#151454

Bmx Cre ERT2 Mouse

Cat. #151454

Bmx Cre ERT2 Mouse

Cat. #: 151454

Sub-type: Mouse

Availability: 6-8 weeks

Disease: Cancer

Model: Conditional KO

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Contributor

Inventor: Ralf H. Adams

Institute: Cancer Research UK, London Research Institute: Lincoln's Inn Fields

Tool Details
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References

Tool Details

*FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY

  • Tool name: Bmx Cre ERT2 Mouse
  • Research fields: Developmental biology;Genetics;Immunology;Neurobiology;Tissue-specific biology
  • Tool sub type: Mouse
  • Disease: Cancer
  • Model: Conditional KO
  • Conditional: Yes
  • Conditional description: Conditional Cre-ERT2 expression under Bmx promoter enabling tissue-specific recombinase in arterial endothelial cells; inducible Cre activity by treatment with hormone (tamoxifen) enabling inducible translocation of Cre-ERT2 to nucleus.
  • Description: The estragen receptor (ERT2) under the Bone marrow x (Bmx) promoter (Bmx-Cre-ERT2) mouse exhibits tissue-specific expression of an inducible Cre-ERT2 fusion protein, enabling tamoxifen-induced Cre recombinase activity in arterial endothelial cells. The Bmx-Cre-ERT2 mouse is an ideal tool in the study of gene function in angiogenesis, atherosclerosis and neovascularisation. Administration of tamoxifen induces nuclear translocation of the Cre-ERT2 fusion protein, and subsequent Cre recombinase activity, allowing knockout/knockin/transgene studies of loxP flanked genes in endothelial cells.Non-induced Bmx-Cre-ERT2 mice demonstrate no Cre recombinase activity, while tamoxifen-induced Bmx-Cre-ERT2 mice demonstrate high penetrance in endothelial cells (95%+), significantly higher than existing endothelial Cre models currently available.
  • Genetic background: A Bmx-Cre-ERT2 transgene vector, containing a genomic VECad promoter fragment fused to a Cre-ERT2 cDNA, was injected into fertilised embryos (C57BL/6 or FVB/N). Founder lines were back-crossed to establish mice heterozygous for the Bmx-Cre-ERT2 transgene.
  • Zygosity: Heterozygous
  • Production details: A Bmx-Cre-ERT2 transgene vector, containing a genomic VECad promoter fragment fused to a Cre-ERT2 cDNA, was injected into fertilised embryos (C57BL/6 or FVB/N). Founder lines were back-crossed to establish mice heterozygous for the Bmx-Cre-ERT2 transgene.

Handling

  • Shipping conditions: Embryo/Spermatoza- Dry Ice

Target Details

  • Target: BMX, CreERT2

References

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  • Constitutively active Notch4 receptor elicits brain arteriovenous malformations through enlargement of capillary-like vessels.
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  • Schober et al. 2014. Nat Med. 20(4):368-76. PMID: 24584117.
  • Deficiency of endothelial CXCR4 reduces reendothelialization and enhances neointimal hyperplasia after vascular injury in atherosclerosis-prone mice.
  • MicroRNA-126-5p promotes endothelial proliferation and limits atherosclerosis by suppressing Dlk1.
  • Ehling et al. 2013. Development. 140(14):3051-61. PMID: 23785053.
  • Notch controls retinal blood vessel maturation and quiescence.