These Csnk1e (casein kinase 1, epsilon), CK1epsilonflox2-3, mutant mice may be useful in generating conditional mutations for studying circadian rhythm and behavior.
David R. Weaver, Univ of Massachusetts Medical School
These mice possess loxP sites on either side of exons 2 and 3 of the targeted gene. Mice that are homozygous for this conditional allele are viable, fertile, normal in size and do not display any gross physical or behavioral abnormalities. When these mutant mice are bred to mice that express Cre recombinase, resulting offspring will have exons 2 and 3 deleted in the cre-expressing tissue(s). This mutant mouse strain may be useful in generating conditional mutations for studying circadian rhythm and behavior.
A loxP site flanked targeting vector containing neomycin resistance and thymidine kinase genes was utilized in the construction of this mutant. This selection cassette was inserted upstream of exon 2 of the targeted gene, and another loxP site was inserted downstream of exon 3. This construct was electroporated into 129S4/SvJae derived J1 embryonic stem (ES) cells. Correctly targeted ES cells were injected into C57BL/6J blastocysts. The resulting chimeric animals were crossed to C57BL/6J mice, and then backcrossed to C57BL/6 for 10 generations. Upon arrival at The Jackson Laboratory, the mice were crossed with C57BL/6J once to establish the colony.
|Allele Name||targeted mutation 1, David R Weaver|
|Allele Type||Targeted (Conditional ready (e.g. floxed), No functional change)|
|Gene Symbol and Name||Csnk1e, casein kinase 1, epsilon|
|Strain of Origin||129S4/SvJae|
|Molecular Note||A floxed neo cassette was inserted upstream of exon 2 and a loxP site was inserted downstream of exon 3. Transient cre expression in ES cells removed the neo cassette leaving exons 2 and 3 floxed.|
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David Weaver, Univ of Massachusetts Medical School
When maintaining a live colony, these mice can be bred as homozygotes.
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