These B1-8i mutant mice carry two copies of VHDHJH gene arrangements in their immunoglobulin heavy chain complex (IgH) alleles, representing a recombined antibody variable region derived from a 4-hydroxy-3-nitrophenylacetyl binding antibody (B1-8), replacing an endogenous IgH-D element (DQ52) and the IgH-J elements. This strain may be useful for studying the effect of a restricted antibody repertoire on immune responses.
Klaus Rajewsky, Max-Delbruck-Ctr. for Molecular Medicine
These B1-8i mutant mice carry two copies of VHDHJH gene arrangements in their immunoglobulin heavy chain complex (IgH) alleles, representing a recombined antibody variable region derived from a 4-hydroxy-3-nitrophenylacetyl binding antibody (B1-8), replacing an endogenous IgH-D element (DQ52) and the IgH-J elements. A silent point mutation in codon 92 inactivates the internal heptameric recombination signal sequence (RSS), abolishing endogenous VH replacement and increasing the stability of the gene segment. Mice homozygous for this allele are viable, fertile, normal in size and do not display any gross physical or behavioral abnormalities. This strain may be useful for studying the effect of a restricted antibody repertoire on immune responses.
The B1-8VDJ targeting vector was designed to replace endogenous sequence encompassing a 3' Igh-D element (DQ52) and the Igh-J elements of immunoglobulin heavy chain complex (IgH) with a recombined antibody variable region derived from a 4-hydroxy-3-nitrophenyl acetyl binding antibody (B1-8). The B1-8 variable region was modified to contain a point mutation in codon 92, inactivating an internal heptameric recombination signal sequence. A loxP-flanked neomycin resistance (neo) cassette was inserted upstream of the B1-8 region. The construct was electroporated into 129P2/OlaHsd-derived E14.1 embryonic stem (ES) cells. Correctly targeted ES cells were transiently transfected with a pIC-Cre expression plasmid to delete the floxed-neo cassette, and were injected into CB.20 (C57BL/6 congenic with BALB/c at the IgH locus) blastocysts. The donating investigator stated that the resulting chimeric mice were bred to CB.20 mice and offspring were backcrossed to CB.20 (see SNP note below) at least 10 generations to establish a colony of homozygous B1-8i mice. Upon arrival, mice were bred to C57BL/6J inbred mice (Stock No. 000664) for at least one generation to establish the colony.
A 32 SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) panel analysis, with 27 markers covering all 19 chromosomes and the X chromosome, as well as 5 markers that distinguish between the C57BL/6J and C57BL/6N substrains, was performed on the rederived living colony at The Jackson Laboratory Repository. While the 27 markers throughout the genome suggested a C57BL/6 genetic background, 4 of 5 markers that determine C57BL/6J from C57BL/6N were found to be segregating. These data suggest the mice sent to The Jackson Laboratory Repository were on a mixed C57BL/6J ; C57BL/6N genetic background.
|Allele Name||targeted mutation 2, University of Cologne|
|Allele Synonym(s)||B1-8i; B18; IgH, B1-8-HC; IghB1-8; VHEmua|
|Gene Symbol and Name||Igh, immunoglobulin heavy chain complex|
|Promoter||Igh, immunoglobulin heavy chain complex, mouse, laboratory|
|Strain of Origin||129P2/OlaHsd|
|General Note||The targeted IgH allele was of the a allotype.|
|Molecular Note||Homologous recombination and subsequent in vitro cre mediated excision resulted in the replacement of endogenous sequence encompassing a 3' Igh-D element (DQ52) and the Igh-J elements with a recombined antibody variable region derived from a 4-hydroxy-3-nitrophenyl acetyl binding antibody (B1-8). The B1-8 variable region was modified to contain a point mutation in codon 92, inactivating the heptameric recombination signal sequence. Flow cytometry verified cell surface expression of the mutant protein product.|
|Mutations Made By|| |
Klaus Rajewsky, Max-Delbruck-Ctr. for Molecular Medicine
When maintaining a live colony, homozygous mice may be bred together.
When using the B6.129P2(C)-Ightm2Cgn/J mouse strain in a publication, please cite the originating article(s) and include JAX stock #012642 in your Materials and Methods section.
|Heterozygous for (C)-Igh<tm2Cgn>|
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