Allele Symbol: Thy1a
Name: a variant
Alteration at locus: Polymorphic allele
ES Cell Line: Not applicable
Target gene is a cell surface marker found on T cells and limited other tissues. This allele is commonly used to differentiate T cell subsets in mixed lymphocyte or bone marrow tranplantation experiments. This line is particularly valuable when combined with TCR-transgenic strains restricted to the BALB/c (H-2d) background. One such strain is the widely used DO11.10 which expresses a transgenic TCR specific for a peptide sequence of ovalbumin. Phenotype can be detected by immunostaining of T cells with specific commercially-available monoclonal antibodies.
Strain Development: The strain was established by Dr. Shimon Sakaguchi (Japan) by backcrossing A-Thy-1.1 congenic mice, originally made by Edward Boyse at Sloan Kettering Institute, to BALB/c mice 11 times and brother-sister matings thereafter. Brother-sister matings are more than 30 generations. Mice are homozygous for the Thy 1.1 allele.
Suggested Control Mice:
Dr. V. Godfrey, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Dr. Shimon Sakaguchi, Kyoto University, Japan
Coat color: White
MMRRC Breeding System: Intra-strain mating
Generation: N11 (prior to subsequent inbreeding); F30+
Overall Breeding Performance: Excellent
|Viability and Fertility:||Female||Male|
|Homozygotes are viable:||Yes||Yes|
|Homozygotes are fertile:||Yes||Yes|
|Heterozygotes are fertile:||Yes||Yes|
|Age Reproductive Decline:||28 weeks||28 weeks|
Average litter size: 6
Recommended wean age: 3 weeks
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Limited quantities of breeder mice (recovered litter) are available from a cryoarchive; recovered litter usually available to ship in 3 to 4 months.
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|Litter||Recovered litter1; additional fees for any special requests.|
|Aliquot||Approximate quantity3: 20-40 embryos / aliquot|
1 The distribution fee covers the expense of resuscitating mice from the cryo-archive; you will receive the resulting litter. The litter will contain at minimum one mutant carrier; the actual number of animals and the gender and genotype ratios will vary. (Typically, multiple breeder pairs can be established from the recovered litter.) Prior to shipment, the MMRRC will provide information about the animals recovered. If you anticipate or find that you need to request specific genotypes, genders or quantities of mice in excess of what is likely from a resuscitated litter, you may discuss available options and pricing with the supplying MMRRC facility.
2 An aliquot is one straw or vial with sufficient sperm to recover at least one litter of mice, as per provided protocols, when performed at the MMRRC facility. The MMRRC makes no guarantee concerning the success of these procedures when performed outside the MMRRC facilities.
3 An aliquot contains a sufficient number of embryos (in one or more vials and based on the transfer success rate of the MMRRC facility) to transfer to at least two recipients. The MMRRC makes no guarantee concerning embryo transfer success experienced in the recipient investigator's laboratory. Neither gender nor genotype ratios are guaranteed.
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