 unique mouse models across a vast array of research areas. Breeding colonies provide mice for large and small orders and fluctuate in size depending on current research demand. If a strain is not immediately available, you will receive an estimated availability timeframe for your inquiry or order in 2-3 business days. Repository strains typically are delivered at 4 to 8 weeks of age. Requests for specific ages will be noted but not guaranteed and we do not accept age requests for breeder pairs. However, if cohorts of mice (5 or more of one gender) are needed at a specific age range for experiments, we will do our best to accommodate your age request.

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Standard Supply

Repository-Live represents an exclusive set of over 1800 unique mouse models across a vast array of research areas. Breeding colonies provide mice for large and small orders and fluctuate in size depending on current research demand. If a strain is not immediately available, you will receive an estimated availability timeframe for your inquiry or order in 2-3 business days. Repository strains typically are delivered at 4 to 8 weeks of age. Requests for specific ages will be noted but not guaranteed and we do not accept age requests for breeder pairs. However, if cohorts of mice (5 or more of one gender) are needed at a specific age range for experiments, we will do our best to accommodate your age request.

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   101043 B6129SF1/J (approximate)
   101045 B6129SF2/J (approximate)
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The Jackson Laboratory has rigorous genetic quality control and mutant gene genotyping programs to ensure the genetic background of JAX® Mice strains as well as the genotypes of strains with identified molecular mutations. JAX® Mice strains are only made available to researchers after meeting our standards. However, the phenotype of each strain may not be fully characterized and/or captured in the strain data sheets. Therefore, we cannot guarantee a strain's phenotype will meet all expectations. To ensure that JAX® Mice will meet the needs of individual research projects or when requesting a strain that is new to your research, we suggest ordering and performing tests on a small number of mice to determine suitability for your particular project.
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JAX® Mice, Products & Services Conditions of Use

"MICE" means mouse strains, their progeny derived by inbreeding or crossbreeding, unmodified derivatives from mouse strains or their progeny supplied by The Jackson Laboratory ("JACKSON"). "PRODUCTS" means biological materials supplied by JACKSON, and their derivatives. "RECIPIENT" means each recipient of MICE, PRODUCTS, or services provided by JACKSON including each institution, its employees and other researchers under its control. MICE or PRODUCTS shall not be: (i) used for any purpose other than the internal research, (ii) sold or otherwise provided to any third party for any use, or (iii) provided to any agent or other third party to provide breeding or other services. Acceptance of MICE or PRODUCTS from JACKSON shall be deemed as agreement by RECIPIENT to these conditions, and departure from these conditions requires JACKSON's prior written authorization.

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In case of dissatisfaction for a valid reason and claimed in writing by a purchaser within ninety (90) days of receipt of mice, products or services, JACKSON will, at its option, provide credit or replacement for the mice or product received or the services provided.

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In no event shall JACKSON, its trustees, directors, officers, employees, and affiliates be liable for any causes of action or damages, including any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages, arising out of the provision of MICE, PRODUCTS or services, including economic damage or injury to property and lost profits, and including any damage arising from acts or negligence on the part of JACKSON, its agents or employees. Unless prohibited by law, in purchasing or receiving MICE, PRODUCTS or services from JACKSON, purchaser or recipient, or any party claiming by or through them, expressly releases and discharges JACKSON from all such causes of action or damages, and further agrees to defend and indemnify JACKSON from any costs or damages arising out of any third party claims.

MICE and PRODUCTS are to be used in a safe manner and in accordance with all applicable governmental rules and regulations.

The foregoing represents the General Terms and Conditions applicable to JACKSON’s MICE, PRODUCTS or services. In addition, special terms and conditions of sale of certain MICE, PRODUCTS or services may be set forth separately in JACKSON web pages, catalogs, price lists, contracts, and/or other documents, and these special terms and conditions shall also govern the sale of these MICE, PRODUCTS and services by JACKSON, and by its licensees and distributors.

Acceptance of delivery of MICE, PRODUCTS or services shall be deemed agreement to these terms and conditions. No purchase order or other document transmitted by purchaser or recipient that may modify the terms and conditions hereof, shall be in any way binding on JACKSON, and instead the terms and conditions set forth herein, including any special terms and conditions set forth separately, shall govern the sale of MICE, PRODUCTS or services by JACKSON.