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auxilin knockout mouse,

Strain Information

Name: DnaJ heat shock protein family (Hsp40) member C6; targeted mutation 1, Lois Greene
Synonyms: Dnajc6tm1Pdc
Type: Allele
Species: Mus musculus (mouse)
Chromosome: 4
Alteration at locus: Knockout
Name: DnaJ heat shock protein family (Hsp40) member C6
Synonyms: auxilin, 2810027M23Rik
Type: Gene
Species: Mus musculus (mouse)
Chromosome: 4
Alteration at locus: Knockout
NCBI: 72685
Homologene: 8865
Genetic Alterations
The vector targeted the introns surrounding exon3 of Dnaj6. Neomycin was inserted by recombination into this chromosomal locus
Genotype Determination
ES Cell Line
GSI-1 derived from 129X1/SvJ

Homozygous: low birth weight, high mortality at birth, fertility problems

Heterozygous: none

Cre-excised Phenotype: undetermined

Mammalian Phenotype Terms
Allelic Composition: Dnajc6tm1Legr/Dnajc6tm1Legr (Genetic Background: B6.129-Dnajc6tm1Legr )

Allelic Composition: Dnajc6tm1Legr/Dnajc6+ (Genetic Background: B6.129-Dnajc6tm1Legr )

MeSH Terms
  • Animals
  • Auxilins/genetics
  • Auxilins/physiology
  • Clathrin/metabolism
  • Endocytosis
  • Female
  • Mice
  • Mice, Inbred C57BL
  • Mice, Knockout
  • Nerve Endings/metabolism
  • Protein-Serine-Threonine Kinases/metabolism
  • Synapses/metabolism
  • Up-Regulation
  • Adolescent
  • Auxilins/metabolism
  • Base Sequence
  • DNA Mutational Analysis/methods
  • Family Health
  • HSP40 Heat-Shock Proteins/genetics
  • HSP40 Heat-Shock Proteins/metabolism
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Molecular Chaperones/genetics
  • Molecular Chaperones/metabolism
  • Mutation
  • Neurons/metabolism
  • Parkinsonian Disorders/genetics
  • Pedigree
Strain Development
Gene targeted GSI 129/SV embryonic stem cells injected into C57BL/6 blastocysts to generate chimeras. Chimeras crossed to C57BL/6 mice to generate heterozygotes, the linearized targeting construct was then introduced into the embryonic stem cell line GSI 129/SV. The transfectants were rst selected by a G418 resistance cassette, followed by Southern blot analysis to obtain the positive clones (Fig. S1B). Genotyping of the offspring was performed by Southern blot analysis or PCR using DNA from tail snips. For the experiments reported in the study, we backcrossed the S129 heterozygote mutant mice with wild-type C57BL/6 mice to completely transfer the genotype from the S129 mice strain to the C57BL/6 strain. After eight backcrossings, heterozygote mice were mated to obtain homozygote auxilin knockout mice.

Suggested Control Mice
Wild-type littermates
MMRRC Genetic QC Summary
The MMRRC Centers have developed a genetic QC pipeline using MiniMUGA array genotyping to provide additional information on strain backgrounds for MMRRC congenic and inbred strains. For more information on when data may be available, or to request genotyping for a strain of interest, please contact Older strains may not have this information.
Lois Greene, Ph.D., National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
Primary Reference

Yim YI, Sun T, Wu LG, Raimondi A, De Camilli P, Eisenberg E, Greene LE. Endocytosis and clathrin-uncoating defects at synapses of auxilin knockout mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Mar 2;107(9):4412-7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1000738107. Epub 2010 Feb 16. (Medline PMID: 20160091)

Edvardson S, Cinnamon Y, Ta-Shma A, Shaag A, Yim YI, Zenvirt S, Jalas C, Lesage S, Brice A, Taraboulos A, Kaestner KH, Greene LE, Elpeleg O. A deleterious mutation in DNAJC6 encoding the neuronal-specific clathrin-uncoating co-chaperone auxilin, is associated with juvenile parkinsonism. PLoS One. 2012;7(5):e36458. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036458. Epub 2012 May 1. (Medline PMID: 22563501)

Colony and Husbandry Information

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 .
Coat Color
MMRRC Breeding System
Breeding Scheme(s)

use harem breeding because some females have fertility problems

Overall Breeding Performance
Viability and Fertility: Female Male Comments
Homozygotes are viable: Yes Yes
Homozygotes are fertile: Reduced Reduced
Heterozygotes are fertile: Yes Yes
Age Reproductive Decline: 10 months 10 months
Average litter size
Recommended wean age
3-4 weeks

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