Strain Name:
B6.Cg-Mapttm1(EGFP)Klt Zbtb20Tg(PDGFB-APPSwInd)20Lms/Mmjax ES cell line ACB006
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Gene Information

Name: microtubule-associated protein tau; targeted mutation 1, Kerry Lee Tucker
Synonyms: tauGFP, tau ko, Mapttm1(GFP)Klt
Type: Allele
Species: Mus musculus (mouse)
Chromosome: 11
Alteration at locus: Knockout
Name: enhanced green fluorescent protein
Type: Gene
Species: Aequorea victoria (jellyfish)
Alteration at locus: Knockout
Name: microtubule-associated protein tau
Synonyms: Mtapt, Tau
Type: Gene
Species: Mouse
Chromosome: 11
Alteration at locus: Knockout
NCBI: 17762
Homologene: 74962
Name: platelet derived growth factor subunit B
Species: Homo sapiens (human)
Chromosome: 22
Alteration at locus: Knockout
Name: zinc finger and BTB domain containing 20
Synonyms: 1300017A20Rik, D16Wsu73e, Zfp288, A930017C21Rik, 7330412A13Rik, HOF
Type: Gene
Species: Mouse
Chromosome: 16
Alteration at locus: Knockout
NCBI: 56490
Homologene: 9226
Name: amyloid beta precursor protein
Type: Gene
Species: Homo sapiens (human)
Chromosome: 21
Alteration at locus: Knockout
Name: transgene insertion 20, Lennart Mucke
Synonyms: hAPPJ20, Tg(PDGFB-APP*Swe*Ind)20Lms, J20, PDGF-APPSwInd, hAPP-J20, PDAPP-J20, APP Tg, PDGF-hAPP695,751,770V171F, KM670/671NL, APP/J20
Type: Transgene
Species: Mus musculus (mouse)
Chromosome: unknown
Alteration at locus: Transgenic (random, gene disruption)
Genetic Alterations
This ES cell line carries two alleles:
(1) Mapt knockout through Exon 1 insertion of a cassette fusing EGFP and a neomycin resistance gene
(2) random insertion of human. mutated APP driven by human PDGFB promoter; the transgene was found to be inserted into the Zbtb20 gene. The APP variants are commonly referred to as the Swedish and the Indiana mutations

HGVS nomenclature
  • "Swedish" mutation
    • Genbank RefSeq - mRNA: NM_000484.4
    • Genbank RefSeq, protein: NP_000475.1
    • Variant, nucleic acid level: c.2010G>T and c.2011A>C = c.2010_2011inv
    • Variant, amino acid level, predicted: p.Lys670_Met671delinsAsnLeu (p.[K670N;M671L])
      Check this variant: LUMC Mutalyzer
  • "Indiana" mutation
    • Genbank RefSeq - mRNA: NM_000484.4
    • Genbank RefSeq, protein: NP_000475.1
    • Variant, nucleic acid level: c.2149G>T
    • Variant, amino acid level, predicted: p.Val717Phe (p.V717F)
      Check this variant: LUMC Mutalyzer
Genotype Determination
Updated ES Cell information is included with the shipment.
ES Cell Line
J1 derived from 129S4/SvJae
Strain of Origin
Strain Development

The ACB006 embryonic stem cell line was established using day 3.5 blastocysts from a cross between a hemizygous B6.Cg-Zbtb20Tg(PDGFB-APPSwInd)20Lms/Mmjax female (MMRRC:34836) and a C57BL/6-congenic male homozygous for Mapttm1(EGFP)Klt. This clone (ACB006) is heterozygous for Mapttm1(EGFP)Klt and the Tg(PDGFB-APPSwInd)20Lms transgene. Control lines carrying only the Mapt allele are available in MMRRC:37554 and 37555.

These cell lines have been proven useful in in-vitro experiments directed towards the differentiation of ESCs to cortical neurons. Cell lines were derived and maintained on mitomycin-C treated mouse embryonic fibroblast feeder cells (MEFs) derived from C57BL/6J embryos.

Laura Reinholdt, The Jackson Laboratory.
Primary Reference
Czechanski A, Byers C, Greenstein I, Schrode N, Donahue LR, Hadjantonakis AK, Reinholdt LG. Derivation and characterization of mouse embryonic stem cells from permissive and nonpermissive strains. Nat Protoc. 2014 Mar;9(3):559-74. (Medline PMID: 24504480)

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037556-JAX-CELL B6.Cg-Mapttm1(EGFP)Klt Zbtb20Tg(PDGFB-APPSwInd)20Lms/Mmjax ES cell line ACB006 $546.00 / $546.00
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