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Tg(1.4dlx5a-dlx6a:GFP)ot1

Tg(1.4dlx5a-dlx6a:GFP)ot1

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Tg(1.4dlx5a-dlx6a:GFP)ot1 larvae express GFP in subpallial neurons γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-expressing neurons. Several other brain regions also show GFP expression in this transgenic line such as the optic tectum and cerebellum.
 

 Dlx homeobox genes play essential roles in the differentiation, migration and survival of subpallial precursor cells that will later give rise to diverse subtypes of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-expressing neurons. They also participate in the regulation of the Gad genes encoding the enzymes necessary for GABA synthesis (Yu et al., 2011).

 


Mouse over the different areas of GFP expression in the interactive images below to see the name of the brain area. 


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External Links:

 ZFIN

Lab of Origin: Mark Ekker Lab


Expressed in: 

olfactory bulb, subpallium, pallium, preoptic area, prethalamus, posterior tuberculum, hypothalamus, optic tectum, cerebellum.

 


Key Publications

Zerucha, T., Stuhmer, T., Hatch, G., Park, B.K., Long, Q., Yu, G., Gambarotta, A., Schultz, J.R., Rubenstein, J.L., and Ekker, M. (2000) 
A highly conserved enhancer in the Dlx5/Dlx6 intergenic region is the site of cross-regulatory interactions between dlx genes in the embryonic forebrain. 
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 20(2):709-721.

Yu, M., Xi, Y., Pollack, J., Debiais-Thibaud, M., Macdonald, R.B., and Ekker, M. (2011) 
Activity of dlx5a/dlx6a regulatory elements during zebrafish GABAergic neuron development. 
Int. J. Dev. Neurosci.. 29(7):681-91.

Tg(slc6a3:EGFP)ot80

Tg(slc6a3:EGFP)ot80

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The Tg(slc6a3:EGFP)ot80 transgenic line expresses GFP under the control of
cis-regulatory elements of the dopamine transporter (DAT) gene slc6a3.

 


External Links:

 ZFIN

Lab of Origin: Mark Ekker Lab



Transgene expressed in: 

olfactory bulb, subpallium, preoptic region, pretectum, posterior tuberculum, hypothalamus, optic tectum, cerebellum

Key Publications

 

Xi Y1, Yu M, Godoy R, Hatch G, Poitras L, Ekker M.
Transgenic zebrafish expressing green fluorescent protein in dopaminergic neurons of the ventral diencephalon.
Dev Dyn. 2011 Nov;240(11):2539-47. doi: 10.1002/dvdy.22742. Epub 2011 Sep 19.