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Common Names: Vasa-Cre;    
Transgenic cre activity in these Ddx4 (or Vasa)-Cre mice is directed to male and female embryonic germ cells. These mice may be useful in generating conditional germ cell knockouts in both males and females for studies including infertility, gonadogenesis, gametogenesis, and the assembly, activation, and growth of primordial follicles.


Strain Information

Type Coisogenic; Transgenic;
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Mating SystemNoncarrier x Hemizygote         (Female x Male)   08-MAY-08
Specieslaboratory mouse
Generation?+N1F11 (10-JUL-13)
Generation Definitions
Donating Investigator Diego H Castrillon,   University of Texas Southwestern

Mice hemizygous for this Ddx4 (or Vasa)-Cre transgene are viable and fertile. Transgenic cre activity is directed to male and female germ cells starting at embryonic day (e)15-e18. When bred with mice containing a loxP-flanked sequence of interest, Cre-mediated recombination will result in deletion of the flanked sequence. In such breedings, occasional hemizygous mice may exhibit variegated cre expression in skin epithelium or global cre expression (<20% incidence). Differential parent-of-origin transgene expression is observed. When the mother harbors Ddx4-Cre, virtually all progeny undergo global Cre-mediated recombination, even those that do not inherit the transgene (which may be useful in converting a "floxed" allele to a null while obviating the need to perform additional crosses to remove the transgene). To achieve germ-line specific Cre-mediated recombination in offspring, paternal Ddx4-Cre mice should be used.

In crosses with some floxed alleles, global recombination may occur even when males are used as the Dxd4-Cre carriers. The basis of this "paternal" effect is not known, but may relate to the presence of Cre protein in sperm. This global recombination can occur more frequently with older males. Thus, when paternal-effect global recombination is observed, it is recommended that the youngest available Ddx4-Cre males be used for breeding (ideally 5-6 weeks, but less than 9 weeks of age). Once a male has proven to repeatedly give rise to globally-recombined progeny, he should no longer be used as a breeder.

These Ddx4-Cre mice may be useful in generating conditional germ cell knockouts in both males and females for studies including infertility, gonadogenesis, gametogenesis, and the assembly, activation, and growth of primordial follicles.

While another germ line cre-expressing strain, ZP3-Cre (see Stock No. 003651), permits recombination/deletion of loxP-flanked genes in growing follicles, Ddx4-Cre mice have additional cre expression in primordial follicles (early oogenesis) and in the male germline.

The Vasa-Cre transgene contains a 5.6 kb fragment of the mouse Vasa (Ddx4) promoter, beta-globin intron, Cre recombinase open reading frame with nuclear localization signal, and SV40 polyadenylation signal. The transgene was microinjected into FVB oocytes. Transgenic mice (founder line not provided) on the FVB genetic background were bred together for many generations prior to arrival at The Jackson Laboratory.

Control Information

   001800 FVB/NJ
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022137   129S4.Cg-Tg(Wnt1-cre)2Sor/J
003960   129S6-Tg(Prnp-GFP/cre)1Blw/J
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009588   B6(129S4)-Et(icre)1470Rdav/J
009589   B6(129S4)-Et(icre)1555Rdav/J
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012687   B6(129S4)-Tg(SYN1-icre/mRFP1)9934Rdav/J
010774   B6(Cg)-Calb2tm1(cre)Zjh/J
017562   B6(Cg)-Cd8atm1.1(cre)Koni/J
012704   B6(Cg)-Crhtm1(cre)Zjh/J
018448   B6(Cg)-Foxn1tm3(cre)Nrm/J
026801   B6(Cg)-Ins1tm1.1(cre)Thor/J
016223   B6(Cg)-Tg(Phox2b-cre)3Jke/J
016959   B6.129(Cg)-Foxp3tm4(YFP/cre)Ayr/J
023055   B6.129(Cg)-Krt12tm3(cre)Wwk/J
008320   B6.129-Leprtm2(cre)Rck/J
017526   B6.129-Nos1tm1(cre)Mgmj/J
005697   B6.129-Otx1tm4(cre)Asim/J
018938   B6.129-Tac2tm1.1(cre)Qima/J
017769   B6.129-Trpv1tm1(cre)Bbm/J
004146   B6.129-Tg(Pcp2-cre)2Mpin/J
008710   B6.129P2(129S4)-Hprttm10(Ple162-EGFP/cre)Ems/Mmjax
008877   B6.129P2(129S4)-Hprttm12(Ple177-EGFP/cre)Ems/Mmjax
009116   B6.129P2(129S4)-Hprttm16(Ple167-EGFP/cre)Ems/Mmjax
008709   B6.129P2(129S4)-Hprttm9(Ple178-EGFP/cre)Ems/Mmjax
006785   B6.129P2(C)-Cd19tm1(cre)Cgn/J
006084   B6.129P2(Cg)-Foxg1tm1(cre)Skm/J
010611   B6.129P2(Cg)-Ighg1tm1(IRES-cre)Cgn/J
007770   B6.129P2-Aicdatm1(cre)Mnz/J
004781   B6.129P2-Lyz2tm1(cre)Ifo/J
017320   B6.129P2-Pvalbtm1(cre)Arbr/J
017915   B6.129S(Cg)-Pgrtm1.1(cre)Shah/AndJ
013594   B6.129S-Atoh1tm5.1(Cre/PGR)Hzo/J
021794   B6.129S1(Cg)-Ascl3tm1.1(EGFP/cre)Ovi/J
024637   B6.129S1(SJL)-Nkx2-5tm2(cre)Rph/J
006600   B6.129S1-Mnx1tm4(cre)Tmj/J
005628   B6.129S2-Emx1tm1(cre)Krj/J
022510   B6.129S4-Gpr88tm1.1(cre/GFP)Rpa/J
017578   B6.129S4-Mcpt8tm1(cre)Lky/J
003755   B6.129S4-Meox2tm1(cre)Sor/J
007893   B6.129S4-Myf5tm3(cre)Sor/J
006878   B6.129S6-Taglntm2(cre)Yec/J
012839   B6.129X1(Cg)-Tnfrsf4tm2(cre)Nik/J
008712   B6.129X1-Twist2tm1.1(cre)Dor/J
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020811   B6.C-Tg(Pgk1-cre)1Lni/CrsJ
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006230   B6.Cg-Cebpatm1Dgt Tg(Mx1-cre)1Cgn/J
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006881   B6.Cg-Tg(Aqp2-cre)1Dek/J
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008520   B6.Cg-Tg(CD2-cre)4Kio/J
009350   B6.Cg-Tg(CDX2-cre)101Erf/J
009352   B6.Cg-Tg(CDX2-cre*)189Erf/J
027310   B6.Cg-Tg(Camk2a-cre)2Szi/J
027400   B6.Cg-Tg(Camk2a-cre)3Szi/J
005359   B6.Cg-Tg(Camk2a-cre)T29-1Stl/J
022071   B6.Cg-Tg(Cd4-cre)1Cwi/BfluJ
012237   B6.Cg-Tg(Cdh16-cre)91Igr/J
006368   B6.Cg-Tg(Cr2-cre)3Cgn/J
006663   B6.Cg-Tg(Eno2-cre)39Jme/J
005069   B6.Cg-Tg(Fabp4-cre)1Rev/J
012712   B6.Cg-Tg(Fev-cre)1Esd/J
012849   B6.Cg-Tg(GFAP-cre/ERT2)505Fmv/J
012886   B6.Cg-Tg(Gfap-cre)73.12Mvs/J
024098   B6.Cg-Tg(Gfap-cre)77.6Mvs/2J
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008781   B6.Cg-Tg(Kap-cre)29066/2Sig/J
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009107   B6.Cg-Tg(Wnt1-cre)11Rth Tg(Wnt1-GAL4)11Rth/J
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006234   B6.Cg-Tg(tetO-cre)1Jaw/J
016832   B6.FVB(129)-Tg(Alb1-cre)1Dlr/J
005657   B6.FVB(129)-Tg(Myh6-cre/Esr1*)1Jmk/J
024688   B6.FVB(129S)-Tg(Pax6-GFP/cre)1Rilm/J
006475   B6.FVB(129S4)-Tg(Ckmm-cre)5Khn/J
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014643   B6.FVB-Tg(CMA1-cre)6Thhe/J
006137   B6.FVB-Tg(Cdh5-cre)7Mlia/J
003724   B6.FVB-Tg(EIIa-cre)C5379Lmgd/J
011069   B6.FVB-Tg(Gh1-cre)bKnmn/J
011038   B6.FVB-Tg(Myh6-cre)2182Mds/J
014647   B6.FVB-Tg(Pdx1-cre)6Tuv/J
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017535   B6.FVB-Tg(Slc32a1-cre)2.1Hzo/FrkJ
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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
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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
006410   B6;129S6-Chattm2(cre)Lowl/J
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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
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019022   B6N.Cg-Gad2tm2(cre)Zjh/J
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019099   B6N.FVB-Tg(ACTB-cre)2Mrt/CjDswJ
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023047   B6N.FVB-Tg(Dmp1-cre)1Jqfe/BwdJ
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017582   C.129S4(B6)-Mcpt8tm1(cre)Lky/J
004126   C.Cg-Cd19tm1(cre)Cgn Ighb/J
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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
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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Genes & Alleles

Gene & Allele Information provided by MGI

Allele Symbol Tg(Ddx4-cre)1Dcas
Allele Name transgene insertion 1, Diego H Castrillon
Allele Type Transgenic (cre- or Flp-expressing)
Common Name(s) Mvh-Cre; Vasa-Cre;
Mutation Made By Diego Castrillon,   University of Texas Southwestern
Strain of OriginFVB
Site of Expressionmale and female germ cells starting at embryonic day (e)15-e18
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.
Promoter Ddx4, DEAD (Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp) box polypeptide 4, mouse, laboratory
Driver Note Ddx4
Molecular Note A 5.6kb fragment of the Ddx4 promoter was ligated to the cre open reading frame with an engineered nuclear localization signal. Eight transgenic lines were created but only two possessed expressing in the gonads as early as E15. When the cre transgene is maternally expressed, all progeny can show ubiquitous recombination even if the cre is not inherited, likely due to perdurance of cre protein in the egg. [MGI Ref ID J:125051]


Genotyping Information

Genotyping Protocols

Gt(rosa)26sorTm1Sor, Probe
Tg(Ddx4-Cre), Melt Curve Analysis
Generic Cre Quantitative PCR, QPCR
Tg(Ddx4-cre)1Dcas, Standard PCR

Helpful Links

Genotyping resources and troubleshooting


References provided by MGI

Selected Reference(s)

Gallardo T; Shirley L; John GB; Castrillon DH. 2007. Generation of a germ cell-specific mouse transgenic Cre line, Vasa-Cre. Genesis 45(6):413-7. [PubMed: 17551945]  [MGI Ref ID J:125051]

Additional References

Tg(Ddx4-cre)1Dcas related

Audouard C; Christians E. 2011. Hsp90b1 knockout targeted to male germline: a mouse model for globozoospermia. Fertil Steril :. [PubMed: 21208614]  [MGI Ref ID J:168319]

Baker MD; Ezzati M; Aloisio GM; Tarnawa ED; Cuevas I; Nakada Y; Castrillon DH. 2014. The small GTPase Rheb is required for spermatogenesis but not oogenesis. Reproduction 147(5):615-25. [PubMed: 24713393]  [MGI Ref ID J:213136]

Barry KA; Schultz KM; Payne CJ; McGarry TJ. 2012. Geminin is required for mitotic proliferation of spermatogonia. Dev Biol 371(1):35-46. [PubMed: 22898305]  [MGI Ref ID J:190565]

Broering TJ; Alavattam KG; Sadreyev RI; Ichijima Y; Kato Y; Hasegawa K; Camerini-Otero RD; Lee JT; Andreassen PR; Namekawa SH. 2014. BRCA1 establishes DNA damage signaling and pericentric heterochromatin of the X chromosome in male meiosis. J Cell Biol 205(5):663-75. [PubMed: 24914237]  [MGI Ref ID J:215795]

Bruscoli S; Velardi E; Di Sante M; Bereshchenko O; Venanzi A; Coppo M; Berno V; Mameli MG; Colella R; Cavaliere A; Riccardi C. 2012. Long Glucocorticoid-induced Leucine Zipper (L-GILZ) Protein Interacts with Ras Protein Pathway and Contributes to Spermatogenesis Control. J Biol Chem 287(2):1242-51. [PubMed: 22110132]  [MGI Ref ID J:179667]

Chen D; Zheng W; Lin A; Uyhazi K; Zhao H; Lin H. 2012. Pumilio 1 suppresses multiple activators of p53 to safeguard spermatogenesis. Curr Biol 22(5):420-5. [PubMed: 22342750]  [MGI Ref ID J:182280]

Chi MN; Auriol J; Jegou B; Kontoyiannis DL; Turner JM; de Rooij DG; Morello D. 2011. The RNA-binding protein ELAVL1/HuR is essential for mouse spermatogenesis, acting both at meiotic and postmeiotic stages. Mol Biol Cell 22(16):2875-2885. [PubMed: 21737689]  [MGI Ref ID J:175695]

Deguchi K; Nagamatsu G; Miyachi H; Kato Y; Morita S; Kimura H; Kitano S; Hatada I; Saga Y; Tachibana M; Shinkai Y. 2013. Posttranscriptional regulation of histone lysine methyltransferase GLP in embryonic male mouse germ cells. Biol Reprod 88(2):36. [PubMed: 23284137]  [MGI Ref ID J:194500]

Goertz MJ; Wu Z; Gallardo TD; Hamra FK; Castrillon DH. 2011. Foxo1 is required in mouse spermatogonial stem cells for their maintenance and the initiation of spermatogenesis. J Clin Invest 121(9):3456-66. [PubMed: 21865646]  [MGI Ref ID J:178240]

Gu P; Qi X; Zhou Y; Wang Y; Gao X. 2012. Generation of Ppp2Ca and Ppp2Cb conditional null alleles in mouse. Genesis 50(5):429-36. [PubMed: 21998041]  [MGI Ref ID J:184036]

Hobbs RM; Fagoonee S; Papa A; Webster K; Altruda F; Nishinakamura R; Chai L; Pandolfi PP. 2012. Functional antagonism between Sall4 and Plzf defines germline progenitors. Cell Stem Cell 10(3):284-98. [PubMed: 22385656]  [MGI Ref ID J:185669]

Holt JE; Pye V; Boon E; Stewart JL; Garcia-Higuera I; Moreno S; Rodriguez R; Jones KT; McLaughlin EA. 2014. The APC/C activator FZR1 is essential for meiotic prophase I in mice. Development 141(6):1354-65. [PubMed: 24553289]  [MGI Ref ID J:208416]

Huang Z; Rivas B; Agoulnik AI. 2013. NOTCH1 gain of function in germ cells causes failure of spermatogenesis in male mice. PLoS One 8(7):e71213. [PubMed: 23936265]  [MGI Ref ID J:204938]

Huszar JM; Jia Y; Reddy JK; Payne CJ. 2015. Med1 regulates meiotic progression during spermatogenesis in mice. Reproduction 149(6):597-604. [PubMed: 25778538]  [MGI Ref ID J:222165]

Jacques-Fricke BT; Roffers-Agarwal J; Gammill LS. 2012. DNA methyltransferase 3b is dispensable for mouse neural crest development. PLoS One 7(10):e47794. [PubMed: 23094090]  [MGI Ref ID J:192179]

Jiang M; Gao M; Wu C; He H; Guo X; Zhou Z; Yang H; Xiao X; Liu G; Sha J. 2014. Lack of testicular seipin causes teratozoospermia syndrome in men. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111(19):7054-9. [PubMed: 24778225]  [MGI Ref ID J:211072]

John GB; Gallardo TD; Shirley LJ; Castrillon DH. 2008. Foxo3 is a PI3K-dependent molecular switch controlling the initiation of oocyte growth. Dev Biol 321(1):197-204. [PubMed: 18601916]  [MGI Ref ID J:138697]

Kim Y; Fedoriw AM; Magnuson T. 2012. An essential role for a mammalian SWI/SNF chromatin-remodeling complex during male meiosis. Development 139(6):1133-40. [PubMed: 22318225]  [MGI Ref ID J:182753]

Laronda MM; Jameson JL. 2011. Sox3 functions in a cell-autonomous manner to regulate spermatogonial differentiation in mice. Endocrinology 152(4):1606-15. [PubMed: 21248142]  [MGI Ref ID J:173878]

Lin FJ; Shen L; Jang CW; Falnes PO; Zhang Y. 2013. Ikbkap/Elp1 deficiency causes male infertility by disrupting meiotic progression. PLoS Genet 9(5):e1003516. [PubMed: 23717213]  [MGI Ref ID J:200015]

Liu D; Li L; Fu H; Li S; Li J. 2012. Inactivation of Dicer1 has a severe cumulative impact on the formation of mature germ cells in mouse testes. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 422(1):114-20. [PubMed: 22564735]  [MGI Ref ID J:184517]

McMahon JJ; Shi L; Silver DL. 2014. Generation of a Magoh conditional allele in mice. Genesis 52(8):752-8. [PubMed: 24771530]  [MGI Ref ID J:213515]

Pellegrino J; Castrillon DH; David G. 2012. Chromatin associated Sin3A is essential for male germ cell lineage in the mouse. Dev Biol 369(2):349-55. [PubMed: 22820070]  [MGI Ref ID J:187600]

Romero Y; Meikar O; Papaioannou MD; Conne B; Grey C; Weier M; Pralong F; De Massy B; Kaessmann H; Vassalli JD; Kotaja N; Nef S. 2011. Dicer1 depletion in male germ cells leads to infertility due to cumulative meiotic and spermiogenic defects. PLoS One 6(10):e25241. [PubMed: 21998645]  [MGI Ref ID J:179624]

Shinoda G; De Soysa TY; Seligson MT; Yabuuchi A; Fujiwara Y; Huang PY; Hagan JP; Gregory RI; Moss EG; Daley GQ. 2013. Lin28a regulates germ cell pool size and fertility. Stem Cells 31(5):1001-9. [PubMed: 23378032]  [MGI Ref ID J:196313]

Shinoda G; Shyh-Chang N; de Soysa TY; Zhu H; Seligson MT; Shah SP; Abo-Sido N; Yabuuchi A; Hagan JP; Gregory RI; Asara JM; Cantley LC; Moss EG; Daley GQ. 2013. Fetal Deficiency of Lin28 Programs Life-Long Aberrations in Growth and Glucose Metabolism. Stem Cells :. [PubMed: 23666760]  [MGI Ref ID J:199720]

Shpargel KB; Sengoku T; Yokoyama S; Magnuson T. 2012. UTX and UTY demonstrate histone demethylase-independent function in mouse embryonic development. PLoS Genet 8(9):e1002964. [PubMed: 23028370]  [MGI Ref ID J:201868]

Shpargel KB; Starmer J; Yee D; Pohlers M; Magnuson T. 2014. KDM6 demethylase independent loss of histone H3 lysine 27 trimethylation during early embryonic development. PLoS Genet 10(8):e1004507. [PubMed: 25101834]  [MGI Ref ID J:216722]

Taft RA; Low BE; Byers SL; Murray SA; Kutny P; Wiles MV. 2013. The perfect host: a mouse host embryo facilitating more efficient germ line transmission of genetically modified embryonic stem cells. PLoS One 8(7):e67826. [PubMed: 23844102]  [MGI Ref ID J:204306]

Tong MH; Mitchell DA; McGowan SD; Evanoff R; Griswold MD. 2012. Two miRNA Clusters, Mir-17-92 (Mirc1) and Mir-106b-25 (Mirc3), are involved in the regulation of spermatogonial differentiation in mice. Biol Reprod 86(3):72. [PubMed: 22116806]  [MGI Ref ID J:185772]

Urbach A; Yermalovich A; Zhang J; Spina CS; Zhu H; Perez-Atayde AR; Shukrun R; Charlton J; Sebire N; Mifsud W; Dekel B; Pritchard-Jones K; Daley GQ. 2014. Lin28 sustains early renal progenitors and induces Wilms tumor. Genes Dev 28(9):971-82. [PubMed: 24732380]  [MGI Ref ID J:211179]

Vanorny DA; Prasasya RD; Chalpe AJ; Kilen SM; Mayo KE. 2014. Notch signaling regulates ovarian follicle formation and coordinates follicular growth. Mol Endocrinol 28(4):499-511. [PubMed: 24552588]  [MGI Ref ID J:213069]

Wang J; Gu H; Lin H; Chi T. 2012. Essential roles of the chromatin remodeling factor BRG1 in spermatogenesis in mice. Biol Reprod 86(6):186. [PubMed: 22495890]  [MGI Ref ID J:185819]

Yang F; Wei Q; Adelstein RS; Wang PJ. 2012. Non-muscle myosin IIB is essential for cytokinesis during male meiotic cell divisions. Dev Biol 369(2):356-61. [PubMed: 22820068]  [MGI Ref ID J:187601]

Yang QE; Gwost I; Oatley MJ; Oatley JM. 2013. Retinoblastoma protein (RB1) controls fate determination in stem cells and progenitors of the mouse male germline. Biol Reprod 89(5):113. [PubMed: 24089198]  [MGI Ref ID J:203986]

Yu C; Zhang YL; Pan WW; Li XM; Wang ZW; Ge ZJ; Zhou JJ; Cang Y; Tong C; Sun QY; Fan HY. 2013. CRL4 complex regulates mammalian oocyte survival and reprogramming by activation of TET proteins. Science 342(6165):1518-21. [PubMed: 24357321]  [MGI Ref ID J:205485]

Yuan S; Ortogero N; Wu Q; Zheng H; Yan W. 2014. Murine follicular development requires oocyte DICER, but not DROSHA. Biol Reprod 91(2):39. [PubMed: 24990804]  [MGI Ref ID J:213856]

Zhang H; Zheng W; Shen Y; Adhikari D; Ueno H; Liu K. 2012. Experimental evidence showing that no mitotically active female germline progenitors exist in postnatal mouse ovaries. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109(31):12580-5. [PubMed: 22778414]  [MGI Ref ID J:188538]

Zhou J; McCarrey JR; Wang PJ. 2013. A 1.1-Mb segmental deletion on the X chromosome causes meiotic failure in male mice. Biol Reprod 88(6):159. [PubMed: 23677977]  [MGI Ref ID J:199138]

Health & husbandry

Health & Colony Maintenance Information

Animal Health Reports

Room Number           AX11

Colony Maintenance

Breeding & HusbandryWhen maintaining a live colony, hemizygous mice may be bred together or to wildtype siblings.
Mating SystemNoncarrier x Hemizygote         (Female x Male)   08-MAY-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 MaleHemizygous for Tg(Ddx4-cre)1Dcas  
Price per Pair (US dollars $)Pair Genotype
$320.90Hemizygous for Tg(Ddx4-cre)1Dcas x Noncarrier  
$320.90Noncarrier x Hemizygous for Tg(Ddx4-cre)1Dcas  

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 MaleHemizygous for Tg(Ddx4-cre)1Dcas  
Price per Pair (US dollars $)Pair Genotype
$417.20Hemizygous for Tg(Ddx4-cre)1Dcas x Noncarrier  
$417.20Noncarrier x Hemizygous for Tg(Ddx4-cre)1Dcas  

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.

View USA Canada and Mexico Pricing View International Pricing

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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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.

No Warranty


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.

No Liability

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.