Available Strain Details

Strain Information
Common Strain Name: Plzf (+/-) Pricing and Ordering Information
Strain Nomenclature: B6;129S1-Zbt16tm1Ppp/Nci
Animal State: Cryoarchived Strains
Release Category (Required for MTA form): B3,C1


Strain Description: Both males and females have hindlimb deformities. Plzf is required for spermatogonial stem cell maintenance. Males therefore suffer progressive germ cell loss with age and are infertile. Females breed poorly, potentially due to physical deformities. Plzf is also required for development and differentiation of NKT cells within the hematopoietic system.
Mutation Information
Mutation Type: Targeted
Gene Name: Plzf
Gene Symbol: Zbtb1t
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Current Genetic Background: B6;129S1
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Additional Information
Cryopreservation Mating Scheme: The cryopreservation mating scheme is C57BL/6 females x heterozygote males. Average litter size is 8. NOTE: Null animals have hind limb deformities and somewhat restricted movement. This does not negatively affect feeding and general well-being. According to the donor, homozygous mice are viable but not fertile.
Genotyping Information: Protocol 1: Allele: Zbt16<tm1Ppp>/Nci
Donating Investigator: Dr. Pier Paolo Pandolfi

Key Reference: Plzf regulates limb and axial skeletal patterning.Barna M, Hawe N, Niswander L, Pandolfi PP.Nat Genet. 2000 Jun;25(2):166-72.PMID: 10835630 [Pubmed Abstract]

Related Reference: Essential role of Plzf in maintenance of spermatogonial stem cells.Costoya JA, Hobbs RM, Barna M, Cattoretti G, Manova K, Sukhwani M, Orwig KE, Wolgemuth DJ, Pandolfi PP.Nat Genet. 2004 Jun;36(6):653-9. Epub 2004 May 23.PMID: 15156143 [Pubmed Abstract]

Sponsor: NIH R01 grants to Pier Paolo Pandolfi