Strain Name:
B6.Cg-Tg(APP695)3Dbo Tg(PSEN1dE9)S9Dbo/Mmjax
Stock Number:
Citation ID:
Other Names:
This strain was formerly available as JaxMice stock number 5866. APPswe line C3-3 x PS1dE9 line S-9.

Gene Information

Name: transgene insertion 3, David R Borchelt
Synonyms: APP695swe, APPswe, line C3-3, Mo/HuAPPswe, APP695
Type: Transgene
Species: Mus musculus (mouse)
Chromosome: unknown
Alteration at locus: Transgenic
Name: transgene insertion S9, David R Borchelt
Synonyms: PS1-deltaE9, PS1 transgene (line S-9), PS1dE9 transgene, line S-9, PS1deltaE9 (line S-9), deltaE9, PS1 deltaE9, huPS1deltaE9
Type: Transgene
Species: Mus musculus (mouse)
Chromosome: unknown
Alteration at locus: Transgenic
Homozygous: Not evaluated
Hemizygous: 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).
MeSH Terms
  • Acetylcholine/biosynthesis
  • Acetylcholine/genetics
  • Alzheimer Disease/genetics
  • Alzheimer Disease/metabolism
  • Alzheimer Disease/physiopathology
  • Amyloid beta-Peptides/biosynthesis
  • Amyloid beta-Peptides/genetics
  • Amyloid beta-Peptides/metabolism
  • Amyloid beta-Protein Precursor/biosynthesis
  • Amyloid beta-Protein Precursor/genetics
  • Animals
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Maze Learning/physiology
  • Membrane Proteins/biosynthesis
  • Membrane Proteins/genetics
  • Memory Disorders/genetics
  • Memory Disorders/metabolism
  • Mice
  • Mice, Inbred C3H
  • Mice, Inbred C57BL
  • Mice, Transgenic
  • Neurotransmitter Agents/biosynthesis
  • Neurotransmitter Agents/genetics
  • Presenilin-1
  • Reaction Time/physiology
  • Somatostatin/biosynthesis
  • Somatostatin/genetics
  • Age of Onset
  • Alzheimer Disease/pathology
  • Amyloid Precursor Protein Secretases
  • Aspartic Acid Endopeptidases
  • Brain/metabolism
  • Brain/pathology
  • Cells, Cultured
  • Endopeptidases/genetics
  • Endopeptidases/metabolism
  • Membrane Proteins/metabolism
  • Mutation, Missense
  • Peptide Fragments/genetics
  • Peptide Fragments/metabolism
  • Amyloid beta-Protein Precursor/analysis
  • Astrocytes/chemistry
  • Brain Chemistry
  • Gene Expression
  • Genetic Vectors/genetics
  • Membrane Proteins/analysis
  • Mice, Transgenic/genetics
  • Myocardium/chemistry
  • Neurons/chemistry
  • Organ Specificity
  • Prions/genetics
  • RNA, Messenger/analysis
  • Amyloid beta-Protein Precursor/metabolism
  • Gene Transfer Techniques
  • Genes
  • Genetic Vectors
  • Immunoblotting
  • Mice/genetics
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Transgenes
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-type littermates
  • Models for Human Disease
  • Neurobiology
David Borchelt, Ph.D., McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida
Primary Reference
  • Savonenko A, Xu GM, Melnikova T, Morton JL, Gonzales V, Wong MP, Price DL, Tang F, Markowska AL, Borchelt DR. Episodic-like memory deficits in the APPswe/PS1dE9 mouse model of Alzheimer's disease: relationships to beta-amyloid deposition and neurotransmitter abnormalities. Neurobiol Dis 2005 Apr;18(3):602-17. (Medline PMID: 15755686)
  • Jankowsky JL, Fadale DJ, Anderson J, Xu GM, Gonzales V, Jenkins NA, Copeland NG, Lee MK, Younkin LH, Wagner SL, Younkin SG, Borchelt DR. Mutant presenilins specifically elevate the levels of the 42 residue beta-amyloid peptide in vivo: evidence for augmentation of a 42-specific gamma secretase. Hum Mol Genet 2004 Jan 15;13(2):159-70. (Medline PMID: 14645205)
  • Borchelt DR, Davis J, Fischer M, Lee MK, Slunt HH, Ratovitsky T, Regard J, Copeland NG, Jenkins NA, Sisodia SS, Price DL. A vector for expressing foreign genes in the brains and hearts of transgenic mice. Genet Anal 1996 Dec;13(6):159-63. (Medline PMID: 9117892)
  • 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, 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.
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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034833-JAX-SPERM Cryo-preserved spermatozoa $437.00 / Non-Profit Aliquot Approximate quantity2
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Cryopreserved material may be available upon request, please inquire to for more information.

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