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RIKEN BioResource Center Mouse E-mail Message   No. 60
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  The RIKEN BioResource Center (BRC) provides you the most up-to-date
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- Special topic: Mouse of the Month 
                 "Atg5: An essential molecule of autophagy"
                 "C57BL/6-Ly5 Antigen (Ptprc) Congenic Strains"
                 "The only one strain for study of NF-kB/RelA subunit in vivo"
- Visit of Yonsei University College of Medicine and Seoul National University
- NIG Mouse Genome Database (New)
- FY2009 NBRP Genome Information Upgrading Program
- RIKEN BRC Training course
- Report: The 56th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for Laboratory 
Animal Science
- Report: The 49th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Teratology society
- Report: KRIBB-TIGM MOU Signing Ceremony and International Symposium
- Publication by users: The RBRC mouse on the cover of The Journal of 
Biological Chemistry
- Our recent publications
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|  Special topic: Mouse of the Month    May - July. 2009
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  Atg5: An essential molecule of autophagy
  
      RBRC02231   B6;129-Atg5<tm1Nmz> (null allele) 
      RBRC02975   B6.129S-Atg5<tm1Myok> (floxed allele) 

    Depositor: Dr. Noboru MIZUSHIMA (Tokyo Medical and Dental University) 

    http://www.brc.riken.jp/lab/animal/mailnews/nm200907_01.html

  C57BL/6-Ly5 Antigen (Ptprc) Congenic Strains
  
      RBRC00126   B6.SJL-Ptprca/BoyYuoRbrc (C57BL/6-Ly5<a>, C57BL/6-Ly5.1)

    Depositor: Dr. Toshitada TAKAHASHI (Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute)

    http://www.brc.riken.jp/lab/animal/mailnews/nm200906_01.html

  The only one strain for study of NF-kB/RelA subunit in vivo
  
      RBRC00305   TNFκB

    Depositor: Dr. Takahiro DOI  (RIKEN BRC)

    http://www.brc.riken.jp/lab/animal/mailnews/nm200905_01.html

    Mouse of the Month archive
    http://www.brc.riken.jp/lab/animal/en/mouse_of_month_list.shtml


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|  NIG Mouse Genome Database (New)
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  Please visit the renewed NIG Mouse Genome Database to search for the 
MSM BAC clones.NIG Mouse Genome Database has been developed by Dr. Yukiko 
Yamazaki, National Institute of Genetics. This Database was supported by 
KAKENHI (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research) on Priority Areas "Comparative 
Genomics" and the National BioResource Project (NBRP) "Genome" from the 
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.

    http://molossinus.lab.nig.ac.jp/msmdb/

  To obtain MSM Mouse BAC clones, please visit the following RIKEN BRC web site.
MSM Mouse BAC clones & Library

    http://www.brc.riken.jp/lab/dna/en/MSMBACen.html


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|  FY2009 NBRP Genome Information Upgrading Program
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  Our subject entitled "BAC end sequencing of the mouse C57BL/6N substrain" 
has been selected. The C57BL/6N substrain is widely used in the worldwide 
knockout mouse projects. RIKEN BRC in collaboration with National Institute 
of Genetics has been funded by FY2009 NBRP Genome Information Upgrading 
Program and started to end-sequence BAC clones of C57BL/6N substrain.
The purpose of NBRP is to collect, preserve, and provide bioresources (such 
as animals, plants) that are basic materials for life science research, and 
to upgrade the bioresources responding to the demands of the present age by 
adding higher values though developing preservation technology, genome 
analysis, and others.


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|  RIKEN BRC Training course
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  A trainee from National Laboratory Animal Center in Taiwan visited RIKEN 
BRC to participate the BRC training course entitled "Bioresource Banking and 
Management System". He stays for a month to learn our management system for 
cryopreservation, quality control and database.

    http://www.brc.riken.jp/lab/animal/mailnews/nm200907_02e.html


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|  Visit of Yonsei University College of Medicine and Seoul National University
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  The Dean of Yonsei University College of Medicine and other 7 directors and 
professors visited RIKEN BRC on July 9th, 2009. We discussed to build up a 
future relationship between Yonsei University College of Medicine and RIKEN.

    http://www.brc.riken.jp/lab/animal/mailnews/nm200907_03e.html


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|  Report: The 56th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for Laboratory 
|  Animal Science
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  The 56th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for Laboratory Animal 
Science was held from May 14th through the16th. Dr. Kazuo MORIWAKI, Special 
Adviser to RIKEN BRC gave an open public lecture on May 16th. Also RIKEN BRC 
and its collaborators presented twenty subjects in oral and poster sessions 
at the meeting.

    http://www.brc.riken.jp/lab/animal/mailnews/nm200907_04e.html

  The 56th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for Laboratory Animal Science
    http://jalas56.adthree.com/e/index.html


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|  Report: The 49th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Teratology society
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  The 49th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Teratology society was held in 
Kagoshima from June 25th through the 27th. Dr. Atsushi YOSHIKI, Head of 
Experimental Animal Division RIKEN BRC presented "Dissemination of Mouse 
Resources in the Teratology studies" as an educational lecture at the meeting.

    http://www.brc.riken.jp/lab/animal/mailnews/nm200907_05e.html


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|  Report: KRIBB-TIGM MOU Signing Ceremony and International Symposium
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  KRIBB-TIGM MOU Signing Ceremony and International Symposium was held in 
Seoul, Korea on June 4, 2009. Dr. Atsushi YOSHIKI, Head of Experimental Animal 
Division, RIKEN BRC was invited and made a speech entitled "The RIKEN BioResource 
Center As the Core Facility of the Mouse in Japan" at the symposium.

    http://www.brc.riken.jp/lab/animal/mailnews/nm200907_06e.html


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|  Publication by users: The RBRC mouse on the cover of The Journal of 
|  Biological Chemistry
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  ERAI transgenic mouse (RBRC01099) 

Martino ME, Olsen JC, Fulcher NB, Wolfgang MC, O'Neal WK, Ribeiro CM. Airway 
epithelial inflammation-induced endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ store expansion 
is mediated by X-box binding protein-1. J Biol Chem. 2009 May 29; 284(22): 
14904-14913. 
http://www.jbc.org/content/vol284/issue22/cover.dtl


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|  Our recent publications
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Nakata, H., Hashimoto, T., Mekada, K., Obat, Y., and Yoshiki, A. (2009) 
Simultaneous Detection of Multiple Transgenes for Genetically-Modified
Mouse Strains. Exp. Anim. 58 (4), 437-442.

Taguma, K., Nakamura, C., Ozaki, A., Suzuki, C., Hachisu, A., Kobayahsi, 
K., Mochida, K., Ogura, A., Kaneda, H., and Wakana, S., (2009) A Practical 
Novel Method for Ensuring Stable Capacitation of Spermatozoa from 
Cryopreserved C57BL/6J Sperm Suspensio. Exp Anim 58 (4), 395-401.

  Our publications are now freely available.

Obata, Y., and Yonekawa, H., Review Series: Animal Bioresource in Japan.
The Aim and the Scope. Exp Anim 58 (2), 73.
http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/browse/expanim/58/2/_contents

Yoshiki, A., Ike, F., Mekada, K., Kitaura, Y., Nakata, H., Hiraiwa, N., 
Mochida, K., Ijuin, M., Kadota, M., Murakami, A., Ogura, A., Abe, K., 
Moriwaki, K., and Obata, Y. (2009) The Mouse Resources at the RIKEN 
BioResource Center. Exp Anim. 58 (2), 85-96.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19448331?ordinalpos=abstruct

Mekada, K., Abe, K., Murakami, A., Nakamura, S., Nakata, H., Moriwaki, K., 
Obata, Y., and Yoshiki, A. (2009) Genetic Differences among C57BL/6 
Substrains. Exp Anim. 58 (2), 141-149.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19448337?ordinalpos=abstruct

Moriwaki, K., Miyashita, N., Mita, A., Goto, H., Tsuchiya, K., Kato, H., 
Mekada, K., Noro, C., Oota, S., Yoshiki, A., Obata, Y., and Shiroishi,T. 
(2009) Unique inbred strain MSM/Ms established from the Japanese wild 
mouse. Exp Anim. 58 (2), 123-134.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19448335?ordinalpos=abstruct


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2009.8.20