Basic Information

Strain Name
C57BL/6N-Pgrtm1(icre)Bcgen/Bcgen
Stock Number
110155
Common Name
B-Pgr-iCre mice
Gene symbol and name
Pgr, progesterone receptor
Background
C57BL/6N
Coat color
Black
Application
• Function research of genes • Function research of reproductive system
Development

A targeting vector was designed to insert an porcine teschovirus-1 2A (P2A) linked to iCre recombinase gene, downstream of the proge sterone receptor (Pgr) stop codon. The targeting vector was electroporated into C57BL/6-derived embryonic stem (ES) cells. Correctly targeted ES cells were injected into blastocysts and resulted chimeric mice. These mice were maintained on a C57BL/6 background.

Description

Homozygous mice for the targeted mutation are viable, fertile, normal in size and do not display any gross physical or behavioral abnormalities. B-ROSA26-EGFP-DTA mice have STOP cassettes preventing expression of diphtheria toxin fragment A (DTA). DTA expression will be activated, if STOP cassettes are removed – resulting in the specific ablation of the cre-expressing cells. ROSA26-EGFP-DTA mice are useful for Cre-inducible deletion of specific groups of cells.

Gene editing strategy

A targeting vector was designed to insert an porcine teschovirus-1 2A (P2A) linked to iCre recombinase gene, downstream of the proge sterone receptor (Pgr) stop codon. The targeting vector was electroporated into C57BL/6-derived embryonic stem (ES) cells. Correctly targeted ES cells were injected into blastocysts and resulted chimeric mice. These mice were maintained on a C57BL/6 background.

Phenotype analysis

(a) The reproductive system of mice, including the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. (b) Mouse mammary glands. The expressions of red fluorescent protein and green fluorescent labeled Pgr (progesterone) of tdTomato were detected by IF. The vertical axis represents mice with different genotypes, and the horizontal axis represents different fluorescent markers. B-Pgr-iCre(Mut/+); CAG-tdTomato (Mut/+) Mice with genotype showed obvious expression of red fluorescent protein of tdTomato.

References

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