Strain Name:

B6.129S2(Cg)-Bdnftm1Krj/J

Stock Number:

021055

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These mice possess loxP sites flanking exon 5 of the brain derived neurotrophic factor (Bdnf) gene, as well as a Cre recombinase-mediated beta-galactosidase reporter and have applications in studies of neuronal survival and differentiation, synaptic function and behavior.

Description

Strain Information

Type Congenic; Mutant Strain; Targeted Mutation;
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Mating SystemHeterozygote x Heterozygote         (Female x Male)   02-APR-13
Specieslaboratory mouse
GenerationN10+pN1 (29-APR-13)
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Donating Investigator Kevin R. Jones,   University of Colorado- Boulder

Description
Brain derived neurotrophic factor is important for survival of neurons, regulates neuronal differentiation and is involved in synaptic plasticity as well as mediation of food intake and body weight. These mice possess loxP sites on either side of exon 5 of the targeted gene, with polyadenylation sequence upstream of the 3' loxP site, and lacZ downstream of the 3' loxP site. Mice that are homozygous for this allele are viable, obese and are poor breeders. The Donating Investigator reports that homozygotes exhibit subtle neurological abnormalities. The phenotype of homozygotes is probably due to disruption by insertion of lacZ and loxP sites into the locus. When these mutant mice are bred to mice that express Cre recombinase, resulting offspring will have exon 5 deleted and express lacZ in the cre-expressing tissues.

When bred to mice carrying Tg(Wnt1-cre)11Rth (see Stock No. 009107 for example) Cre recombinase expression in midbrain/neural tube results in exhibit hindlimb clutching, poor rotarod performance, and alterations in the substantia nigra.

Development
A targeting vector designed by Dr. Kevin R. Jones (University of Colorado, Boulder) was used to flank exon 5 with loxP sites and insert a polyadenylation sequence upstream of the 3' loxP site, and lacZ and a FRT site flanked PGK-NEO cassette downstream of the 3' loxP site. This construct was electroporated into 129S2/SvPas derived D3 embryonic stem (ES) cells. Correctly targeted ES cells were injected into blastocysts. The resulting chimeric animals were crossed to C57BL/6 mice. The mice were then crossed to a strain on an unspecified genetic background (containing B6 and SJL). The mice were then backcrossed to C57BL/6 for more than 10 generations. Upon arrival at The Jackson Laboratory, the mice were crossed to C57BL/6J (Stock No. 000664) at least once to establish the colony.

Control Information

  Control
   000664 C57BL/6J
 
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Related Strains

Strains carrying other alleles of Bdnf
002266   B6.129S4-Bdnftm1Jae/J
002267   STOCK Bdnftm1Jae/J
004339   STOCK Bdnftm3Jae/J
View Strains carrying other alleles of Bdnf     (3 strains)

Phenotype

Phenotype Information

View Related Disease (OMIM) Terms

Related Disease (OMIM) Terms provided by MGI
- Potential model based on gene homology relationships. Phenotypic similarity to the human disease has not been tested.
Bulimia Nervosa, Susceptibility to, 1; BULN1   (BDNF)
Bulimia Nervosa, Susceptibility to, 2; BULN2   (BDNF)
Central Hypoventilation Syndrome, Congenital; CCHS   (BDNF)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; OCD   (BDNF)
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Mammalian Phenotype Terms provided by MGI
      assigned by genotype

The following phenotype information may relate to a genetic background differing from this JAX® Mice strain.

Bdnftm1Krj/Bdnftm1Krj

        involves: 129S2/SvPas * C57BL/6
  • nervous system phenotype
  • *normal* nervous system phenotype
    • dendritic arborization of layer 2/3 pyramidal neurons in the visual cortex is normal at 3 weeks and at 4 months   (MGI Ref ID J:184139)
    • basal response properties of the visual cortex are normal   (MGI Ref ID J:184139)
    • abnormal GABAergic neuron morphology
      • GABAergic innervation of the visual cortex is deficient   (MGI Ref ID J:184139)
    • abnormal dendrite morphology
      • distal segment density of both basal and apical dendrites is elevated at 4 months of age   (MGI Ref ID J:184139)
      • spine length and head diameter are not altered at 4 months as they are in controls   (MGI Ref ID J:184139)
    • abnormal nervous system physiology
      • recovery from monocular deprivation in the visual cortex fails to occur as expected   (MGI Ref ID J:184139)
      • maintenance of cortical responsiveness is impaired   (MGI Ref ID J:184139)
      • abnormal nervous system electrophysiology
        • spontaneous firing rate deviates from controls   (MGI Ref ID J:184139)

The following phenotype relates to a compound genotype created using this strain.
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Bdnftm1Krj/Bdnftm1Lfr Tg(Wnt1-cre)11Rth/0

        involves: 129S2/SvPas * C57BL/6 * CBA   (conditional)
  • behavior/neurological phenotype
  • impaired coordination
    • at 4 - 5 weeks of age performance on the rotarod test is impaired   (MGI Ref ID J:99291)
  • limb grasping
    • at 1 month of age 78% of mutants clutch compared to 8% of wild-type mice and by 6 months all mutants clutch compared to 16% of wild-type   (MGI Ref ID J:99291)
  • nervous system phenotype
  • abnormal substantia nigra morphology
    • tyrosine hydroxylase-positive neurons are reduced by about 27% and 23% at postnatal day 0 and 120, respectively and appear disorganized   (MGI Ref ID J:99291)
    • the extent of the substantia nigra pars compacta appears reduced in coronal sections but the density of calbindin-positive neurons appears increased   (MGI Ref ID J:99291)

Bdnftm1Krj/Bdnf+ Emx1tm1(cre)Krj/Emx1+

        involves: 129S2/SvPas * C57BL/6J   (conditional)
  • growth/size/body phenotype
  • *normal* growth/size/body phenotype
    • forebrain specific heterozygotes do not become obese unlike mice heterozygous for Bdnftm1Lfr   (MGI Ref ID J:84683)
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Research Applications
This mouse can be used to support research in many areas including:

Neurobiology Research
lacZ expression in neural tissue
Cre-lox System
      loxP-flanked Sequences

Research Tools
lacZ Expression
Cre-lox System
      loxP-flanked Sequences: Test/Reporter
Diabetes and Obesity Research
      lacZ

Genes & Alleles

Gene & Allele Information provided by MGI

 
Allele Symbol Bdnftm1Krj
Allele Name targeted mutation 1, Kevin R Jones
Allele Type Targeted (Floxed/Frt)
Common Name(s) BDNFlox; Bdnfklox;
Strain of Origin129S2/SvPas
Site of ExpressionNeural tissue.
Gene Symbol and Name Bdnf, brain derived neurotrophic factor
Chromosome 2
Gene Common Name(s) ANON2; BULN2;
Molecular Note A targeting construct was designed to flank the pro encoding region and mature hormone-encoding region of exon V with loxP sites, with a trimerized polyadenylation signal upstream of the 3' loxP sequence and a lacZ gene and FRT-flanked neomycin resistance cassette downstream of the 3' loxP sequence. Cre mediated excision would enable transcription and translation of lacZ in place of Bdnf. [MGI Ref ID J:84683]

Genotyping

Genotyping Information

Genotyping Protocols

Bdnftm1Krj, Standard PCR
Generic Neo Melt Curve Analysis, Melt Curve Analysis


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References

References provided by MGI

Selected Reference(s)

Gorski JA; Zeiler SR; Tamowski S; Jones KR. 2003. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor is required for the maintenance of cortical dendrites. J Neurosci 23(17):6856-65. [PubMed: 12890780]  [MGI Ref ID J:84683]

Additional References

Bdnftm1Krj related

An JJ; Gharami K; Liao GY; Woo NH; Lau AG; Vanevski F; Torre ER; Jones KR; Feng Y; Lu B; Xu B. 2008. Distinct role of long 3' UTR BDNF mRNA in spine morphology and synaptic plasticity in hippocampal neurons. Cell 134(1):175-87. [PubMed: 18614020]  [MGI Ref ID J:138312]

Baquet ZC; Bickford PC; Jones KR. 2005. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor is required for the establishment of the proper number of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta. J Neurosci 25(26):6251-9. [PubMed: 15987955]  [MGI Ref ID J:99291]

Baquet ZC; Gorski JA; Jones KR. 2004. Early striatal dendrite deficits followed by neuron loss with advanced age in the absence of anterograde cortical brain-derived neurotrophic factor. J Neurosci 24(17):4250-8. [PubMed: 15115821]  [MGI Ref ID J:96903]

Baydyuk M; Russell T; Liao GY; Zang K; An JJ; Reichardt LF; Xu B. 2011. TrkB receptor controls striatal formation by regulating the number of newborn striatal neurons. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108(4):1669-74. [PubMed: 21205893]  [MGI Ref ID J:168326]

Baydyuk M; Xie Y; Tessarollo L; Xu B. 2013. Midbrain-derived neurotrophins support survival of immature striatal projection neurons. J Neurosci 33(8):3363-9. [PubMed: 23426664]  [MGI Ref ID J:194255]

De Chiara V; Motta C; Rossi S; Studer V; Barbieri F; Lauro D; Bernardi G; Centonze D. 2013. Interleukin-1beta alters the sensitivity of cannabinoid CB1 receptors controlling glutamate transmission in the striatum. Neuroscience 250:232-9. [PubMed: 23856068]  [MGI Ref ID J:207046]

English CN; Vigers AJ; Jones KR. 2012. Genetic evidence that brain-derived neurotrophic factor mediates competitive interactions between individual cortical neurons. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109(47):19456-61. [PubMed: 23129644]  [MGI Ref ID J:192261]

Fox EA; Biddinger JE; Jones KR; McAdams J; Worman A. 2013. Mechanism of hyperphagia contributing to obesity in brain-derived neurotrophic factor knockout mice. Neuroscience 229:176-99. [PubMed: 23069761]  [MGI Ref ID J:193539]

Gorski JA; Balogh SA; Wehner JM; Jones KR. 2003. Learning deficits in forebrain-restricted brain-derived neurotrophic factor mutant mice. Neuroscience 121(2):341-54. [PubMed: 14521993]  [MGI Ref ID J:100000]

Kaneko M; Xie Y; An JJ; Stryker MP; Xu B. 2012. Dendritic BDNF synthesis is required for late-phase spine maturation and recovery of cortical responses following sensory deprivation. J Neurosci 32(14):4790-802. [PubMed: 22492034]  [MGI Ref ID J:184139]

Rocha-Sanchez SM; Morris KA; Kachar B; Nichols D; Fritzsch B; Beisel KW. 2007. Developmental expression of Kcnq4 in vestibular neurons and neurosensory epithelia. Brain Res 1139:117-25. [PubMed: 17292869]  [MGI Ref ID J:118633]

Strand AD; Baquet ZC; Aragaki AK; Holmans P; Yang L; Cleren C; Beal MF; Jones L; Kooperberg C; Olson JM; Jones KR. 2007. Expression profiling of Huntington's disease models suggests that brain-derived neurotrophic factor depletion plays a major role in striatal degeneration. J Neurosci 27(43):11758-68. [PubMed: 17959817]  [MGI Ref ID J:127037]

Vigers AJ; Amin DS; Talley-Farnham T; Gorski JA; Xu B; Jones KR. 2012. Sustained expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor is required for maintenance of dendritic spines and normal behavior. Neuroscience 212:1-18. [PubMed: 22542678]  [MGI Ref ID J:184800]

Waterhouse EG; An JJ; Orefice LL; Baydyuk M; Liao GY; Zheng K; Lu B; Xu B. 2012. BDNF promotes differentiation and maturation of adult-born neurons through GABAergic transmission. J Neurosci 32(41):14318-30. [PubMed: 23055503]  [MGI Ref ID J:190905]

Health & husbandry

Health & Colony Maintenance Information

Animal Health Reports

Room Number           FGB27

Colony Maintenance

Breeding & HusbandryWhen maintaining a live colony, these mice can be bred as heterozygotes. Homozygotes are viable, but are obese and breed poorly.
Mating SystemHeterozygote x Heterozygote         (Female x Male)   02-APR-13
Diet Information LabDiet® 5K52/5K67

Pricing and Purchasing

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Price per mouse (US dollars $)GenderGenotypes Provided
Individual Mouse $232.00Female or MaleHeterozygous for Bdnftm1Krj  
$232.00Female or MaleHomozygous for Bdnftm1Krj  
Price per Pair (US dollars $)Pair Genotype
$464.00Heterozygous for Bdnftm1Krj x Heterozygous for Bdnftm1Krj  

Standard Supply

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Price per mouse (US dollars $)GenderGenotypes Provided
Individual Mouse $301.60Female or MaleHeterozygous for Bdnftm1Krj  
$301.60Female or MaleHomozygous for Bdnftm1Krj  
Price per Pair (US dollars $)Pair Genotype
$603.20Heterozygous for Bdnftm1Krj x Heterozygous for Bdnftm1Krj  

Standard Supply

Repository-Live.
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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Repository-Live.
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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