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Gene Information

Transgene: cre (Enterobacteria phage P1 (bacteriophage P1))
Name: cre recombinase
Alteration at locus: Transgenic (cre)
Promoter: NEUROG3 (Homo sapiens (human))
Name: neurogenin 3
Chromosome: 10
Alteration at locus: Transgenic (cre)
Transgene: Tg(NEUROG3-cre)1Herr [MGI:3763357] (Mus musculus (mouse))
Name: transgene insertion 1, Pedro Luis Herrera
Synonyms: Ngn3-cre, Tg(Ngn3-cre)1Herr
Chromosome: unknown
Alteration at locus: Transgenic (cre)
Genetic Alterations
Transgene encoding Cre recombinase under the control of a human Neurogenin3 promoter.
Genotype Determination
All islet endocrine cells inherit a recombination event, if a segment of DNA is loxP-flanked.
MeSH Terms
  • Animals
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Cell Lineage
  • Integrases/genetics
  • Islets of Langerhans/cytology
  • Islets of Langerhans/embryology
  • Mice
  • Mice, Knockout
  • Mice, Transgenic
  • Morphogenesis
  • Organogenesis
  • Pancreas/cytology
  • Pancreas/embryology
  • Stem Cells/cytology
  • Viral Proteins/genetics
Strain Development
F0 mice were backcrossed to C57BL/6
Suggested Control Mice
  • Wildtype littermates
  • Cell Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Diabetes/Obesity
  • Endocrine Deficiency
  • Metabolism
  • Models for Human Disease
  • Neurobiology
  • Research Tools
Pedro Herrera, Ph.D., University of Geneva Medical School
Primary Reference
Herrera PL, Nepote V, Delacour A. Pancreatic cell lineage analyses in mice. Endocrine. 2002 Dec;19(3):267-78. Review. (Medline PMID: 12624426)

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Colony Surveillance Program and Current Health Reports

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Cryopreserved material may be available upon request, please inquire to for more information.

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MMRRC Item # Description Distribution Fee / Unit (US $) Units Notes
011159-MU-SPERM Cryo-preserved spermatozoa $437.00 / $817.00
Non-Profit / For-Profit
Aliquot Approximate quantity2
011159-MU-RESUS Litter recovered from cryo-archive $2,624.00 / $5,340.00
Non-Profit / For-Profit
Litter Recovered litter1; additional fees for any special requests.
Cryopreserved material may be available upon request, please inquire to for more information.

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.

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