Strain Name:
B6.Cg-Cdkn2atm3.1Nesh Tyrc-2J/Mmnc
Stock Number:
Citation ID:
Other Names:
p16INK4a-LUC, p16-luc, p16-LUC

Gene Information

Allele Symbol: Cdkn2atm3.1Nesh (Mus musculus (mouse))
Name: cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor 2A; targeted mutation 3.1, Norman E Sharpless
Synonyms: p16
Chromosome: 4
Alteration at locus: Knock-In
Monarch Initiative (Disease and Phenotype Associations): MGI:5471230
Allele Symbol: Tyrc-2J (Mus musculus (mouse))
Name: tyrosinase; albino 2 Jackson
Chromosome: 7
Alteration at locus: Spontaneous Mutation
Monarch Initiative (Disease and Phenotype Associations): MGI:1855985
Genetic Alterations
The firefly luciferase complementary DNA (cDNA), followed by an SV40 polyadenylation signal, was targeted into the translational start site of the endogenous p16INK4a locus.
Genotype Determination
  • Genotyping Protocol(s)
  • Center protocol and contact for technical support will be shipped with mice.
  • ES Cell Line
    v6.5 derived from (C57BL/6 x 129S4/SvJae)F1

    Homozygous: Mostly normal phenotype. Increased rate of developing cancers, thus a slightly reduced lifespan as null for p16INK4a expression. Similar to p16 KO (PMID11544531). Express luciferase. Albino (white fur, red eyes). No known embryonic lethality.

    Hetero/Hemizygous: Normal phenotype. Express luciferase. Albino (white fur, red eyes). No known embryonic lethality.

    Mammalian Phenotype Terms
    Allelic Composition: (Genetic Background: )

    Allelic Composition: (Genetic Background: )

    MeSH Terms
      Strain Development
      Targeted allele with firefly luciferase complementary DNA (cDNA), followed by an SV40 polyadenylation signal; introduced into the translational start site of the endogenous p16INK4a locus, then electroporated into V6.5 ES cells using standard methods. Backcrossed onto hairless SKH1-E (Charles River Strain #477).Then backcrossed to albino B6 (Jackson Strain #000058).
      Suggested Control Mice
      Wild-type littermates
      • Cancer
      • Cell Biology
      • Dermatology
      • Hematology
      • Immunology and Inflammation
      • Models for Human Disease
      • Research Tools
      Norman Sharpless, M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

      Colony and Husbandry Information

      Colony Surveillance Program and Current Health Reports

      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)
      p16 LUC/LUC female x p16 LUC/LUC male Backcrosses to Jackson albino C57BL/6 stock (
      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: 6 to 8 months 8 to 12 months
      Bred to Homozygosity
      Average litter size
      Recommended wean age
      3-4 weeks

      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.

      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.

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      MMRRC Item # Description Distribution Fee / Unit (US $) Units Notes
      043537-UNC-EMBRYO Cryo-preserved embryos $1,363.00 / Non-Profit Aliquot Approximate quantity3 : 20-40 embryos / aliquot
      043537-UNC-SPERM Cryo-preserved spermatozoa $548.00 / Non-Profit Aliquot Approximate quantity2
      043537-UNC-RESUS Litter recovered from cryo-archive $2,829.00 / 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.

      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.

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