The tTA coding sequence was released as an EcoRI/BamHI-blunted fragment from pMSCV-tTA-IRES-GFP. The tTA sequence was directly inserted into the blunted EcoRI site of the MMTV-SV40-BSSK vector (provided by Dr. Muller, McGill Univ.) that had been modified at the SalI site as SalI-SpeI-NotI-SpeI-SalI sequence. The mouse mammary gland tumor virus (MMTV) promoter drives mammary gland-specific expression of the tetracycline-controlled transactivator (tTA).
In 2020-2021, analysis performed by The Jackson Laboratory discovered that at least three tandem repeats/copies of the Tg(MMTV-tTA)25754Kuw transgene (hemizygous) integrated on chromosome 8 (chr8:12,485,790-12,564,686; mouse mm10), approximately 10kb upstream of the Spaca7 locus. Currently, there are no genes annotated in the integration region. This analysis also identified the transgene includes an SV40 NLS and polyA signal.
Sakamoto K, Schmidt JW, Wagner KU. Generation of a novel MMTV-tTA transgenicmouse strain for the targeted expression of genes in the embryonic and postnatal mammary gland. PLoS One. 2012;7(8):e43778. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043778.Epub 2012 Aug 31. PubMed PMID: 22952764; PubMed Central (Medline PMCID: PMC3432039)
Zhang Q, Sakamoto K, Wagner KU. D-type Cyclins are important downstreameffectors of cytokine signaling that regulate the proliferation of normal andneoplastic mammary epithelial cells. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2014 Jan25;382(1):583-592. doi: 10.1016/j.mce.2013.03.016. Epub 2013 Apr 4. Review.PubMed PMID: 23562856; PubMed Central (Medline PMCID: PMC3740091)
Zboray K, Mohrherr J, Stiedl P, Pranz K, Wandruszka L, Grabner B, Eferl R,Moriggl R, Stoiber D, Sakamoto K, Wagner KU, Popper H, Casanova E, Moll HP. AKT3 drives adenoid cystic carcinoma development in salivary glands. Cancer Med. 2018 Feb;7(2):445-453. doi: 10.1002/cam4.1293. Epub 2017 Dec 28. PubMed PMID:29282901; PubMed Central (Medline PMCID: PMC5806106)
Schmidt JW, Wehde BL, Sakamoto K, Triplett AA, Anderson SM, Tsichlis PN, LeoneG, Wagner KU. Stat5 regulates the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/Akt1 pathwayduring mammary gland development and tumorigenesis. Mol Cell Biol. 2014Apr;34(7):1363-77. doi: 10.1128/MCB.01220-13. Epub 2014 Jan 27. PubMed PMID:24469394; PubMed Central (Medline PMCID: PMC3993568)
|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:||Greater than 12 months||Greater than 12 months|
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|MMRRC Item #||Description||Distribution Fee / Unit (US $)||Units||Notes|
|Heterozygous / Hemizygous Female
Heterozygous / Hemizygous Male
Wild Type Female
Wild Type Male
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