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Common Names: Dlx5/6-Cre;    
These Dlx5/6-Cre transgenic mice have Cre recombinase expression directed by the regulatory sequences of the zebrafish dlx5a/dlx6a genes and may be useful in generating specific deletions of floxed alleles in GABAergic forebrain neurons.


Strain Information

Type Transgenic;
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Mating SystemNoncarrier x Hemizygote         (Female x Male)   31-MAR-09
Specieslaboratory mouse
GenerationF?+N1F1 (05-MAY-15)
Generation Definitions
Donating Investigator Marc Ekker,   University of Ottawa

Homozygous Dlx5/6-Cre transgenic mice are viable and fertile. Expression of Cre recombinase (Cre) is directed to differentiating and migrating forebrain GABAergic neurons during embryonic development by the I56i and I56ii enhancers from the zebrafish dlx5a/dlx6a intergenic region (with the 5' promoter region of zebrafish dlx6a in place to increase the activity of the intergenic enhancers rather than direct tissue-specific expression). When Dlx5/6-Cre transgenic mice are bred with mice containing a loxP-flanked sequence, Cre-mediated recombination will result in deletion of the floxed sequence in the offspring. These Dlx5/6-Cre transgenic mice may be useful in generating specific deletions of floxed alleles in GABAergic forebrain neurons.

The Dlx5/6-Cre transgene was designed with a 3.5 kb fragment from the immediate 5'-flanking region of zebrafish dlx6a gene (including part of the 5' UTR) placed immediately upstream of a Cre recombinase coding sequence, all followed by a 1.4 kb enhancer fragment from the zebrafish dlx5a/dlx6a intergenic region (containing both zebrafish I56i and I56ii enhancers). The donating investigator reports that a female founder mouse (founder #8561 on a CD1 genetic background) was bred to CD1 males and the resulting Dlx5/6-Cre mice were maintained by breeding hemizygous males with CD1 females for at least 10 generations prior to arrival at The Jackson Laboratory Repository. Upon arrival, transgenic animals were bred with C57BL/6J mice for at least one generation to establish the colony.

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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
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
018957   B6N.129S6(B6)-Chattm2(cre)Lowl/J
017911   B6N.129S6(Cg)-Esr1tm1.1(cre)And/J
019013   B6N.129S6(Cg)-Gt(ROSA)26Sortm2(EGFP/cre)Alj/J
016225   B6N.129S6(Cg)-Scgb1a1tm1(cre/ERT)Blh/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
019102   B6N.Cg-Tg(CAG-cre/Esr1*)5Amc/CjDswJ
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
010550   B6N.FVB-Tg(Penk-glc-2-cre/ERT2)2And/J
017743   B6N;129S-Prom1tm1(cre/ERT2)Gilb/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
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
006774   FVB-Tg(Col2a1-cre/ERT)KA3Smac/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
017595   FVB.Cg-Tg(CAG-cre/Esr1*)5Amc/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
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
012882   STOCK Ascl1tm1.1(Cre/ERT2)Jejo/J
012706   STOCK Ccktm1.1(cre)Zjh/J
012710   STOCK Ccktm2.1(cre/ERT2)Zjh/J
010910   STOCK Corttm1(cre)Zjh/J
007916   STOCK En1tm2(cre)Wrst/J
007917   STOCK En1tm7(cre/ESR1)Alj/J
007924   STOCK En2tm4(cre/ERT2)Alj/J
008464   STOCK Foxa2tm2.1(cre/Esr1*)Moon/J
016961   STOCK Foxp3tm9(EGFP/cre/ERT2)Ayr/J
010702   STOCK Gad2tm1(cre/ERT2)Zjh/J
010802   STOCK Gad2tm2(cre)Zjh/J
022135   STOCK Gbx2tm1.1(cre/ERT2)Jyhl/J
007913   STOCK Gli1tm3(cre/ERT2)Alj/J
018903   STOCK Gt(ROSA)26Sortm2(EGFP/cre)Alj/J
024283   STOCK Hcn4tm2.1(cre/ERT2)Sev/J
023407   STOCK HhatTg(TFAP2A-cre)1Will/J
017606   STOCK Hopxtm2.1(cre/ERT2)Joe/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
018418   STOCK Lrig1tm1.1(cre/ERT2)Rjc/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
014552   STOCK Nkx2-1tm1.1(cre/ERT2)Zjh/J
017536   STOCK Nkx6-2tm1(cre/ERT2)Fsh/J
006953   STOCK Notch1tm3(cre)Rko/J
006677   STOCK Olfr151tm28(cre)Mom/MomJ
011103   STOCK Olig2tm2(TVA,cre)Rth/J
009061   STOCK Osr1tm1(EGFP/cre/ERT2)Amc/J
010530   STOCK Pax7tm1(cre)Mrc/J
017569   STOCK Polr2atm1(cre/ERT2)Bbd E4f1tm1.1Llca/J
017585   STOCK Polr2atm1(cre/ERT2)Bbd/J
022757   STOCK Prg4tm1(GFP/cre/ERT2)Abl/J
019378   STOCK Ptf1atm2(cre/ESR1)Cvw/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
008813   STOCK Trpa1tm2Kykw Tg(CAG-cre/Esr1*)5Amc/J
010908   STOCK Viptm1(cre)Zjh/J
010911   STOCK Wt1tm1(EGFP/cre)Wtp/J
010912   STOCK Wt1tm2(cre/ERT2)Wtp/J
012691   STOCK Et(icre/ERT2)14374Rdav/J
012692   STOCK Et(icre/ERT2)14602Rdav/J
012693   STOCK Et(icre/ERT2)14624Rdav/J
007684   STOCK Tg(Atoh1-cre/Esr1*)14Fsh/J
008783   STOCK Tg(CAG-cre/Esr1*)5Amc Smn1tm3(SMN2/Smn1)Mrph Tg(SMN2*delta7)4299Ahmb Tg(SMN2)89Ahmb/J
004453   STOCK Tg(CAG-cre/Esr1*)5Amc/J
009615   STOCK Tg(Cartpt-cre)1Aibs/J
017336   STOCK Tg(Cd4-cre)1Cwi/BfluJ
005105   STOCK Tg(Chx10-EGFP/cre,-ALPP)2Clc/J
008861   STOCK Tg(Ela1-Cre/ERT2)1Stof/J
008852   STOCK Tg(En2-cre)22Alj/J
005938   STOCK Tg(Eno2-cre)39Jme/J
022763   STOCK Tg(Eno2-cre/ERT2)1Pohlk/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
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

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Allele Symbol Tg(dlx6a-cre)1Mekk
Allele Name transgene insertion 1, Marc Ekker
Allele Type Transgenic (cre- or Flp-expressing)
Common Name(s) Dlx5/6-Cre; Dlx5/6i-Cre; Tg(dlx6a-cre)1Mars; line 8561;
Mutation Made By Marc Ekker,   University of Ottawa
Strain of OriginCD-1
Site of ExpressionGABAergic forebrain 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.
Promoter dlx6a, distal-less homeobox gene 6a, Danio rerio,
Driver Note dlx6a
Molecular Note A cre gene was placed under the control of the I56i and I56ii enhancer elements of zebrafish dlx5a and a 3.5kb genomic DNA fragment flanking the 5' region of the zebrafish dlx6a open reading frame and containing the 5'UTR. The dlx6a flanking region on its own cannot produce tissue specific expression but increases the activity of the enhancers to produce expression that recapitulate endogenous Dlx5 expression. Tissue specific expression was confirmed by test crosses to reporter mice strains, including Tg(ACTB-Bgeo/ALPP)1Lbe, Tg(ACTB-Bgeo/GFP)21Lbe and Gt(ROSA)26Sortm1Sor. [MGI Ref ID J:122066]


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References provided by MGI

Selected Reference(s)

Monory K; Massa F; Egertova M; Eder M; Blaudzun H; Westenbroek R; Kelsch W; Jacob W; Marsch R; Ekker M; Long J; Rubenstein JL; Goebbels S; Nave KA; During M; Klugmann M; Wolfel B; Dodt HU; Zieglgansberger W; Wotjak CT; Mackie K; Elphick MR; Marsicano G; Lutz B. 2006. The endocannabinoid system controls key epileptogenic circuits in the hippocampus. Neuron 51(4):455-66. [PubMed: 16908411]  [MGI Ref ID J:122066]

Additional References

Tg(dlx6a-cre)1Mekk related

Amendola E; Zhan Y; Mattucci C; Castroflorio E; Calcagno E; Fuchs C; Lonetti G; Silingardi D; Vyssotski AL; Farley D; Ciani E; Pizzorusso T; Giustetto M; Gross CT. 2014. Mapping Pathological Phenotypes in a Mouse Model of CDKL5 Disorder. PLoS One 9(5):e91613. [PubMed: 24838000]  [MGI Ref ID J:209635]

Bellocchio L; Lafenetre P; Cannich A; Cota D; Puente N; Grandes P; Chaouloff F; Piazza PV; Marsicano G. 2010. Bimodal control of stimulated food intake by the endocannabinoid system. Nat Neurosci 13(3):281-3. [PubMed: 20139974]  [MGI Ref ID J:158629]

Benard G; Massa F; Puente N; Lourenco J; Bellocchio L; Soria-Gomez E; Matias I; Delamarre A; Metna-Laurent M; Cannich A; Hebert-Chatelain E; Mulle C; Ortega-Gutierrez S; Martin-Fontecha M; Klugmann M; Guggenhuber S; Lutz B; Gertsch J; Chaouloff F; Lopez-Rodriguez ML; Grandes P; Rossignol R; Marsicano G. 2012. Mitochondrial CB(1) receptors regulate neuronal energy metabolism. Nat Neurosci 15(4):558-64. [PubMed: 22388959]  [MGI Ref ID J:191260]

Berghuis P; Rajnicek AM; Morozov YM; Ross RA; Mulder J; Urban GM; Monory K; Marsicano G; Matteoli M; Canty A; Irving AJ; Katona I; Yanagawa Y; Rakic P; Lutz B; Mackie K; Harkany T. 2007. Hardwiring the brain: endocannabinoids shape neuronal connectivity. Science 316(5828):1212-6. [PubMed: 17525344]  [MGI Ref ID J:121856]

Chao HT; Chen H; Samaco RC; Xue M; Chahrour M; Yoo J; Neul JL; Gong S; Lu HC; Heintz N; Ekker M; Rubenstein JL; Noebels JL; Rosenmund C; Zoghbi HY. 2010. Dysfunction in GABA signalling mediates autism-like stereotypies and Rett syndrome phenotypes. Nature 468(7321):263-9. [PubMed: 21068835]  [MGI Ref ID J:166851]

Chiarlone A; Bellocchio L; Blazquez C; Resel E; Soria-Gomez E; Cannich A; Ferrero JJ; Sagredo O; Benito C; Romero J; Sanchez-Prieto J; Lutz B; Fernandez-Ruiz J; Galve-Roperh I; Guzman M. 2014. A restricted population of CB1 cannabinoid receptors with neuroprotective activity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111(22):8257-62. [PubMed: 24843137]  [MGI Ref ID J:211357]

Diaz-Alonso J; Aguado T; Wu CS; Palazuelos J; Hofmann C; Garcez P; Guillemot F; Lu HC; Lutz B; Guzman M; Galve-Roperh I. 2012. The CB(1) cannabinoid receptor drives corticospinal motor neuron differentiation through the Ctip2/Satb2 transcriptional regulation axis. J Neurosci 32(47):16651-65. [PubMed: 23175820]  [MGI Ref ID J:192580]

Genetic Resource Science at The Jackson Laboratory. 2013. Expression/Specificity Patterns of Cre Alleles, 2013 Direct Data Submission from Genetic Resource Science :.  [MGI Ref ID J:193672]

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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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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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