Name: transgene insertion 3, David R Borchelt
Alteration at locus: Transgenic
Name: transgene insertion S9, David R Borchelt
Alteration at locus: Transgenic
ES Cell Line: Not applicable
Homozygous phenotype: Not evaluated
Hemizygous phenotype: Double transgenic mice are viable and fertile. At 6 months of age, double-transgenic mice show visible amyloid plaque deposition but are indistinguishable from nontransgenic animals in all cognitive measures. By 18 months, amyloid deposits were much higher in APPswe/PS1dE9 mice with statistically significant but mild decreases in cholinergic markers (cortex and hippocampus) and somatostatin levels (cortex). Performance of older double-transgenic mice is impaired in all cognitive tasks, and deficits in episodic-like memory tasks correlate with total amyloid-beta peptide loads in the brain. Mutant mice, hemizygous for each transgene, and on the C57BL/6J background (N6), have altered EEG (decreased cortical theta activity and increased beta and gamma activity). EEG differences are detected as early as 7 month of age (Wang et al. Brain Res 2002).
Strain of Origin: C3B6
Strain genetic background: B6.Cg
Strain Development: Mutant amyloid precursor protein (APPswe) transgenic mice (line C3-3) express a chimeric mouse/human APP-695 with mutations linked to familial Alzheimers disease (KM 593/594 NL). The C3-3 line was backcrossed to C57BL/6J mice for 10 generations. Presenilin 1 (PSEN1) transgenic mice (line S-9) express human PSEN1 carrying the exon-9-deleted variant (PSEN1dE9) associated with familial Alzheimer's disease. Originally created on a hybrid strain background (C3H/HeJ;C57BL/6J), the S-9 line was backcrossed to C57BL/6J for six generations. Both are under the control of the mouse prion protein (PrP) promoter, directing transgene expression predominantly to CNS neurons. APPswe/PS1dE9 double transgenic mice were produced by mating APP-695 line C3-3 males to PS1dE9 line S-9 females, and then backcrossing double transgenic males to C57BL/6J mice for >10 generations before arriving at The Repository.
Suggested Control Mice: Wild-ype littermates
Donor: David Borchelt, Ph.D., McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida
When maintaining a live colony, The Jackson Laboratory will maintain this line by mating (APP695/0, +/+) females with (+/+, PSEN1/0) males (or reciprocal). The transgenes are not linked (only 1 in 4 pups is a double transgenic); and the integration site is unknown.
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