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These Nkx2.1Cre (or BAC-Nkx2.1-Cre) transgenic mice express cre under the control of the Nkx2.1 promoter/enhancer regions and may be useful for generating conditional mutations for studying gain/loss of function or fate mapping in subgroups of brain progenitor cells (interneurons in telencephalon and hypothalamus cells), as well as developing lung, thyroid, and pituitary tissues.


Strain Information

Former Names C57BL/6J-Tg(Nkx2-1-cre)2Qixu/J    (Changed: 03-NOV-08 )
Type Coisogenic; Transgenic;
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Mating System+/+ sibling x Hemizygote         (Female x Male)   23-JAN-09
Specieslaboratory mouse
GenerationN6+F112 (12-DEC-13)
Generation Definitions
Donating Investigator Stewart Anderson,   Weill Medical College-Cornell University

Mice homozygous for the Nkx2.1Cre (or BAC-Nkx2.1-Cre) transgene are viable and fertile, with cre expression directed to major subgroups of brain interneuron progenitors, developing lung, thyroid, and pituitary by the Nkx2.1 promoter/enhancer regions within the BAC transgene. When bred with mice containing a loxP-flanked sequence of interest, Cre-mediated recombination will result in deletion of the floxed sequence(s) in the offspring. For example, when bred with beta-galactosidase reporter mice, the first detectable Cre recombinase expression in double mutant offspring is observed on embryonic day (E)10.5 in the basal telencephalon. These Nkx2.1Cre (or BAC-Nkx2.1-Cre) transgenic mice may be useful for generating conditional mutations for studying gain or loss of function and/or fate mapping in subgroups of brain progenitors (including future major interneurons in telencephalon and hypothalamus cells), as well as developing lung, thyroid, and pituitary.

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The 223 kb C57BL/6 mouse bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) RP23-3H18 containing the entire Nkx2.1 (and Nkx2.9) gene, was modified by replacing the first 15 bp (including the ATG) of exon 2 of Nkx2.1 with a cre coding sequence and SV40 polyA signal. DNA from a cre modified BAC clone was used as the source for the BAC-Nkx2.1-Cre transgene, which was linearized to remove its original constructing vector backbone (pBACe3.6) and then microinjected into the pronucleus of C57BL/6 fertilized eggs. The resulting Nkx2.1Cre (or BAC-Nkx2.1-Cre) transgenic mice from founder line 2 were subsequently backcrossed to C57BL/6J for five generations prior to arrival at The Jackson Laboratory. Upon arrival, transgenic mice were bred with C57BL/6J inbred mice for at least one generation to establish the colony.

Control Information

   000664 C57BL/6J
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004337   129(Cg)-Foxg1tm1(cre)Skm/J
008569   129-Alpltm1(cre)Nagy/J
017611   129-Mcm2tm1(cre/ERT2)Scpr/J
005989   129;FVB-Tg(PTH-cre)4167Slib/J
007179   129S.Cg-Tg(UBC-cre/ERT2)1Ejb/J
007915   129S.FVB-Tg(Amh-cre)8815Reb/J
003328   129S/Sv-Tg(Prm-cre)58Og/J
004302   129S1/Sv-Hprttm1(cre)Mnn/J
022137   129S4.Cg-Tg(Wnt1-cre)2Sor/J
003960   129S6-Tg(Prnp-GFP/cre)1Blw/J
008523   129S6.Cg-Tg(NPHS2-cre)295Lbh/BroJ
009575   B6(129S4)-Et(cre/ERT2)119Rdav/J
009580   B6(129S4)-Et(cre/ERT2)1382Rdav/J
012688   B6(129S4)-Et(cre/ERT2)13866Rdav/J
009581   B6(129S4)-Et(cre/ERT2)1642Rdav/J
009582   B6(129S4)-Et(cre/ERT2)1645Rdav/J
009583   B6(129S4)-Et(cre/ERT2)1957Rdav/J
009584   B6(129S4)-Et(cre/ERT2)2007Rdav/J
009585   B6(129S4)-Et(cre/ERT2)2047Rdav/J
009574   B6(129S4)-Et(cre/ERT2)21Rdav/J
009577   B6(129S4)-Et(cre/ERT2)296Rdav/J
009578   B6(129S4)-Et(cre/ERT2)398Rdav/J
009573   B6(129S4)-Et(cre/ERT2)4Rdav/J
010688   B6(129S4)-Et(cre/ERT2)6691Rdav/J
010689   B6(129S4)-Et(cre/ERT2)6959Rdav/J
010690   B6(129S4)-Et(cre/ERT2)7089Rdav/J
010691   B6(129S4)-Et(cre/ERT2)7149Rdav/J
010692   B6(129S4)-Et(cre/ERT2)7381Rdav/J
010693   B6(129S4)-Et(cre/ERT2)8120Rdav/J
010694   B6(129S4)-Et(cre/ERT2)8131Rdav/J
009579   B6(129S4)-Et(cre/ERT2)837Rdav/J
010695   B6(129S4)-Et(cre/ERT2)9699Rdav/J
009587   B6(129S4)-Et(icre)1402Rdav/J
009588   B6(129S4)-Et(icre)1470Rdav/J
009589   B6(129S4)-Et(icre)1555Rdav/J
009586   B6(129S4)-Et(icre)754Rdav/J
010696   B6(129S4)-Et(icre/ERT2)10596Rdav/J
010697   B6(129S4)-Et(icre/ERT2)10727Rdav/J
012689   B6(129S4)-Et(icre/ERT2)14163Rdav/J
012690   B6(129S4)-Et(icre/ERT2)14208Rdav/J
012694   B6(129S4)-Et(icre/ERT2)14915Rdav/J
012687   B6(129S4)-Tg(SYN1-icre/mRFP1)9934Rdav/J
022356   B6(129X1)-Tg(Cd4-cre/ERT2)11Gnri/J
010774   B6(Cg)-Calb2tm1(cre)Zjh/J
013730   B6(Cg)-Calb2tm2.1(cre/ERT2)Zjh/J
017562   B6(Cg)-Cd8atm1.1(cre)Koni/J
012704   B6(Cg)-Crhtm1(cre)Zjh/J
010705   B6(Cg)-Dlx5tm1(cre/ERT2)Zjh/J
013048   B6(Cg)-Etv1tm1.1(cre/ERT2)Zjh/J
018448   B6(Cg)-Foxn1tm3(cre)Nrm/J
010776   B6(Cg)-Lhx6tm1(cre/ERT2)Zjh/J
010777   B6(Cg)-Pvalbtm1(cre/ERT2)Zjh/J
010708   B6(Cg)-Ssttm1(cre/ERT2)Zjh/J
016223   B6(Cg)-Tg(Phox2b-cre)3Jke/J
016829   B6(SJL)-Pou5f1tm1.1(cre/Esr1*)Yseg/J
021881   B6.129(Cg)-Arctm1.1(cre/ERT2)Luo/J
018867   B6.129(Cg)-Axin2tm1(cre/ERT2)Rnu/J
021882   B6.129(Cg)-Fostm1.1(cre/ERT2)Luo/J
016959   B6.129(Cg)-Foxp3tm4(YFP/cre)Ayr/J
023055   B6.129(Cg)-Krt12tm3(cre)Wwk/J
024688   B6.129(FVB)-Tg(Pax6-GFP/cre)1Rilm/J
008463   B6.129-Gt(ROSA)26Sortm1(cre/ERT2)Tyj/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
021160   B6.129P2(Cg)-Cx3cr1tm2.1(cre/ERT)Litt/WganJ
006084   B6.129P2(Cg)-Foxg1tm1(cre)Skm/J
010611   B6.129P2(Cg)-Ighg1tm1(IRES-cre)Cgn/J
008875   B6.129P2-Lgr5tm1(cre/ERT2)Cle/J
016934   B6.129P2-Lgr6tm2.1(cre/ERT2)Cle/J
004781   B6.129P2-Lyz2tm1(cre)Ifo/J
017320   B6.129P2-Pvalbtm1(cre)Arbr/J
016222   B6.129S(Cg)-Id2tm1.1(cre/ERT2)Blh/ZhuJ
017915   B6.129S(Cg)-Pgrtm1.1(cre)Shah/AndJ
013594   B6.129S-Atoh1tm5.1(Cre/PGR)Hzo/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
018418   B6.129S6(Cg)-Lrig1tm1.1(cre/ERT2)Rj/J
005623   B6.129S6-Shhtm2(cre/ERT2)Cjt/J
006878   B6.129S6-Taglntm2(cre)Yec/J
012839   B6.129X1(Cg)-Tnfrsf4tm2(cre)Nik/J
008712   B6.129X1-Twist2tm1.1(cre)Dor/J
006054   B6.C-Tg(CMV-cre)1Cgn/J
013590   B6.Cg-Braftm1Mmcm Ptentm1Hwu Tg(Tyr-cre/ERT2)13Bos/BosJ
006230   B6.Cg-Cebpatm1Dgt Tg(Mx1-cre)1Cgn/J
012360   B6.Cg-Erbb4tm1.1(cre/ERT2)Aibs/J
022861   B6.Cg-Nxph4tm1.1(cre/ERT2)Hze/J
017763   B6.Cg-Pax7tm1(cre/ERT2)Gaka/J
022862   B6.Cg-Penktm1.1(cre/ERT2)Hze/J
012358   B6.Cg-Pvalbtm1.1(cre)Aibs/J
022863   B6.Cg-Pvalbtm5.1(cre/folA)Hze/J
005622   B6.Cg-Shhtm1(EGFP/cre)Cjt/J
022865   B6.Cg-Trib2tm1.1(cre/ERT2)Hze/J
017346   B6.Cg-Tg(A930038C07Rik-cre)1Aibs/J
006149   B6.Cg-Tg(ACTA1-cre)79Jme/J
003574   B6.Cg-Tg(Alb-cre)21Mgn/J
006881   B6.Cg-Tg(Aqp2-cre)1Dek/J
011104   B6.Cg-Tg(Atoh1-cre)1Bfri/J
004682   B6.Cg-Tg(CAG-cre/Esr1*)5Amc/J
008520   B6.Cg-Tg(CD2-cre)4Kio/J
009350   B6.Cg-Tg(CDX2-cre)101Erf/J
009352   B6.Cg-Tg(CDX2-cre*)189Erf/J
005359   B6.Cg-Tg(Camk2a-cre)T29-1Stl/J
012237   B6.Cg-Tg(Cdh16-cre)91Igr/J
016241   B6.Cg-Tg(Col1a1-cre/ERT2)1Crm/J
016237   B6.Cg-Tg(Col1a2-cre/ERT)7Cpd/J
006368   B6.Cg-Tg(Cr2-cre)3Cgn/J
008538   B6.Cg-Tg(Cspg4-cre/Esr1*)BAkik/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
009642   B6.Cg-Tg(Gh1-cre)1Sac/J
024474   B6.Cg-Tg(Il9-cre)#Stck/J
003573   B6.Cg-Tg(Ins2-cre)25Mgn/J
008068   B6.Cg-Tg(Itgax-cre)1-1Reiz/J
008781   B6.Cg-Tg(Kap-cre)29066/2Sig/J
012837   B6.Cg-Tg(Lck-cre)3779Nik/J
003802   B6.Cg-Tg(Lck-cre)548Jxm/J
006889   B6.Cg-Tg(Lck-cre)I540Jxm/J
009643   B6.Cg-Tg(Lhb-cre)1Sac/J
003556   B6.Cg-Tg(Mx1-cre)1Cgn/J
007742   B6.Cg-Tg(Myh11-cre,-EGFP)2Mik/J
008205   B6.Cg-Tg(NPHS2-cre)295Lbh/J
003771   B6.Cg-Tg(Nes-cre)1Kln/J
010536   B6.Cg-Tg(Pcp2-cre)3555Jdhu/J
005975   B6.Cg-Tg(Plp1-cre/ERT)3Pop/J
008827   B6.Cg-Tg(Prdm1-cre)1Masu/J
005584   B6.Cg-Tg(Prrx1-cre)1Cjt/J
003967   B6.Cg-Tg(Rbp3-cre)528Jxm/J
021614   B6.Cg-Tg(S100A8-cre,-EGFP)1Ilw/J
008454   B6.Cg-Tg(Sox2-cre)1Amc/J
006361   B6.Cg-Tg(Sp7-tTA,tetO-EGFP/cre)1Amc/J
003966   B6.Cg-Tg(Syn1-cre)671Jxm/J
017491   B6.Cg-Tg(Tagln-cre)1Her/J
004128   B6.Cg-Tg(Tek-cre)12Flv/J
008863   B6.Cg-Tg(Tek-cre)1Ywa/J
008601   B6.Cg-Tg(Th-cre)1Tmd/J
007606   B6.Cg-Tg(Thy1-cre/ERT2,-EYFP)AGfng/J
012328   B6.Cg-Tg(Tyr-cre/ERT2)13Bos/J
008085   B6.Cg-Tg(UBC-cre/ERT2)1Ejb/J
008610   B6.Cg-Tg(Vav1-cre)A2Kio/J
021504   B6.Cg-Tg(Vil1-cre)1000Gum/J
008735   B6.Cg-Tg(Wap-cre)11738Mam/JKnwJ
009614   B6.Cg-Tg(Wfs1-cre/ERT2)2Aibs/J
009107   B6.Cg-Tg(Wnt1-cre)11Rth Tg(Wnt1-GAL4)11Rth/J
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
006475   B6.FVB(129S4)-Tg(Ckmm-cre)5Khn/J
006451   B6.FVB(129X1)-Tg(Sim1-cre)1Lowl/J
006333   B6.FVB(Cg)-Tg(Neurog3-cre)C1Able/J
014643   B6.FVB-Tg(CMA1-cre)6Thhe/J
006137   B6.FVB-Tg(Cdh5-cre)7Mlia/J
018980   B6.FVB-Tg(Ddx4-cre)1Dcas/KnwJ
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
010714   B6.FVB-Tg(Pomc-cre)1Stl/J
022791   B6.FVB-Tg(Rorc-cre)1Litt/J
017535   B6.FVB-Tg(Slc32a1-cre)2.1Hzo/FrkJ
017490   B6.FVB-Tg(Stra8-cre)1Reb/LguJ
003394   B6.FVB-Tg(Zp3-cre)3Mrt/J
006660   B6.SJL-Slc6a3tm1.1(cre)Bkmn/J
004586   B6.SJL-Tg(Vil-cre)997Gum/J
003552   B6129-Tg(Wap-cre)11738Mam/J
023161   B6129S-Tg(Foxp3-EGFP/cre)1aJbs/J
021961   B6;129-Abcg2tm3.1(cre/ERT2)Bsor/J
010531   B6;129-Bmi1tm1(cre/ERT)Mrc/J
008364   B6;129-Chattm1(cre/ERT)Nat/J
004847   B6;129-Gt(ROSA)26Sortm1(cre/ERT)Nat/J
010557   B6;129-Gt(ROSA)26Sortm3(rtTA,tetO-cre/ERT)Nat/J
010529   B6;129-Myf5tm1(cre)Mrc/J
010528   B6;129-Myf6tm2(cre)Mrc/J
008363   B6;129-Nefltm1(cre/ERT)Nat/J
017525   B6;129-Ntstm1(cre)Mgmj/J
005549   B6;129-Pax3tm1(cre)Joe/J
012476   B6;129-Pax7tm2.1(cre/ERT2)Fan/J
009600   B6;129-Six2tm3(EGFP/cre/ERT2)Amc/J
008532   B6;129-Thtm1(cre/Esr1)Nat/J
008531   B6;129-Vamp2tm1(cre/ERT)Nat/J
017968   B6;129-Tg(Cdh5-cre)1Spe/J
010988   B6;129P-Cyp11a1tm1(GFP/cre)Pzg/J
010985   B6;129P-Klf3tm1(cre/ERT2)Pzg/J
008529   B6;129P-Tg(Neurog1-cre/ERT2)1Good/J
007770   B6;129P2-Aicdatm1(cre)Mnz/J
015854   B6;129P2-Foxl2tm1(GFP/cre/ERT2)Pzg/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
014541   B6;129S-Nos1tm1.1(cre/ERT2)Zjh/J
022864   B6;129S-Rasgrf2tm1.1(cre/folA)Hze/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
010987   B6;129S-Sox18tm1(GFP/cre/ERT2)Pzg/J
017593   B6;129S-Sox2tm1(cre/ERT2)Hoch/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
014551   B6;129S4-Dlx1tm1(cre/ERT2)Zjh/J
012463   B6;129S4-Foxd1tm1(GFP/cre)Amc/J
012464   B6;129S4-Foxd1tm2(GFP/cre/ERT2)Amc/J
011105   B6;129S4-Olig1tm1(cre)Rth/J
009576   B6;129S4-Et(cre/ERT2)278Rdav/J
006410   B6;129S6-Chattm2(cre)Lowl/J
012362   B6;129S6-Tg(Camk2a-cre/ERT2)1Aibs/J
017495   B6;129S7-Crim1tm1(GFP/cre/ERT2)Pzg/J
014638   B6;129X1-Cldn6tm1(cre/ERT2)Dam/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
024507   B6;CBA-Tg(Tbx21-cre)1Dlc/J
017494   B6;D-Tg(Tshz3-GFP/cre)43Amc/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
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
007610   B6;SJL-Tg(Thy1-cre/ERT2,-EYFP)VGfng/J
007252   B6Ei.129S4-Tg(Prm-cre)58Og/EiJ
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
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
016097   C57BL/6-Tg(Car1-cre)5Flt/J
011086   C57BL/6-Tg(Cck-cre)CKres/J
008766   C57BL/6-Tg(Cd8a-cre)1Itan/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
023426   C57BL/6-Tg(Kiss1-cre)J2-4Cfe/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
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
024701   D2.Cg-Tg(Plp1-cre/ERT)3Pop/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
003314   FVB/N-Tg(EIIa-cre)C5379Lmgd/J
017928   FVB/N-Tg(Mpz-cre)26Mes/J
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
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
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
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
017606   STOCK Hopxtm2.1(cre/ERT2)Joe/J
008876   STOCK Hprttm11(Ple176-EGFP/cre)Ems/Mmjax
016879   STOCK Il17atm1.1(icre)Stck/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
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
019508   STOCK Tcf21tm3.1(cre/Esr1*)Eno/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
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
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-cre)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
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

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Allele Symbol Tg(Nkx2-1-cre)2Sand
Allele Name transgene insertion 2, Stewart Anderson
Allele Type Transgenic (Cre/Flp)
Common Name(s) NKX2.1Cre; Nkx2-1BACCre; Nkx2.1-cre; Tg(Nkx2-1-cre)1Qixu; Tg(Nkx2-1-cre)2Qixu; Ttf-1Cre;
Mutation Made By Stewart Anderson,   Weill Medical College-Cornell University
Strain of OriginC57BL/6
Site of ExpressionCre expression is directed to major subgroups of brain interneuron progenitors, developing lung, thyroid, and pituitary by the Nkx2.1 promoter/enhancer regions.
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 Nkx2-1, NK2 homeobox 1, mouse, laboratory
Driver Note Nkx2-1
Molecular Note A mouse BAC clone containing the Nkx2-1 gene was engineered to express cre recombinase. Fifteen base pairs at the 5'end of exon 2 of the Nkx2-1 gene were replaced with a cre-poly(A) construct. The mutated BAC clone was then used to generate transgenic mice. This construct is expressed in brain, thyroid, pituitary, and lung, with telecephalic expression first detectable at E10.5. [MGI Ref ID J:131144]
Gene Symbol and Name Tg(Nkx2-1-cre)2Sand, transgene insertion 2, Stewart Anderson
Chromosome UN
Gene Common Name(s) NKX2.1Cre; Nkx2.1-cre; Tg(Nkx2-1-cre)1Qixu; Tg(Nkx2-1-cre)2Qixu; transgene insertion 1, Qing Xu; transgene insertion 2, Qing Xu;


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References provided by MGI

Selected Reference(s)

Xu Q; Tam M; Anderson SA. 2008. Fate mapping Nkx2.1-lineage cells in the mouse telencephalon. J Comp Neurol 506(1):16-29. [PubMed: 17990269]  [MGI Ref ID J:131144]

Additional References

Tg(Nkx2-1-cre)2Sand related

Aujla PK; Naratadam GT; Xu L; Raetzman LT. 2013. Notch/Rbpjkappa signaling regulates progenitor maintenance and differentiation of hypothalamic arcuate neurons. Development 140(17):3511-21. [PubMed: 23884446]  [MGI Ref ID J:199290]

Benadiba C; Magnani D; Niquille M; Morle L; Valloton D; Nawabi H; Ait-Lounis A; Otsmane B; Reith W; Theil T; Hornung JP; Lebrand C; Durand B. 2012. The ciliogenic transcription factor RFX3 regulates early midline distribution of guidepost neurons required for corpus callosum development. PLoS Genet 8(3):e1002606. [PubMed: 22479201]  [MGI Ref ID J:183848]

Brown KN; Chen S; Han Z; Lu CH; Tan X; Zhang XJ; Ding L; Lopez-Cruz A; Saur D; Anderson SA; Huang K; Shi SH. 2011. Clonal production and organization of inhibitory interneurons in the neocortex. Science 334(6055):480-6. [PubMed: 22034427]  [MGI Ref ID J:177854]

Cai Y; Zhang Q; Wang C; Zhang Y; Ma T; Zhou X; Tian M; Rubenstein JL; Yang Z. 2013. Nuclear receptor COUP-TFII-expressing neocortical interneurons are derived from the medial and lateral/caudal ganglionic eminence and define specific subsets of mature interneurons. J Comp Neurol 521(2):479-97. [PubMed: 22791192]  [MGI Ref ID J:193583]

Carney RS; Mangin JM; Hayes L; Mansfield K; Sousa VH; Fishell G; Machold RP; Ahn S; Gallo V; Corbin JG. 2010. Sonic hedgehog expressing and responding cells generate neuronal diversity in the medial amygdala. Neural Dev 5:14. [PubMed: 20507551]  [MGI Ref ID J:161400]

Chen L; Chatterjee M; Li JY. 2010. The mouse homeobox gene Gbx2 is required for the development of cholinergic interneurons in the striatum. J Neurosci 30(44):14824-34. [PubMed: 21048141]  [MGI Ref ID J:166699]

Chung C; Kim T; Kim M; Kim M; Song H; Kim TS; Seo E; Lee SH; Kim H; Kim SK; Yoo G; Lee DH; Hwang DS; Kinashi T; Kim JM; Lim DS. 2013. Hippo-Foxa2 signaling pathway plays a role in peripheral lung maturation and surfactant homeostasis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110(19):7732-7. [PubMed: 23620511]  [MGI Ref ID J:197340]

DeMaio L; Buckley ST; Krishnaveni MS; Flodby P; Dubourd M; Banfalvi A; Xing Y; Ehrhardt C; Minoo P; Zhou B; Crandall ED; Borok Z. 2012. Ligand-independent transforming growth factor-beta type I receptor signalling mediates type I collagen-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition. J Pathol 226(4):633-44. [PubMed: 21984393]  [MGI Ref ID J:181814]

Gelman DM; Martini FJ; Nobrega-Pereira S; Pierani A; Kessaris N; Marin O. 2009. The embryonic preoptic area is a novel source of cortical GABAergic interneurons. J Neurosci 29(29):9380-9. [PubMed: 19625528]  [MGI Ref ID J:151793]

Genetic Resource Science at The Jackson Laboratory. 2012. Expression/Specificity Patterns of Cre Alleles, 2012 MGI Direct Data Submission :.  [MGI Ref ID J:184579]

Gulacsi AA; Anderson SA. 2008. Beta-catenin-mediated Wnt signaling regulates neurogenesis in the ventral telencephalon. Nat Neurosci 11(12):1383-91. [PubMed: 18997789]  [MGI Ref ID J:145017]

Higginbotham H; Eom TY; Mariani LE; Bachleda A; Hirt J; Gukassyan V; Cusack CL; Lai C; Caspary T; Anton ES. 2012. Arl13b in primary cilia regulates the migration and placement of interneurons in the developing cerebral cortex. Dev Cell 23(5):925-38. [PubMed: 23153492]  [MGI Ref ID J:191083]

Hoffmann AD; Peterson MA; Friedland-Little JM; Anderson SA; Moskowitz IP. 2009. sonic hedgehog is required in pulmonary endoderm for atrial septation. Development 136(10):1761-70. [PubMed: 19369393]  [MGI Ref ID J:148020]

Lee S; Hjerling-Leffler J; Zagha E; Fishell G; Rudy B. 2010. The largest group of superficial neocortical GABAergic interneurons expresses ionotropic serotonin receptors. J Neurosci 30(50):16796-808. [PubMed: 21159951]  [MGI Ref ID J:167596]

Li C; Li A; Li M; Xing Y; Chen H; Hu L; Tiozzo C; Anderson S; Taketo MM; Minoo P. 2009. Stabilized beta-catenin in lung epithelial cells changes cell fate and leads to tracheal and bronchial polyposis. Dev Biol 334(1):97-108. [PubMed: 19631635]  [MGI Ref ID J:153553]

Li C; Li A; Xing Y; Li M; Chan B; Ouyang R; Taketo MM; Kucherlapati R; Borok Z; Minoo P. 2013. Apc deficiency alters pulmonary epithelial cell fate and inhibits Nkx2.1 via triggering TGF-beta signaling. Dev Biol 378(1):13-24. [PubMed: 23562608]  [MGI Ref ID J:198191]

Li M; Krishnaveni MS; Li C; Zhou B; Xing Y; Banfalvi A; Li A; Lombardi V; Akbari O; Borok Z; Minoo P. 2011. Epithelium-specific deletion of TGF-beta receptor type II protects mice from bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis. J Clin Invest 121(1):277-87. [PubMed: 21135509]  [MGI Ref ID J:171845]

Londhe VA; Maisonet TM; Lopez B; Jeng JM; Xiao J; Li C; Minoo P. 2011. Conditional deletion of epithelial IKKbeta impairs alveolar formation through apoptosis and decreased VEGF expression during early mouse lung morphogenesis. Respir Res 12:134. [PubMed: 21985298]  [MGI Ref ID J:181392]

Ma T; Zhang Q; Cai Y; You Y; Rubenstein JL; Yang Z. 2012. A subpopulation of dorsal lateral/caudal ganglionic eminence-derived neocortical interneurons expresses the transcription factor Sp8. Cereb Cortex 22(9):2120-30. [PubMed: 22021915]  [MGI Ref ID J:199986]

Miyoshi G; Hjerling-Leffler J; Karayannis T; Sousa VH; Butt SJ; Battiste J; Johnson JE; Machold RP; Fishell G. 2010. Genetic fate mapping reveals that the caudal ganglionic eminence produces a large and diverse population of superficial cortical interneurons. J Neurosci 30(5):1582-94. [PubMed: 20130169]  [MGI Ref ID J:157935]

Patel JC; Rossignol E; Rice ME; Machold RP. 2012. Opposing regulation of dopaminergic activity and exploratory motor behavior by forebrain and brainstem cholinergic circuits. Nat Commun 3:1172. [PubMed: 23132022]  [MGI Ref ID J:205620]

Riccio O; Murthy S; Szabo G; Vutskits L; Kiss JZ; Vitalis T; Lebrand C; Dayer AG. 2012. New pool of cortical interneuron precursors in the early postnatal dorsal white matter. Cereb Cortex 22(1):86-98. [PubMed: 21616983]  [MGI Ref ID J:191180]

Ring LE; Zeltser LM. 2010. Disruption of hypothalamic leptin signaling in mice leads to early-onset obesity, but physiological adaptations in mature animals stabilize adiposity levels. J Clin Invest 120(8):2931-41. [PubMed: 20592471]  [MGI Ref ID J:163776]

Song H; Yao E; Lin C; Gacayan R; Chen MH; Chuang PT. 2012. Functional characterization of pulmonary neuroendocrine cells in lung development, injury, and tumorigenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109(43):17531-6. [PubMed: 23047698]  [MGI Ref ID J:190366]

Sunmonu NA; Chen L; Li JY. 2009. Misexpression of Gbx2 throughout the mesencephalon by a conditional gain-of-function transgene leads to deletion of the midbrain and cerebellum in mice. Genesis 47(10):667-673. [PubMed: 19603509]  [MGI Ref ID J:153564]

Tiozzo C; Danopoulos S; Lavarreda-Pearce M; Baptista S; Varimezova R; Al Alam D; Warburton D; Rehan V; De Langhe S; Di Cristofano A; Bellusci S; Minoo P. 2012. Embryonic epithelial Pten deletion through Nkx2.1-cre leads to thyroid tumorigenesis in a strain-dependent manner. Endocr Relat Cancer 19(2):111-22. [PubMed: 22167068]  [MGI Ref ID J:197590]

Tiozzo C; De Langhe S; Yu M; Londhe VA; Carraro G; Li M; Li C; Xing Y; Anderson S; Borok Z; Bellusci S; Minoo P. 2009. Deletion of Pten expands lung epithelial progenitor pools and confers resistance to airway injury. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 180(8):701-12. [PubMed: 19574443]  [MGI Ref ID J:167962]

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Room Number           MGL375

Colony Maintenance

Breeding & HusbandryWhen maintaining a live colony, transgenic carrier mice may be bred together, to wildtype (noncarrier) siblings, or to C57BL/6J inbred mice.
Mating System+/+ sibling x Hemizygote         (Female x Male)   23-JAN-09
Diet Information LabDiet® 5K52/5K67

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Live Mice

Price per mouse (US dollars $)GenderGenotypes Provided
Individual Mouse $232.00Female or MaleHemizygous for Tg(Nkx2-1-cre)2Sand  
Price per Pair (US dollars $)Pair Genotype
$302.00Hemizygous for Tg(Nkx2-1-cre)2Sand x Noncarrier  
$302.00Noncarrier x Hemizygous for Tg(Nkx2-1-cre)2Sand  

Standard Supply

Repository-Live represents an exclusive set of over 1500 unique mouse models across a vast array of research areas. Breeding colonies provide mice for both large and small orders and fluctuate in size depending on current demand for each strain. If a Repository strain is not immediately available, then within 2 to 3 business days, you will receive an estimated availability timeframe for your inquiry or order along with various delivery options. Repository strains typically are delivered at 4 to 8 weeks of age and will not exceed 12 weeks of age on the day of shipping. We will note and try to accommodate requests for specific ages of Repository strains but cannot guarantee provision of these strains at specific ages. However, if cohorts of mice (5 or more of one gender) are needed at a specific age range for experiments, please let us know.

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Price per mouse (US dollars $)GenderGenotypes Provided
Individual Mouse $301.60Female or MaleHemizygous for Tg(Nkx2-1-cre)2Sand  
Price per Pair (US dollars $)Pair Genotype
$392.60Hemizygous for Tg(Nkx2-1-cre)2Sand x Noncarrier  
$392.60Noncarrier x Hemizygous for Tg(Nkx2-1-cre)2Sand  

Standard Supply

Repository-Live represents an exclusive set of over 1500 unique mouse models across a vast array of research areas. Breeding colonies provide mice for both large and small orders and fluctuate in size depending on current demand for each strain. If a Repository strain is not immediately available, then within 2 to 3 business days, you will receive an estimated availability timeframe for your inquiry or order along with various delivery options. Repository strains typically are delivered at 4 to 8 weeks of age and will not exceed 12 weeks of age on the day of shipping. We will note and try to accommodate requests for specific ages of Repository strains but cannot guarantee provision of these strains at specific ages. However, if cohorts of mice (5 or more of one gender) are needed at a specific age range for experiments, please let us know.

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Standard Supply

Repository-Live represents an exclusive set of over 1500 unique mouse models across a vast array of research areas. Breeding colonies provide mice for both large and small orders and fluctuate in size depending on current demand for each strain. If a Repository strain is not immediately available, then within 2 to 3 business days, you will receive an estimated availability timeframe for your inquiry or order along with various delivery options. Repository strains typically are delivered at 4 to 8 weeks of age and will not exceed 12 weeks of age on the day of shipping. We will note and try to accommodate requests for specific ages of Repository strains but cannot guarantee provision of these strains at specific ages. However, if cohorts of mice (5 or more of one gender) are needed at a specific age range for experiments, please let us know.

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