Strain Name:
B6C3-Tg(APPswe,PSEN1dE9)85Dbo/Mmjax
Stock Number:
034829-JAX
Citation ID:
RRID:MMRRC_034829-JAX
Other Names:
This strain was formerly available as JAX Mice stock number 4462. Mo/Hu APPswe PS1dE9, APPswe/PS1dE9, APP/PS1

Gene Information

Tg(APPswe,PSEN1dE9)85Dbo
Name: transgene insertion 85, David R Borchelt
Synonyms: APP-PS1, 2xTg Ad, APPswe/PS1deltaE9, Tg(APP*Swe,PSEN1*)85Dbo, APP/PS1, Mo/Hu APPswe PS1dE9, APPswe/PS1dE9, APdE9
Type: Transgene
Species: Mus musculus (mouse)
Chromosome: unknown
Alteration at locus: Transgenic
Phenotype
Homozygous: Not evaluated
Hemizygous: Double transgenic mice express a chimeric mouse/human amyloid precursor protein (Mo/HuAPP695swe) and a mutant human presenilin 1 (PS1-dE9) both directed to CNS neurons. Both mutations are associated with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. The "humanized" Mo/HuAPP695swe transgene allows the mice to secrete a human A-beta peptide. Both the transgenic peptide and holoprotein can be detected by antibodies specific for human sequence within this region (Signet Laboratories' monoclonal 6E10 antibody). The included Swedish mutations (K595N/M596L) elevate the amount of A-beta produced from the transgene by favoring processing through the beta-secretase pathway. This "humanized" Mo/HuAPP695swe protein is immunodetected in whole brain protein homogenates. The transgenic mutant human presenilin protein (PS1-dE9), which in high levels displaces detectable endogenous mouse protein, is also immunodetected in whole brain protein homogenates. The donating investigator reports that transgenic mice develop beta-amyloid deposits in brain by six to seven months of age. These animals also display a slight alteration in their tail phenotype that is believed to be due to the mixed genetic background of the strain and is not related to transgene expression.

APP/PS1 hemizygotes on a C57BL/6;C3H (B6C3) genetic background do not exhibit any seizure phenotype. Please note that hemizygous mice on a C57BL/6 (B6) background (N9B6) exhibit a high incidence of seizures (see MMRRC 034828).

MeSH Terms
  • Amyloid beta-Protein Precursor/genetics
  • Amyloid beta-Protein Precursor/metabolism
  • Animals
  • Brain/metabolism
  • Gene Transfer Techniques
  • Genes
  • Genetic Vectors
  • Humans
  • Immunoblotting
  • Membrane Proteins/genetics
  • Membrane Proteins/metabolism
  • Mice/genetics
  • Mice, Transgenic/genetics
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Presenilin-1
  • Transgenes
Strain Development
Two expression plasmids (Mo/HuAPP695swe and PS1-dE9) were designed to each be controlled by independent mouse prion protein (PrP) promoter elements, directing transgene expression predominantly to CNS neurons. The Mo/HuAPP695swe transgene expresses a "humanized" mouse amyloid beta (A4) precursor protein gene modified at three amino acids to reflect the human residues and further modified to contain the K595N/M596L mutations linked to familial Alzheimers. The PS1-dE9 transgene expresses a mutant human presenilin 1 carrying the exon-9-deleted variant (PSEN1dE9) associated with familial Alzheimer's disease. These constructs were coinjected into B6C3HF2 pronuclei and insertion of the transgenes occured at a single locus. Founder line 85 was obtained and the resulting colony was maintained as a hemizygote by crossing transgenic mice to B6C3F1/J mice.
Suggested Control Mice
Wild-type littermates
  • Models for Human Disease
  • Neurobiology
Donor
David Borchelt, Ph.D., McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida
Primary Reference
Jankowsky JL, Slunt HH, Ratovitski T, Jenkins NA, Copeland NG, Borchelt DR. Co-expression of multiple transgenes in mouse CNS: a comparison of strategies. Biomol Eng. 2001 Jun;17(6):157-65. (Medline PMID: 11337275)

Colony and Husbandry Information

When maintaining a live colony, hemizygotes may be bred with wildtype siblings. Coat color expected from breeding Black or Agouti.

Colony's Current Health Status Report

For more information about this colony's health status contact csmmrrc@jax.org
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.

Order Request Information

Colony is sized to accommodate orders of approximately 10 mice within the age range of 3-16 weeks. Larger quantities may be available, please contact the distributing center directly for more details at csmmrrc@jax.org. 

Distribution of this strain requires submission of the MMRRC Conditions of Use (COU). A link to the COU web form will be provided via email after an order has been placed; the form should be completed then or the email forwarded to your institutional official for completion.

The donor or their institution limits the distribution to non-profit institutions only.

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MMRRC Item # Description Distribution Fee / Unit (US $) Units Notes
034829-JAX-HET-F
034829-JAX-HET-M
034829-JAX-WT-F
034829-JAX-WT-M
Heterozygous / Hemizygous Female
Heterozygous / Hemizygous Male
Wild Type Female
Wild Type Male
$140.00 / Non-Profit Per Mouse The csmmrrc@jax.org may assess additional fees for any special requests (e.g., specific age or weight of mice, etc.).
034829-JAX-EMBRYO Cryo-preserved embryos $1,038.00 / Non-Profit Aliquot Approximate quantity2 : 20-40 embryos / aliquot
Cryopreserved material may be available upon request, please inquire to csmmrrc@jax.org for more information.

1 The distribution fee covers the expense of rederiving mice from a live mouse; 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 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.

3 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.

4 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.

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