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Tg(lhx5:GFP)b1205

Tg(lhx5:GFP)b1205

About

 This transgenic line recapitulates the expression of lhx5 transcription factor. Generated by the Westerfield lab using BAC transgenesis. A kaede version of this line is also available. This transgenic has been used to study pathfinding in early telencephalic development (Guo et al., 2012; Zhang et al., 2012, Turner et al., 2019) and also to look at areas afferent to the habenula at later stages of development (Turner et al., 2016).


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Lab or Origin: Westerfield Lab


Expressed in: 

 olfactory bulb, pallium, ventral entopeduncular nucleus, preoptic area, prethalamus, stria medularis, tract of the habenula commissure, habenula commisure, habenula neuropil.


Key Publications

Gao, J., Zhang, C., Yang, B., Sun, L., Zhang, C., Westerfield, M., and Peng, G. (2012)
Dcc Regulates Asymmetric Outgrowth of Forebrain Neurons in Zebrafish.
PLoS One. 7(5):e36516.

Zhang, C., Gao, J., Zhang, H., Sun, L., and Peng, G. (2012)
Robo2-Slit and Dcc-Netrin1 Coordinate Neuron Axonal Pathfinding within the Embryonic Axon Tracts.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 32(36):12589-12602.

Turner, K.J., Hawkins, T.A., Yáñez, J., Anadón, R., Wilson, S.W., Folgueira, M. (2016)
Afferent Connectivity of the Zebrafish Habenulae.
Frontiers in neural circuits. 10:30.

Turner, K.J., Hoyle, J., Valdivia, L.E., Cerveny, K.L., Hart, W., Mangoli, M., Geisler, R., Rees, M., Houart, C., Poole, R.J., Wilson, S.W., Gestri, G. (2019)
Abrogation of Stem Loop Binding Protein (Slbp) function leads to a failure of cells to transition from proliferation to differentiation, retinal coloboma and midline axon guidance deficits.
PLoS One. 14:e0211073.

Et(fos:Gal4-VP16)s1026t

Et(fos:Gal4-VP16)s1026t

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 This transgenic originates from Herwig Baier’s laboratory and is one of many enhancer trap Gal4 lines created by them. It labels prethalamus, thalamus and posterior tubercular regions. It also has retinal, habenular, pineal, optic tectum and subpallial expression.


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Expressed in: 

 subpallium, habenulae, pineal, emminentia thalami, prethalamus, thalamus, posterior tuberculum, retina, optic tectum, hypothalamus, preglomerular complex.


Key Publications

 Scott, E.K., and Baier, H. (2009) The cellular architecture of the larval zebrafish tectum, as revealed by gal4 enhancer trap lines. Frontiers in neural circuits. 3:13.

Tg(slc17a6b: DsRed)nns9Tg

Tg(slc17a6b: DsRed)nns9Tg

About

 Slc17a6b is a vesicular glutamate transporter that that mediates the uptake of the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate into vesicles in the presynaptic terminals of excitatory neurons. This BAC transgenic line from the Yoshihara lab drives the expression of DSRed in glutamatergic neurons. Expression can be seen in many neurons throughout the brain. Strong expression in the dorsal and ventral habenular subnuclei, olfactory bulbs, the pallium and optic tectum


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Lab or Origin: Yoshihara Lab


Expressed in: 

 glutamatergic neurons, olfactory epithelium, olfactory bulb, pallium, subpallium, dorsal habenula, ventral habenula, preoptic area, prethalamus, pretectum (AF9), optic tectum, trigeminal sensory ganglion.


Key Publications

 
Miyasaka, N., Morimoto, K., Tsubokawa, T., Higashijima, S., Okamoto, H., and Yoshihara, Y. (2009)
From the olfactory bulb to higher brain centers: genetic visualization of secondary olfactory pathways in zebrafish.
The Journal of neuroscience. 29(15):4756-4767.

Kani, S., Bae, Y.K., Shimizu, T., Tanabe, K., Satou, C., Parsons, M.J., Scott, E., Higashijima, S.I., and Hibi, M. (2010) Proneural gene-linked neurogenesis in zebrafish cerebellum.
Developmental Biology. 343(1-2):1-17.

Tg(-2.7shh:GFP)

Tg(-2.7shh:GFP)

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The hedgehog family of genes encodes a group of morphogenic preoteins that have a critical role in the development and patterning of midline brain structures and other systems. In zebrafish  two of the three vertebrate hh genes are duplicated shha and shhb. This trangenic from the Nüsslein-Volhard lab has been used to study the role that Shh plays in patterning both the retina and the diencephalon.


All images of shh:GFP were produced by Monica Folgueira.

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Lab or Origin: Nüsslein-Volhard, Christiane


Expressed in: 

basal plate midbrain, zona limitans intrathalamica, prethalamus, retina.

 


Key Publications

 Neumann, C.J. and Nüsslein-Volhard, C. (2000) Patterning of the zebrafish retina by a wave of sonic hedgehog activity. Science (New York, N.Y.). 289(5487):2137-2139.

Scholpp, S., Foucher, I., Staudt, N., Peukert, D., Lumsden, A., and Houart, C. (2007) Otx1l, Otx2 and Irx1b establish and position the ZLI in the diencephalon. Development (Cambridge, England). 134(17):3167-3176

Tg(1.4dlx5a-dlx6a:GFP)ot1

Tg(1.4dlx5a-dlx6a:GFP)ot1

About

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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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.