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Vgat-Cre knockin rat

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Characteristics / Husbandry

  • Background strain: Long Evans Hooded
  • Cre recombinase driven by endogenous Vgat promoter
  • No observed ectopic expression of cre
  • Targeted insertion eliminates possible gene disruption that may occur in random insertion technologies such as BAC

Availability: Live colony
Zygosity genotype: Homozygous

This model expresses cre-recombinase under the control of the endogenous solute carrier family 32 member 1 (Vgat) promoter enabling specific expression in Vgat positive GABAergic neurons. This model possesses a targeted insertion of (IRES)-cre immediately after the translational stop in the open reading frame of the Vgat gene. The Vgat-Cre rat is useful for applications requiring tissue specific expression, including optogenetics and breeding with transgenic floxed lines. .

Research Use & Related Publications
Optogenetics
Expression/knockout of floxed genes
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The Vgat-Cre KI rat model was originally created at SAGE Labs, Inc. in St. Louis, MO and distributed out of the Boyertown, PA facility. The line continues to be maintained through the original SAGE Labs animal inventory acquired by Envigo.