Strain Name:

B6.129(Cg)-Arctm1.1(cre/ERT2)Luo/J

Stock Number:

021881

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Common Names: ArcCreER;    
The ArcCreER knock-in/knockout allele was designed to both abolish expression of the Arc immediate early gene and direct expression of the CreERT2 fusion protein from the Arc promoter/enhancer elements. These mice are a Cre-lox tool that allows inducible Cre expression in Arc-expressing cells/tissues; including neurons activated by specific somatosensory, visual, and auditory stimuli. Immediate early genes (IEGs) are the connection between gene expression and a neuron's electrical/synaptic activity (which defines the neuron's response properties).

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Strain Information

Type Congenic; Targeted Mutation;
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Mating SystemWild-type x Heterozygote         (Female x Male)   16-JUL-13
Mating SystemHeterozygote x Wild-type         (Female x Male)   16-JUL-13
Specieslaboratory mouse
Generation?+pN3f3 (17-SEP-13)
Generation Definitions
 
Donating InvestigatorDr. Liqun Luo,   Stanford University, HHMI

Description
The ArcCreER knock-in/knockout allele was designed to both abolish activity regulated cytoskeletal-associated protein (Arc) gene function and express CreERT2 (CreERT2) fusion protein from the endogenous Arc promoter/enhancer elements. The donating investigator did not determine if endogenous gene mRNA/protein is expressed from the mutant allele. CreERT2 fusion protein activity is inducible; observed following tamoxifen administration. When ArcCreER mice are bred with mice containing loxP-flanked sequences, tamoxifen-inducible Cre-mediated recombination will result in deletion of floxed sequences in the Arc-expressing cells of the offspring.

Specifically, the donating investigator reports that following tamoxifen induction, Cre recombinase activity is observed in active populations of neurons in the brain in a pattern consistent with endogenous Arc expression. Some CreERT2 activity is observed in the brain prior to tamoxifen exposure (sub-populations of neurons in the brain, including in layer 6 neocortical cells and dentate gyrus granule cells, as well as sparser populations of other cell types). Additionally, a small number of offspring show Cre recombinase activity in the germline (both with or without tamoxifen). The donating investigator did not examine CreERT2 activity in tissues other than brain.

While other Arc null mutations are published with behavioral/neurological defects and embryonic lethality, the donating investigator reports that ArcCreER homozygotes are viable and fertile with no behavioral/neurological defects grossly observed. More detailed behavioral/physiological characterization of homozygous mice has not been evaluated to date (April 2013).

The Cre-ERT2 fusion protein consists of Cre recombinase fused to a triple mutant form of the human estrogen receptor which does not bind its natural ligand (17β-estradiol) at physiological concentrations but will bind the synthetic estrogen receptor ligands 4-hydroxytamoxifen (OHT or tamoxifen) and, with lesser sensitivity, ICI 182780. Restricted to the cytoplasm, Cre-ERT2 can only gain access to the nuclear compartment after exposure to tamoxifen. To counteract the mixed estrogen agonist effects of tamoxifen injections, which can result in late fetal abortions in pregnant mice, progesterone may be coadministered.

Development
A targeting vector was designed to insert a CreERT2-SV40 polyA cassette followed by an FRT5-flanked pSV40-NeoR-pA cassette into the the translational start site of the activity regulated cytoskeletal-associated protein gene (Arc). The CreERT2 fusion gene (Cre-ERT2) is Cre recombinase fused to a G400V/M543A/L544A triple mutation of the human estrogen receptor ligand binding domain. The targeting event displaced the introns and coding regions and replaced the endogenous 3prime UTRs (which contribute to mRNA destabilization and to Arc mRNA dendritic trafficking) with an exogenous SV40 polyadenylation signal (to promote high-level expression). All sequences 5prime to the translational start site are retained. The construct was electroporated into (129X1/SvJ x 129S1/Sv)F1-Kitl+-derived R1 embryonic stem (ES) cells. Correctly targeted ES cells were injected into recipient blastocysts. The resulting chimeric animals were bred to germline-active GFP-FlpO transgenic mice (mixed genetic background of CD1;FVB;C57BL/6) to delete the FRT5-flanked pSV40-NeoR-pA cassette. The resulting ArcCreER (ArcCreERT2) mice were bred with C57BL/6J wildtype mice for at least six generations (and the GFP-FlpO transgene was removed) prior to sending to The Jackson Laboratory Repository in 2013. Upon arrival, males were used to cryopreserve sperm. To establish the living ArcCreER mouse colony, an aliquot of the frozen sperm was used to fertilize oocytes from C57BL/6J inbred females (Stock No. 000664).

Control Information

  Control
   Wild-type from the colony
   000664 C57BL/6J
 
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017611   129-Mcm2tm1(cre/ERT2)Scpr/J
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
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
022356   B6(129X1)-Tg(Cd4-cre/ERT2)11Gnri/J
013730   B6(Cg)-Calb2tm2.1(cre/ERT2)Zjh/J
010705   B6(Cg)-Dlx5tm1(cre/ERT2)Zjh/J
013048   B6(Cg)-Etv1tm1.1(cre/ERT2)Zjh/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
026512   B6(Cg)-Tg(TPO-cre/ERT2)1139Tyj/J
018867   B6.129(Cg)-Axin2tm1(cre/ERT2)Rnu/J
021882   B6.129(Cg)-Fostm1.1(cre/ERT2)Luo/J
008463   B6.129-Gt(ROSA)26Sortm1(cre/ERT2)Tyj/J
020940   B6.129P2(C)-Cx3cr1tm2.1(cre/ERT2)Jung/J
021160   B6.129P2(Cg)-Cx3cr1tm2.1(cre/ERT)Litt/WganJ
027116   B6.129P2-Cd19tm1(cre/ERT2)Rsky/J
008875   B6.129P2-Lgr5tm1(cre/ERT2)Cle/J
016934   B6.129P2-Lgr6tm2.1(cre/ERT2)Cle/J
016222   B6.129S(Cg)-Id2tm1.1(cre/ERT2)Blh/ZhuJ
005623   B6.129S6-Shhtm2(cre/ERT2)Cjt/J
019148   B6.Cg-Acantm1(cre/ERT2)Crm/J
012360   B6.Cg-Erbb4tm1.1(cre/ERT2)Aibs/J
023676   B6.Cg-Hprttm331(Ple275-icre/ERT2)Ems/Mmjax
023677   B6.Cg-Hprttm332(Ple272-icre/ERT2)Ems/Mmjax
023678   B6.Cg-Hprttm333(Ple281-icre/ERT2)Ems/Mmjax
023679   B6.Cg-Hprttm334(Ple279-icre/ERT2)Ems/Mmjax
023680   B6.Cg-Hprttm335(Ple277-icre/ERT2)Ems/Mmjax
023681   B6.Cg-Hprttm336(Ple134-icre/ERT2)Ems/Mmjax
023682   B6.Cg-Hprttm337(Ple285-icre/ERT2)Ems/Mmjax
023683   B6.Cg-Hprttm338(Ple284-icre/ERT2)Ems/Mmjax
023684   B6.Cg-Hprttm339(Ple280-icre/ERT2)Ems/Mmjax
023685   B6.Cg-Hprttm340(Ple252-icre/ERT2)Ems/Mmjax
023686   B6.Cg-Hprttm341(Ple273-icre/ERT2)Ems/Mmjax
023687   B6.Cg-Hprttm342(Ple282-icre/ERT2)Ems/Mmjax
023688   B6.Cg-Hprttm343(Ple270-icre/ERT2)Ems/Mmjax
023689   B6.Cg-Hprttm344(Ple5-icre/ERT2)Ems/Mmjax
023690   B6.Cg-Hprttm345(icre/ERT2)Ems/Mmjax
023691   B6.Cg-Hprttm346(Ple264-icre/ERT2)Ems/Mmjax
023692   B6.Cg-Hprttm347(Ple155-icre/ERT2)Ems/Mmjax
023693   B6.Cg-Hprttm348(Ple265-icre/ERT2)Ems/Mmjax
023694   B6.Cg-Hprttm349(Ple293-icre/ERT2)Ems/Mmjax
023695   B6.Cg-Hprttm350(Ple232-icre/ERT2)Ems/Mmjax
023696   B6.Cg-Hprttm351(Ple198-icre/ERT2)Ems/Mmjax
023697   B6.Cg-Hprttm352(Ple291-icre/ERT2)Ems/Mmjax
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
021189   B6.Cg-Pvalbtm1.1(cre/ERT2)Hze/J
022865   B6.Cg-Trib2tm1.1(cre/ERT2)Hze/J
022357   B6.Cg-Tg(Arc-cre/ERT2)MRhn/CdnyJ
026516   B6.Cg-Tg(Avil-cre/ERT2)AJwo/J
022390   B6.Cg-Tg(CDX2-Cre/ERT2)752Erf/J
016241   B6.Cg-Tg(Col1a1-cre/ERT2)1Crm/J
016237   B6.Cg-Tg(Col1a2-cre/ERT)7Cpd/J
024709   B6.Cg-Tg(Ins1-cre/ERT)1Lphi/J
007606   B6.Cg-Tg(Thy1-cre/ERT2,-EYFP)AGfng/J
021961   B6;129-Abcg2tm3.1(cre/ERT2)Bsor/J
010531   B6;129-Bmi1tm1(cre/ERT)Mrc/J
004847   B6;129-Gt(ROSA)26Sortm1(cre/ERT)Nat/J
010557   B6;129-Gt(ROSA)26Sortm3(rtTA,tetO-cre/ERT)Nat/J
024475   B6;129-Myod1tm1.1(cre/ERT,TVA)Gcg/J
008363   B6;129-Nefltm1(cre/ERT)Nat/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
010985   B6;129P-Klf3tm1(cre/ERT2)Pzg/J
015854   B6;129P2-Foxl2tm1(GFP/cre/ERT2)Pzg/J
014541   B6;129S-Nos1tm1.1(cre/ERT2)Zjh/J
010987   B6;129S-Sox18tm1(GFP/cre/ERT2)Pzg/J
017593   B6;129S-Sox2tm1(cre/ERT2)Hoch/J
014551   B6;129S4-Dlx1tm1(cre/ERT2)Zjh/J
012464   B6;129S4-Foxd1tm2(GFP/cre/ERT2)Amc/J
009576   B6;129S4-Et(cre/ERT2)278Rdav/J
024948   B6;129S6-Gdnftm1(cre/ERT2)Cos/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
025809   B6;CBA-Tg(Fgfr3-icre/ERT2)4-2Wdr/J
025808   B6;CBA-Tg(Nkx2-1-cre/ERT2)1Kess/J
024768   B6;CBA-Tg(Upk2-icre/ERT2)1Ccc/J
007610   B6;SJL-Tg(Thy1-cre/ERT2,-EYFP)VGfng/J
016225   B6N.129S6(Cg)-Scgb1a1tm1(cre/ERT)Blh/J
010550   B6N.FVB-Tg(Penk-glc-2-cre/ERT2)2And/J
017743   B6N;129S-Prom1tm1(cre/ERT2)Gilb/J
025124   C57BL/6-Tg(Adipoq-cre/ERT2)1Soff/J
025867   C57BL/6J-Tg(Neurod1-cre/ERT2)M1Fcal/J
006774   FVB-Tg(Col2a1-cre/ERT)KA3Smac/J
024760   FVB/N-Tg(Ddx4-cre/ERT2)1Dcas/J
012882   STOCK Ascl1tm1.1(Cre/ERT2)Jejo/J
012710   STOCK Ccktm2.1(cre/ERT2)Zjh/J
007924   STOCK En2tm4(cre/ERT2)Alj/J
016961   STOCK Foxp3tm9(EGFP/cre/ERT2)Ayr/J
010702   STOCK Gad2tm1(cre/ERT2)Zjh/J
022135   STOCK Gbx2tm1.1(cre/ERT2)Jyhl/J
007913   STOCK Gli1tm3(cre/ERT2)Alj/J
024283   STOCK Hcn4tm2.1(cre/ERT2)Sev/J
017606   STOCK Hopxtm2.1(cre/ERT2)Joe/J
018418   STOCK Lrig1tm1.1(cre/ERT2)Rjc/J
014552   STOCK Nkx2-1tm1.1(cre/ERT2)Zjh/J
017536   STOCK Nkx6-2tm1(cre/ERT2)Fsh/J
009061   STOCK Osr1tm1(EGFP/cre/ERT2)Amc/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
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
025736   STOCK Tg(Cela1-cre/ERT)1Lgdn/J
027681   STOCK Tg(Hnf1b-cre/ERT2)1Jfer/J
025520   STOCK Tg(T-cre/ERT2)1Lwd/J
View Strains carrying other alleles of cre/ERT2     (138 strains)

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Phenotype

Phenotype Information

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The following phenotype information is associated with a similar, but not exact match to this JAX® Mice strain.

Arctm1.1(cre/ERT2)Luo/Arctm1.1(cre/ERT2)Luo

        involves: 129S1/Sv * 129X1/SvJ * C57BL/6
  • no phenotypic analysis
  • *normal* no phenotypic analysis
    • mice are viable and fertile with no overt behavioral or morphological abnormalities observed; detailed analysis of homozygotes has not been performed   (MGI Ref ID J:196644)
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Research Applications
This mouse can be used to support research in many areas including:

Neurobiology Research
Cre-lox System
      Cre Recombinase expression in neural tissue
Neurotransmitter Receptor and Synaptic Vesicle Defects

Research Tools
Cre-lox System
      Cre Recombinase Expression
      Cre Recombinase Expression: Inducible
Genetics Research
      Mutagenesis and Transgenesis
      Mutagenesis and Transgenesis: Cre-lox System
      Tissue/Cell Markers
      Tissue/Cell Markers: Cre-lox System
Neurobiology Research
      cell marker

Genes & Alleles

Gene & Allele Information provided by MGI

 
Allele Symbol Arctm1.1(cre/ERT2)Luo
Allele Name targeted mutation 1.1, Liqun Luo
Allele Type Targeted (Inducible, cre- or Flp-expressing)
Common Name(s) Arc-CreER; Arc-CreERT2; ArcCreER; ArcCreERT2; ArcCreER; ArcCreERT2;
Strain of Origin(129X1/SvJ x 129S1/Sv)F1-Kitl<+>
Site of ExpressionFollowing tamoxifen induction, Cre recombinase activity is observed in active populations of neurons in the brain in a pattern consistent with endogenous Arc expression.
Expressed Gene cre/ERT2, Cre recombinase and estrogen receptor 1 (human) fusion gene,
Gene Symbol and Name Arc, activity regulated cytoskeletal-associated protein
Chromosome 15
Gene Common Name(s) Arc3.1; Arg3.1; C86064; arg 3.1; expressed sequence C86064; rg3.1;
Driver Note Arc
Inducible Note induced by tamoxifen
Molecular Note A targeting vector was designed to insert a cre/ERT2-SV40 polyA cassette followed by an FRT5-flanked pSV40-NeoR-pA cassette into the the translational start site of the activity regulated cytoskeletal-associated protein gene (Arc). The targeting event displaced the introns and coding regions and replaced the endogenous 3' UTRs (which contribute to mRNA destabilization and to Arc mRNA dendritic trafficking) with an exogenous SV40 polyadenylation signal (to promote high-level expression). All sequences 5' to the translational start site are retained. The construct was electroporated into R1 embryonic stem (ES) cells and correctly targeted ES cells were injected into recipient blastocysts. The resulting chimeric animals were bred to germline-active GFP-FlpOtransgenic mice to delete the FRT5-flanked pSV40-NeoR-pA cassette. [MGI Ref ID J:196644]
 

Genotyping

Genotyping Information

Genotyping Protocols

Arctm1.1(cre/ERT2)Luo, Standard PCR


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References

References provided by MGI

Selected Reference(s)

Guenthner CJ; Miyamichi K; Yang HH; Luo L. 2013. Permanent genetic access to transiently active neurons via TRAP: targeted recombination in active populations Neuron 78(5):773-784. [PubMed: 23764283]  [MGI Ref ID J:196644]

Health & husbandry

Health & Colony Maintenance Information

Animal Health Reports

Room Number           AX9

Colony Maintenance

Breeding & HusbandryWhen maintaining a live colony, heterozygous mice may be bred to wildtype mice from the colony or to C57BL/6J inbred mice (Stock No. 000664).
While other Arc null mutations are published with behavioral/neurological defects and embryonic lethality, the donating investigator reports that ArcCreER homozygotes are viable and fertile with no behavioral/neurological defects were grossly observed. More detailed behavioral/physiological characterization of homozygous mice has not been evaluated to date (April 2013).
Mating SystemWild-type x Heterozygote         (Female x Male)   16-JUL-13
Heterozygote x Wild-type         (Female x Male)   16-JUL-13

Pricing and Purchasing

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Live Mice

Price per mouse (US dollars $)GenderGenotypes Provided
Individual Mouse $239.00Female or MaleHeterozygous for Arctm1.1(cre/ERT2)Luo  
Price per Pair (US dollars $)Pair Genotype
$313.00Heterozygous for Arctm1.1(cre/ERT2)Luo x Wild-type for Arctm1.1(cre/ERT2)Luo  
$313.00Wild-type for Arctm1.1(cre/ERT2)Luo x Heterozygous for Arctm1.1(cre/ERT2)Luo  

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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Live Mice

Price per mouse (US dollars $)GenderGenotypes Provided
Individual Mouse $310.70Female or MaleHeterozygous for Arctm1.1(cre/ERT2)Luo  
Price per Pair (US dollars $)Pair Genotype
$406.90Heterozygous for Arctm1.1(cre/ERT2)Luo x Wild-type for Arctm1.1(cre/ERT2)Luo  
$406.90Wild-type for Arctm1.1(cre/ERT2)Luo x Heterozygous for Arctm1.1(cre/ERT2)Luo  

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

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   Wild-type from the colony
   000664 C57BL/6J
 
  Considerations for Choosing Controls
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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.


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