The mouse promoter was used to drive tamoxifen-inducible, melanocyte-specific expression of a floxed cre/ESR1 fusion containing the amino acid substitution G521R followed out of frame by a constitutively active Hras1 with the G12V amino acid substitution, an IRES, and the mouse cDNA for Trap1a with its polyadenylation signal. Removal of the floxed cre/ERT fusion is required to express downstream genes. Eight founders were generated (TiRP-1-5, TiRP-5-6, TiRP-8/9A, TiRP-8/9B, TiRP-10A, TiRP-10B, TiRP-14 , and TiRP-16) and each contained concatemers of the transgene in head to tail or tail to tail orientations. Cre mediated recombination removes all but one copy of the recombined transgene.
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