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RIKEN BioResource Center Mouse E-mail Message No. 95

RIKEN BioResource Center (BRC) is pleased to update you with the latest

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- Special topic: Mouse of the Month
  "Expanding the repertoire of optogenetic control"
- Dr. Kazuo Moriwaki Awarded by MEXT Minister
- Announcement: The 60th Annual Meeting of Japanese Association for
  Laboratory Animal Science
- Announcement: 2013 International Summer Intensive Course of the Mouse
- User publications
- Newly deposited mouse strains
- Newly available mouse strains
- Mouse strains for freeze preservation

|  Special topic: Mouse of the Month    April 2013

Expanding the repertoire of optogenetic control
    RBRC05454  B6;129B6(Cg)-Actb<tm1(tetO-ChR2*C128S/EYFP)Kftnk>/KftnkRbrc
    Depositor: Kenji F. Tanaka, M.D., Ph.D., Keio University
               Akihiro Yamanaka, Ph.D., Nagoya University

Mouse of the Month archive

|  Dr. Kazuo Moriwaki Awarded by MEXT Minister

  On April 16th, 2013, our Senior Advisor Dr. Kazuo Moriwaki won the
Prize for Science and Technology (Research Category), commended by the
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
for merits of research on the biological function models based on the
evolutionary history of mouse bioresources.

|  Announcement: The 60th Annual Meeting of Japanese Association for 
|  Laboratory Animal Science

  The 60th Annual Meeting of Japanese Association for Laboratory Animal
Science will be held at Tsukuba International Congress Center from May
15th (Wed.) to 17th (Fri.). We are pleased to welcome you on the
"National BioResource Project (NBRP)" booth.

|  Announcement: 2013 International Summer Intensive Course of the Mouse

  The 2nd RIKEN BRC/NANJING UNIVERSITY MARC International Summer
intensive Course of the Mouse will be held at MARC of Nanjing University
from July 29th to 31st.
It is aiming to provide short and intensive educational program about
using laboratory mouse, and to train young scientists with international
vision and innovative spirits for biomedical research and developmental
biology. Experimental practice and tour at Model Animal Research Center
is also included in the program.

Place: MARC of Nanjing University
Date: July 29-31, 2013
Official Language: English
Registration Fee: FREE

|  User publications

  The following results have been newly reported by users. We are
honored to introduce new publications to the science community.
Therefore, we look forward to receiving your publications too.

RBRC00144  C57BL/6-Ly-5.1
Ken-ichiro Seino, Haruka WADA. Production method of immune cells.
US20110027881 A1 12/845,178

RBRC00144  C57BL/6-Ly-5.1
Hiroaki Kodama, Hiroyuki Miyoshi, Natsumi SHIMIZU. METHOD OF MAINTENANCE

RBRC01071  Floxed RBP-J
Linda E. Greenbaum, Klaus H. Kaestner. Adult Hepatic Progenitor Cells
and Methods of Use Thereof. US20100329986 A1 12/683,084

RBRC01916  pKF1KO4.3.1
Tamotsu Hashimoto, Atsushi Tsujimura. Knockout animal exhibiting
anxiety-like behavior. US20100050277 A1 12/515,064

RBRC00267  C57BL/6-Tg(CAG-EGFP)C14-Y01-FM131Osb
Unno A, Kachi S, Batanova TA, Ohno T, Elhawary N, Kitoh K, Takashima Y.
Toxoplasma gondii tachyzoite-infected peripheral blood mononuclear cells
are enriched in mouse lungs and liver. Exp Parasitol. pii:
S0014-4894(13)00076-3. doi: 10.1016/j.exppara.2013.03.006, 2013.

RBRC00388  PROD-rol/+
Tian X, Zhou Y, Gao L, He G, Jiang W, Li W, Takahashi E. Analysis of
ischemic neuronal injury in CaV2.1 channel α1 subunit mutant mice.
Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. pii: S0006-291X(13)00520-2. doi: 10.1016/
j.bbrc.2013.03.066, 2013.

RBRC01828  B6.Cg-Tg(CAG-Cre)CZ-MO2Osb
Nishibe R, Watanabe W, Ueda T, Yamasaki N, CIZ1, a p21Cip1/
Waf1-interacting protein, functions as a tumor suppressor in vivo. FEBS
Lett. pii: S0014-5793(13)00263-9. doi: 10.1016/j.febslet.2013.03.034,

RBRC02330  NOD.Cg-Fcer1g<tm1Rav> Fcgr2b<tm1Ttk>
Kayes T, Fang Y, Yu S, Downey E, Wang S, Braley-Mullen H. Agonistic
Anti-CD40 Induces Thyrocyte Proliferation and Promotes Thyroid
Autoimmunity by Increasing CD40 Expression on Thyroid Epithelial Cells.
J Immunol.;190(8):3928-38. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1202929, 2013.

|  Newly deposited mouse strains

  The following mice have been newly deposited with RIKEN BRC and will
be available shortly after rederivation.
We appreciate the contributions of the depositors to the science

  Dr. Mitsunori Fukuda, Tohoku University
    RBRC05802  B6.Cg-Tbc1d25<tm1Mitf>

  Dr. Shigeo Koyasu, Keio University
    RBRC05852  C.B6-a/a B/B Kit<W-sh>
    RBRC05853  B6.Cg-Igh<tm1(AK23)>
    RBRC05854  B6.Cg-Tg(IgkAK23)

  Dr. Susumu Seino, Kobe University
    RBRC05879  B6;129P2-Kcnj11<tm1Sse>

  Dr. Daisuke Kitamura, Tokyo University of Science
    RBRC05887  B6;129P2-Bri3bp<Gt(RST655)Byg>/Dkit
    RBRC05888  C;129P2-Bri3bp<Gt(RST655)Byg>/Dkit

  Dr. Katsuhiko Mikoshiba, RIKEN Brain Science Institute
    RBRC05889  B6.129P2-Dpysl2<tm1.1Gosh>

  Dr. Fumihiko Horio, Nagoya University
    RBRC05890  A.SM-(D12Mit56-D12Mit84)
    RBRC05891  A.SM-(D12Mit56-D12Mit270)

  Dr. Makoto Noda, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
    RBRC05892  B6.129P2-Reck<tm1Ito>/Noda

  Dr. Masahide Takahashi, Nagoya University
    RBRC05911  B6.129S6-Cd109<tm1Mat>

|  Newly available mouse strains

  The following mice have recently been rederived into our barrier
facility and are now available for distribution.

    RBRC05271  p16-luc (Acc. No. CDB0416T-53)
    RBRC05479  D2.Cg-Gt(ROSA)26Sor
    RBRC05507  D1.Cg-Tg(Col2-Cd80)1
    RBRC05559  B6.Cg-Tg(Crx-cre/ERT2)1Tfur
    RBRC05564  129S6;B6C3-Tg(Chx10-cre)G5Tfur
    RBRC05565  129S6;B6C3-Tg(Chx10-cre/ERT2)G7Tfur
    RBRC05603  B6.FVB-Tg(Col1a1-cre)1Kry
    RBRC05649  B6.129S4-Plin5<tm1>
    RBRC05653  B6.Cg-Tg(alpha-MHC/miR143/145)19
    RBRC05855  B6.Cg-Rab33b<tm1Mitf>/3110

|  Mouse strains for freeze preservation

  Since a sufficient number of frozen stocks have been preserved, live
mice of the following strains will be discontinued soon. 
It will take more than 3 months to recover live mice from frozen stock.
Therefore, please inform us as soon as possible if you plan to use the
mice and request them alive.

    RBRC01926  B6;129S4-Vamp7<tm1Aha>
    RBRC03738  C57BL/6Cr-Tg(L7-HA/rtTA)2Hirai
    RBRC03986  B6.129-Ep400<tm2Fuku>
    RBRC04746  STOCK Tg(aMHC-GCaMP2)53Bsi
    RBRC04747  STOCK Tg(aMHC-GCaMP2)60Bsi
    RBRC04774  Dnmt1<tm1Okan> (Acc.No.CDB0500K)
    RBRC04800  B6;B6129-EpCAM<tm1.2Hmd>
    RBRC05280  nrd1 (Acc. No.CDB0466K)
    RBRC05363  STOCK Tg(FLEXCAG-VSFP2.3)511Bsi
    RBRC05450  B6;CBB6(129)-Tg(Mlc1-tTA)2Rhn
    RBRC05653  B6.Cg-Tg(alpha-MHC/miR143/145)19

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