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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
This BAC transgenic mouse expresses EGFP reporter gene which was inserted into the mouse BAC (RP23-161H15) at the ATG transcription initiation codon of the dopamine receptor 2 (Drd2) gene.
Genotype Determination

Homozygous: EGFP expression in Drd2-expressing cells

Hemizygous: EGFP expression in Drd2-expressing cells

MeSH Terms
  • Animals
  • Avoidance Learning/physiology
  • Behavior, Animal/physiology
  • Choice Behavior/physiology
  • Chromosomes, Artificial, Bacterial/genetics
  • Corpus Striatum/drug effects
  • Corpus Striatum/physiology
  • Dopamine Agents/pharmacology
  • Exploratory Behavior/physiology
  • Female
  • Hemizygote
  • Locomotion/genetics
  • Male
  • Mice
  • Mice, Inbred C57BL
  • Mice, Transgenic/genetics
  • Models, Animal
  • Receptors, Dopamine D1/genetics
  • Receptors, Dopamine D2/genetics
Strain Development
This was a BAC transgenic animal generated from GENSAT (Founder ID S118; BAC address RP23-161H15). 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. Dr. Kreitzer then backcrossed the strain to the C57BL/6 mouse for at least 10 generations.
Suggested Control Mice
Wild-type littermates
Anatol Kreitzer, Ph.D., The J. David Gladstone Institutes.
Primary Reference

Nelson AB, Hang GB, Grueter BA, Pascoli V, Luscher C, Malenka RC, Kreitzer AC. A comparison of striatal-dependent behaviors in wild-type and hemizygous Drd1a and Drd2 BAC transgenic mice. J Neurosci. 2012 Jul 4;32(27):9119-23. (Medline PMID: 22764221).

Colony and Husbandry Information

Colony Surveillance Program and Current Health Reports

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Coat Color
MMRRC Breeding System
Random intra-strain mating
Breeding Scheme(s)

Wild-type female x Heterozygous male from the colony or reciprocal mating

Homozygous female x Homozygous male from the colony

Overall Breeding Performance
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: Yes Yes
Homozygotes are fertile: Yes Yes
Hetero/Hemizygotes are fertile: Yes Yes
Age Reproductive Decline: Undetermined Undetermined
Average litter size
Recommended wean age
4 weeks

Order Request Information

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036931-UCD-EMBRYO Cryo-preserved embryos $1,038.00 / Non-Profit Aliquot Approximate quantity3 : 20-40 embryos / aliquot
036931-UCD-SPERM Cryo-preserved spermatozoa $546.25 / Non-Profit Aliquot Approximate quantity2
036931-UCD-RESUS Litter recovered from cryo-archive $3,033.00 / Non-Profit Litter Recovered litter1; additional fees for any special requests.

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.

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