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Transgene Detail
Symbol: Tg(Thy1-Brainbow2.1)RLich
Name: transgene insertion R, Jeff W Lichtman
MGI ID: MGI:3761284
Synonyms: Tg(Thy1-hrGFPII,-mYFP,-tdimer2(12),-mCerulean)R21Lich, Thy1-Brainbow-2.1 line R
Transgene: Tg(Thy1-Brainbow2.1)RLich  Location: unknown  
Strain of Origin:  C57BL/6J x CBA
Transgene Type:    Transgenic (Reporter)
Mutation:    Insertion
Mutation detailsThe Thy1-Brainbow 2.1 transgene was designed with the mouse Thy1 regulatory elements surrounding four fluorescent proteins (green (GFP), enhanced yellow (EYFP), red (RFP), and cyan (CFP)) sequences uniquely positioned in a tandem fashion and delimited by LoxP sites in opposite orientation. Specifically, this Brainbow 2.1 coding region is composed of two adjacent head to tail tandem dimers, the first contains a LoxP site, humanized Renilla GFP (hrGFPII (Stratagene); with nuclear localization signal), and polyA sequence in forward orientation, and a LoxP site, monomeric EYFP (mYFPA206K), and polyA sequence in reverse orientation. The second head to tail dimer contains a LoxP site, tdimer2(12) RFP, and polyA sequence in forward orientation, and a LoxP site, mCerulean CFP (with membrane tethering palmitoylation sequence), and polyA sequence in reverse orientation. A single FRT site is located at the 3' end of the coding region. The hrGFPII variant of GFP (from Stratagene vector phrGFPII-C) has amino acid substitutions designed to improve spectral properties and performance in mammalian systems. The monomeric EYFP (mYFPA206K) has an amino acid substitution replacing a hydrophobic region with a positively charged residue designed to prevent dimerization. The tdimer2(12) RFP is a non-oligomerizing DsRed variant with a 12 residue linker fusing two copies of the protein (tandem dimer). The monomeric Cerulean (mCerulean) is a variant of ECFP (ECFPS72A/Y145A/H148D/A206K) with amino acid substitutions designed to improve spectral properties and prevent dimerization. (J:125961)
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Original:  J:125961 Livet J, et al., Transgenic strategies for combinatorial expression of fluorescent proteins in the nervous system. Nature. 2007 Nov 1;450(7166):56-62
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