Strain Name:
STOCK Tg(Drd2-EGFP)S118Gsat/Mmnc
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Gene Information

Name: dopamine receptor D2
Synonyms: D2R, Drd-2, D2 receptor
Type: Gene
Species: Mus musculus (mouse)
Chromosome: 9
Alteration at locus: Transgenic (BAC)
NCBI: 13489
Homologene: 22561
Name: enhanced green fluorescent protein
Type: Gene
Species: Aequorea victoria (jellyfish)
Alteration at locus: Transgenic (BAC)
Name: transgene insertion S118, GENSAT Project at Rockefeller University
Synonyms: Drd2-EGFP, D2GFP, BAC D2 EGFP, Founder Line S118, Tg(Drd2-EGFP)118Gsat
Type: Transgene
Species: Mus musculus (mouse)
Chromosome: unknown
Alteration at locus: Transgenic (BAC)
Genetic Alterations
Genotype modified to contain multiple copies of a modified BAC in which EGFP reporter gene is inserted immediately upstream of the coding sequence of the targeted gene. The BAC address for this line is RP23-161H15.
Genotype Determination
  • Genotyping Protocol(s)
  • Center protocol and contact for technical support will be shipped with mice.
  • Phenotype
    Site specific expression of green fluorescent protein. BAC-transgenic images of the central nervous system at various ages of this mouse can be found on the GENSAT database.
    MeSH Terms
    • Animals
    • Axons/metabolism
    • Cell Differentiation
    • Cell Lineage
    • Cell Movement
    • Central Nervous System/cytology
    • Central Nervous System/metabolism
    • Chromosomes, Artificial, Bacterial/genetics
    • Cyclic Nucleotide Phosphodiesterases, Type 1
    • Gene Expression Profiling/methods
    • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental
    • Gene Library
    • Genes, Reporter/genetics
    • Genetic Vectors/genetics
    • Green Fluorescent Proteins
    • Homeodomain Proteins/genetics
    • Homeodomain Proteins/metabolism
    • LIM-Homeodomain Proteins
    • Luminescent Proteins/analysis
    • Luminescent Proteins/genetics
    • Membrane Glycoproteins/genetics
    • Membrane Glycoproteins/metabolism
    • Mice
    • Mice, Transgenic
    • Nerve Tissue Proteins/genetics
    • Nerve Tissue Proteins/metabolism
    • Neurosciences/methods
    • Phosphoric Diester Hydrolases/genetics
    • Phosphoric Diester Hydrolases/metabolism
    • Synapses/metabolism
    • Transcription Factors
    • Transgenes/genetics
    Strain Development
    Modified BAC containing inserted EGFP upstream of targeted gene injected into pronuclei of FVB/N fertilized oocytes. Hemizygous progeny mated to Swiss Webster mice each generation thereafter.
    Suggested Control Mice
    Wild-type littermates
    • Neurobiology
    • Developmental Biology
    • Cell Biology
    • Research Tools
    Nathaniel Heintz, Ph.D., The Rockefeller University, GENSAT
    Primary Reference
    Gong S, Zheng C, Doughty ML, Losos K, Didkovsky N, Schambra UB, Nowak NJ, Joyner A, Leblanc G, Hatten ME, Heintz N. A gene expression atlas of the central nervous system based on bacterial artificial chromosomes. Nature. 2003 Oct 30;425(6961):917-25. (Medline PMID: 14586460)

    Colony and Husbandry Information

    In general, GENSAT BAC transgenic mouse lines should be utilized in the hemizygous state. Breeding of the BAC transgene to a homozygous state carries an increased risk of generating an unwanted phenotype for two reasons. First, the transgene inserts at random into the genome. Breeding the transgene to homozygosity results in mice that carry this insertion on both chromosomes, increasing the probability that the insertion will result in an observable phenotype. Second, BAC transgenes may carry passenger genes that are also expressed from the BAC vector. Breeding to homozygosity doubles the number of these genes carried in the transgenic mouse, increasing the possibility that a phenotype will result as a consequence of increased gene dosage. In our experience, observable phenotypes are rare in BAC transgenic mice when carried in the hemizygous state.
    Coat Color
    MMRRC Breeding System
    Backcross, Sib-matting or Outcross to Swiss Webster
    Breeding Scheme(s)
    • Backcross:
      • Wild-type (C57BL/6J) female x Hemizygous Tg male or reciprocal mating
    • Sib-mating:
      • Wild-type female x Hemizygous Tg male littermate or reciprocal mating
    • Outcross:
      • Wild-type (Swiss Webster) female x Hemizygous Tg male littermate or reciprocal mating
    NOTE: "Hemizygote" as used here refers to males carrying a mutation on the X Chromosome or mice of either sex carrying an inserted transgene with no homologous allele on the other chromosome.
    Viability and Fertility: Female Male Comments
    Homozygotes are viable: Undetermined Undetermined
    Homozygotes are fertile: Undetermined Undetermined
    Hetero/Hemizygotes are fertile: Undetermined Yes
    Age Reproductive Decline: Undetermined Undetermined
    Average litter size
    Recommended wean age
    3-4 weeks

    Order Request Information

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    Heterozygous / Hemizygous Female
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    Wild Type Female
    Wild Type Male
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    000230-UNC-SPERM Cryo-preserved spermatozoa $548.00 / Non-Profit Aliquot Approximate quantity2

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