A publication (Lehman et al. 2003 Hum Mol Genet 12:2949) compares the well characterized B6-R1.40 strain with two additional congenic strains, D2-R1.40 and 129S1-R1.40. While these three congenic strains have similar levels of holo-APP in brain tissue, the levels of brain APP C-terminal fragments (CTFs) vary depending upon genetic background. Brain and plasma levels of amyloid beta-40 and -42 are variable as well (B6-R1.40 > 129S1-R1.40 > D2-R1.40). In addition, the congenic strains exhibited dramatic alterations in the age of onset of amyloid beta deposition; in contrast to 14 month old homozygous B6-R1.40 mice, homozygous D2-R1.40 and 129S1-R1.40 mice do not develop amyloid beta deposits in the parietal or frontal cortex even by 20 months of age. The donating investigator further reports that the A-R1.40 strain exhibits levels of amyloid beta comparable to the B6-R1.40 strain, but with later onset. Therefore, APP processing and amyloid beta metabolism and deposition are modified by the genetic background. While the 129S1-R1.40 strain can be easily maintained as homozygotes, the donating investigator reports increased mortality in young homozygotes on the other genetic backgrounds, with D2-R1.40 and A-R1.40 more severely affected than B6-R1.40.
Hemizygous: Hemizygous transgenic phenotype is expected to be similar to homozygote phenotype.
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 email@example.com for more information.
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.
Additional charges may apply for any special requests. Shipping costs are in addition to the basic distribution/resuscitation fees. Information on shipping costs and any additional charges will be provided by the supplying MMRRC facility.
|MMRRC Item #||Description||Distribution Fee / Unit (US $)||Units||Notes|
|034831-JAX-SPERM||Cryo-preserved spermatozoa||$437.00 / Non-Profit||Aliquot||Approximate quantity2|
|034831-JAX-RESUS||Litter recovered from cryo-archive||$2,022.00 / Non-Profit||Litter||Recovered litter1; additional fees for any special requests.|
|Cryopreserved material may be available upon request, please inquire to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 and based on the transfer success rate of the MMRRC facility) to transfer to at least two recipients. The MMRRC makes no guarantee concerning embryo transfer success experienced in the recipient investigator's laboratory. Neither gender nor genotype ratios are guaranteed.