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pia[lacZ], B6.129S6(FVB)-Rictortm1.3Mgn/Mmcd

Gene Information

Allele Symbol: Rictortm1.3Mgn [MGI:3703325] (Mus musculus (mouse))
Name: RPTOR independent companion of MTOR, complex 2; targeted mutation 1.3, Mark A Magnuson
Synonyms: riclacZ
Chromosome: 15
Alteration at locus: Knock-In
Gene Symbol: Rictor [MGI:1926007] (Mus musculus (mouse))
Name: RPTOR independent companion of MTOR, complex 2
Synonyms: 4921505C17Rik, D530039E11Rik, 6030405M08Rik
Chromosome: 15
Alteration at locus: Knock-In
Genetic Alterations
This knock-in (null) allele resulted from a multi-allelic gene targeting strategy that involved the use of both FRT and loxP sites. This pia[lacZ] allele contains a lacZ-pA region flanked on the 5' side by a single (remnant) FRT site and one the 3' side by a single loxP site.
Genotype Determination
ES Cell Line
TL1/TL-1 derived from 129S6/SvEvTac
Homozygous: Homozygous exhibit an embryonic lethal phenotype. Embryos exhibit growth arrest after E9.5 and die by E11.5.

Heterozygous: Heterozyous animals are viable and do not exhibit any obvious mutant phenotype.
Mammalian Phenotype Terms
Allelic Composition: Rictortm1.3Mgn/Rictortm1.3Mgn (Genetic Background: involves: 129S6/SvEvTac * C57BL/6 * FVB/N )

Allelic Composition: Rictortm1.2Mgn/Rictortm1.3Mgn (Genetic Background: involves: 129S6/SvEvTac * C57BL/6 * FVB/N * SJL )

MeSH Terms
  • Actins/metabolism
  • Alleles
  • Animals
  • Carrier Proteins/metabolism
  • Cell Proliferation
  • Cells, Cultured
  • Embryo, Mammalian/cytology
  • Fetal Development/genetics
  • Fetal Viability/genetics
  • Fibroblasts/metabolism
  • Fibroblasts/physiology
  • Gene Targeting
  • Mice
  • Mice, Inbred C57BL
  • Mice, Knockout
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Protein Kinases/analysis
  • Protein Kinases/metabolism
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-akt/metabolism
  • Rapamycin-Insensitive Companion of mTOR Protein
  • TOR Serine-Threonine Kinases
Strain Development
A multiallelic gene targeting was developed that was used to generate a pia[lacZ+neo] allele in mouse embryonic stem cells. After germline transmission a neoR cassette and exon 3 (which were flanked by loxP sites) were removed by mating to EIIa- Cre transgenic mice, thereby generating mice containing the pia[lacZ] allele. Pia[lacZ} mice were subsequently backcrossed into a C57BL/6J background.
Suggested Control Mice
  • Wildtype littermates
  • Apoptosis
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular
  • Cell Biology
  • Dermatology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Diabetes/Obesity
  • Endocrine Deficiency
  • Hematology
  • Immunology and Inflammation
  • Internal/Organ
  • Metabolism
  • Models for Human Disease
  • Neurobiology
  • Reproduction
  • Research Tools
  • Sensorineural
Mark A. Magnuson, M.D., Vanderbilt University
Primary Reference
Shiota C, Woo JT, Lindner J, Shelton KD, Magnuson MA. Multiallelic disruption of the rictor gene in mice reveals that mTOR complex 2 is essential for fetal growth and viability. Dev Cell. 2006 Oct;11(4):583-9. Epub 2006 Sep 7. (Medline PMID: 16962829)

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015200-UCD-EMBRYO Cryo-preserved embryos $1,038.00 / $1,549.67
Non-Profit / For-Profit
Aliquot Approximate quantity3 : 20-40 embryos / aliquot
015200-UCD-SPERM Cryo-preserved spermatozoa $546.25 / $871.90
Non-Profit / For-Profit
Aliquot Approximate quantity2
015200-UCD-RESUS Litter recovered from cryo-archive $3,033.00 / $6,017.01
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