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Gene Information

Name: gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) A receptor, subunit alpha 6; targeted mutation 2, W Wisden
Synonyms: delta alpha6Cre
Type: Allele
Species: Mus musculus (mouse)
Chromosome: 11
Alteration at locus: Knock-In
Name: cre recombinase
Type: Gene
Species: Enterobacteria phage P1 (bacteriophage P1)
Alteration at locus: Knock-In
Name: gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) A receptor, subunit alpha 6
Synonyms: GABA-ARalpha6, Gabra-6, alpha6
Type: Gene
Species: Mus musculus (mouse)
Chromosome: 11
Alteration at locus: Knock-In
NCBI: 14399
Homologene: 20220
Genetic Alterations
An internal ribosome entry site (ires) - Cre recombinase - neo cassette was inserted into exon 8 of the GABA-A receptor alpha6 subunit gene.
Genotype Determination
ES Cell Line
E14 derived from 129P2/OlaHsd
Homozygous: Not characterized. 

Heterozygous: Not characterized.
Mammalian Phenotype Terms
Allelic Composition: Gabra6tm2(cre)Wwis/Gabra6tm2(cre)Wwis (Genetic Background: involves: 129P2/OlaHsd * C57BL/6 )

MeSH Terms
  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Cerebellum/enzymology
  • Chromosomes, Artificial, Bacterial
  • Cytoplasmic Granules/enzymology
  • DNA Primers
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Mice
  • Recombinases/genetics
Strain Development
The ES cell line was injected into C57BL/6J host blastocysts to generate chimeras. The chimeras were then crossed with C57BL/6J mice to determine germline transmission. This strain was derived from MMRRC #0213 by additional backcrossing to C57BL/6J and is 97% C57BL/6J by microsatellite testing.
Suggested Control Mice
  • Wild-type littermates
Original strain (MMRRC #0213) donated by Dr. William Wisden, MA, Ph.D., University of Heidelberg. Current strain developed by MMRRC at University of California, Davis.
Primary Reference
Aller MI, Jones A, Merlo D, Paterlini M, Meyer AH, Amtmann U, Brickley S, Jolin HE, McKenzie AN, Monyer H, Farrant M, Wisden W. Cerebellar granule cell Cre recombinase expression. Genesis. 2003 Jun;36(2):97-103. (Medline PMID: 12820171)

Colony and Husbandry Information

Colony Surveillance Program and Current Health Reports

Mice recovered from a cryo-archive will have health surveillance performed on recipient females. Health reports will be provided prior to shipment. If you require additional health status information, please email .

Order Request Information

Limited quantities of breeder mice (recovered litter) are available from a cryoarchive; recovered litter usually available to ship in 3 to 4 months.

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
015968-UCD-SPERM Cryo-preserved spermatozoa $546.25 / Non-Profit Aliquot Approximate quantity2
015968-UCD-RESUS Litter recovered from cryo-archive $3,033.00 / Non-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.

3 An aliquot contains a sufficient number of embryos (in one or more vials or straws and based on the transfer success rate of the MMRRC facility) to transfer into one to three 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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