Strain Name:

B6N.129(Cg)-Mecp2tm1.1Joez/J

Stock Number:

017741

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The amino acid mutation T158A was introduced into exon 4 of the mouse methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (Mecp2) gene, resulting in a phenotypic pattern similar to that observed in patients with Rett Syndrome.

Description

Strain Information

Type Congenic; Mutant Strain; Targeted Mutation;
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Mating SystemHeterozygote x Wild-type         (Female x Male)   19-JUN-12
Specieslaboratory mouse
GenerationN10p+N1F1N2 (17-DEC-13)
Generation Definitions
 
Donating Investigator Zhaolan (Joe) Zhou,   University of Pennsylvania

Description
These Mecp2T158A mice contain a missense mutation in exon 4 of the endogenous methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (Mecp2) gene. This mutation introduces the amino acid mutation T158A in the methyl CpG binding domain (MBD) of MeCP2, analogous to a MECP2 mutation found in humans with Rett Syndrome (RTT). RTT is an X-linked neurodevelopmental disorder that can be caused by mutations in the Mecp2 gene. Hemizygous males with the T158A mutation exhibit hypoactivity, poor motor control, irregular breathing, altered anxiety, and impaired learning and memory after 5-6 weeks of age. They are infertile and have a shortened lifespan, with 50% of males dying by 4 months of age. Symptoms in heterozygous females are obvious after 17 weeks of age. Heterozygous females are viable and fertile. The differences seen between the sexes is because Mecp2 is an X-linked gene. Due to X-chromosome inactivation, heterozygous females have mosaic expression of wild-type MeCP2.

Development
A targeting construct was designed to insert a loxP-flanked neomycin (neo) resistance cassette upstream of exon 4 of the methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (Mecp2) gene. This mutation introduces the amino acid mutation T158A found in humans carrying the neurodevelopmental disorder Rett Syndrome (RTT). This targeting construct was electroporated into 129Sv derived embryonic stem (ES) cells and correctly targeted ES cells were injected into C57BL/6 blastocysts. Chimeric males were bred to C57BL/6 females and offspring were bred to B6.FVB-Tg(EIIa-cre)C5379Lmgd/J transgenic mice (Stock No. 003724) to remove the neo cassette. The resulting offspring were backcrossed to C57BL/6NCrL for at least 10 generations. Upon arrival at The Jackson Laboratory, mutant mice were bred to C57BL/6NJ mice (Stock No. 005304) for at least one generation to establish the colony.

Control Information

  Control
   Wild-type from the colony
   005304 C57BL/6NJ (approximate)
 
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Related Strains

View Strains carrying other alleles of Mecp2     (10 strains)

Phenotype

Phenotype Information

View Related Disease (OMIM) Terms

Related Disease (OMIM) Terms provided by MGI
- Model with phenotypic similarity to human disease where etiologies involve orthologs. Human genes are associated with this disease. Orthologs of those genes appear in the mouse genotype(s).
Rett Syndrome; RTT
- Potential model based on gene homology relationships. Phenotypic similarity to the human disease has not been tested.
Angelman Syndrome; AS   (MECP2)
Autism, Susceptibility to, X-Linked 3; AUTSX3   (MECP2)
Encephalopathy, Neonatal Severe, Due to Mecp2 Mutations   (MECP2)
Lubs X-Linked Mental Retardation Syndrome; MRXSL   (MECP2)
Mental Retardation, X-Linked, Syndromic 13; MRXS13   (MECP2)
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Mammalian Phenotype Terms provided by MGI
      assigned by genotype

Mecp2tm1.1Joez/Mecp2+

        B6.129-Mecp2tm1.1Joez
  • mortality/aging
  • *normal* mortality/aging
    • mice exhibit normal survival   (MGI Ref ID J:181311)
  • behavior/neurological phenotype
  • abnormal behavior
    • mice exhibit RTT-like symptoms after 17 weeks of age   (MGI Ref ID J:181311)
    • hypoactivity
      • at 20, but not 12, weeks of age   (MGI Ref ID J:181311)
  • growth/size/body phenotype
  • increased body weight   (MGI Ref ID J:181311)

Mecp2tm1.1Joez/Y

        B6.129-Mecp2tm1.1Joez
  • mortality/aging
  • premature death
    • 50% of mice die by 16 weeks of age   (MGI Ref ID J:181311)
  • behavior/neurological phenotype
  • abnormal behavior
    • mice exhibit RTT-like symptoms after 5 weeks of age   (MGI Ref ID J:181311)
    • abnormal gait
      • with splaying hind limbs upon movement   (MGI Ref ID J:181311)
    • abnormal motor learning
      • impaired motor learning on a rotarod   (MGI Ref ID J:181311)
    • akinesia   (MGI Ref ID J:181311)
    • decreased anxiety-related response
      • in an elevated zero maze   (MGI Ref ID J:181311)
    • hypoactivity
    • impaired contextual conditioning behavior   (MGI Ref ID J:181311)
    • impaired coordination
    • impaired cued conditioning behavior   (MGI Ref ID J:181311)
    • limb grasping
      • at 13 weeks of age   (MGI Ref ID J:181311)
    • seizures
      • occasionally after 5 weeks of age   (MGI Ref ID J:181311)
  • nervous system phenotype
  • abnormal brain wave pattern
    • at P30, mice exhibit reduction in event-related power in delta, sigma and alpha low-frequencies compared with wild-type mice   (MGI Ref ID J:181311)
    • at P30, mice exhibit less of an increase in phase-locking factor at delta and high gamma frequencies compared with wild-type mice   (MGI Ref ID J:181311)
    • at P90, awake mice exhibit increased high-gamma frequency oscillation power compared with wild-type mice   (MGI Ref ID J:181311)
    • at P90, mice exhibit an increase in latency of P1, N1 and P2 peaks and reduction in the amplitudes of the N1 and P2 peaks of event-related potential compared with wild-type mice   (MGI Ref ID J:181311)
    • at P90, mice exhibit attenuated event-related power in both low- and high-frequency oscillation compared with wild-type mice   (MGI Ref ID J:181311)
    • at P90, mice exhibit less of an increase in phase-locking factor at all frequencies compared with wild-type mice   (MGI Ref ID J:181311)
    • however, mice exhibit normal power and event-related potential at P30   (MGI Ref ID J:181311)
  • decreased brain weight
    • at P30 and P90   (MGI Ref ID J:181311)
  • seizures
    • occasionally after 5 weeks of age   (MGI Ref ID J:181311)
  • growth/size/body phenotype
  • decreased body weight
    • between 4 and 8 weeks of age   (MGI Ref ID J:181311)
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Research Applications
This mouse can be used to support research in many areas including:

Neurobiology Research
Behavioral and Learning Defects
      high anxiety
Neurodevelopmental Defects
      Rett's syndrome

Reproductive Biology Research
Fertility Defects
      males only

Genes & Alleles

Gene & Allele Information provided by MGI

 
Allele Symbol Mecp2tm1.1Joez
Allele Name targeted mutation 1.1, Zhaolan Zhou
Allele Type Targeted
Common Name(s) MeCP2 T158A; Mecp2T158A;
Mutation Made By Zhaolan (Joe) Zhou,   University of Pennsylvania
Strain of Origin129
Promoter Mecp2, methyl CpG binding protein 2, mouse, laboratory
Molecular Note A targeting construct was designed to insert a loxP-flanked neomycin (neo) resistance cassette upstream of exon 4. A point mutation was introduced in exon 4, resulting in the amino acid mutation, T158A, found in humans carrying the neurodevelopmental disorder Rett Syndrome (RTT). An additional point mutation was introduced at codon 160 to produce a silent mutation that allowed for identification of targeted ES cells. Cre-mediated recombination removed the neo cassette. [MGI Ref ID J:181311]

Genotyping

Genotyping Information

Genotyping Protocols

Generic Cre Melt Curve Analysis,

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Generic Cre Melt Curve Analysis, Melt Curve Analysis
Mecp2tm1.1Joez, End Point Analysis


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References

References provided by MGI

Selected Reference(s)

Goffin D; Allen M; Zhang L; Amorim M; Wang IT; Reyes AR; Mercado-Berton A; Ong C; Cohen S; Hu L; Blendy JA; Carlson GC; Siegel SJ; Greenberg ME; Zhou Z. 2012. Rett syndrome mutation MeCP2 T158A disrupts DNA binding, protein stability and ERP responses. Nat Neurosci 15(2):274-83. [PubMed: 22119903]  [MGI Ref ID J:181311]

Additional References

Mecp2tm1.1Joez related

Bissonnette JM; Schaevitz LR; Knopp SJ; Zhou Z. 2014. Respiratory phenotypes are distinctly affected in mice with common Rett syndrome mutations MeCP2 T158A and R168X. Neuroscience 267:166-76. [PubMed: 24626160]  [MGI Ref ID J:209639]

Wang IT; Reyes AR; Zhou Z. 2013. Neuronal morphology in MeCP2 mouse models is intrinsically variable and depends on age, cell type, and Mecp2 mutation. Neurobiol Dis 58C:3-12. [PubMed: 23659895]  [MGI Ref ID J:197982]

Health & husbandry

Health & Colony Maintenance Information

Animal Health Reports

Room Number           AX18

Colony Maintenance

Breeding & HusbandryWhen maintaining a live colony, heterozygous females may be bred to wildtype males. Hemizygous males are infertile and have a shortened lifespan, with 50% of males dying by 4 months of age.
Mating SystemHeterozygote x Wild-type         (Female x Male)   19-JUN-12
Diet Information LabDiet® 5K20

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Price per mouse (US dollars $)GenderGenotypes Provided
Individual Mouse $199.90MaleHemizygous for Mecp2tm1.1Joez  
$199.90FemaleHeterozygous for Mecp2tm1.1Joez  
Price per Pair (US dollars $)Pair Genotype
$271.90Heterozygous for Mecp2tm1.1Joez x Wild-type for Mecp2tm1.1Joez  

Standard Supply

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Price per mouse (US dollars $)GenderGenotypes Provided
Individual Mouse $259.90MaleHemizygous for Mecp2tm1.1Joez  
$259.90FemaleHeterozygous for Mecp2tm1.1Joez  
Price per Pair (US dollars $)Pair Genotype
$353.50Heterozygous for Mecp2tm1.1Joez x Wild-type for Mecp2tm1.1Joez  

Standard Supply

Repository-Live.
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.
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.

Control Information

  Control
   Wild-type from the colony
   005304 C57BL/6NJ (approximate)
 
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