Historically, the 129 inbred mice are known for the high incidence of spontaneous testicular teratomas, though the incidence differs between substrains. (1-3% in 129 parental substrains; 30% in teratoma substrains.) More recently 129 mice are widely used in the production of targeted mutations due to the availability of multiple embryonic stem cell lines derived from them. There is major genetic variation within the 129 "family", which has led to an update of the nomenclature and a division of the substrains into three major groups: parental substrains (129P), steel substrains (129S) and "teratoma" substrains (129T).
The teratoma family of 129 sublines was derived from an outcross of the parental 129/Sv to a hybrid (WC x C57BL/6) to introduce the dominant spotting mutation (KitW). After 8 generations of backcrossing to 129/Sv a higher incidence of testicular teratomas was observed. The subline became the 129T1/Sv-Oca2+ Tyrc-ch Dnd1Ter/J substrain (#000091). In 1992 E.M. Simpson selected against the ter allele to establish the present substrain which was transferred to the Jackson Laboratory in 1993.
Investigators using 129 substrains for targeted mutagenesis should be careful in the selection of the appropriate 129 substrain to match the embryonic stem cell line. For a complete history of the numerous 129 substrains, see Simpson, et al., 1997.
Derived from strain 129T1/Sv-Oca2+ Tyrc-ch Dnd1Ter/J (#000091) and selected for the wild type of the Dnd1Ter by E.M. Simpson in 1992.
|Allele Synonym(s)||Disc1129S6; Disc1delta6|
|Gene Symbol and Name||Disc1, disrupted in schizophrenia 1|
|Gene Synonym(s)||C1orf136; SCZD9|
|Strain of Origin||various|
|General Note||This deletion appears in multiple strains of the 129 superfamily, 101/RI, BTBR T+ tf/J, LP/J, FVB/NJ, SJL/J, SWR/J and DDY/JclSidSeyFrkJ (J:111837, J:195189).|
|Molecular Note||A 25 bp deletion of the locus causes a frame shift in the reading frame, resulting in 13 novel amino acids and a premature stop codon at exon 7.|
|Please inquire about possible genotypes.|
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