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RIKEN BioResource Center Mouse E-mail Message   No. 61
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  The RIKEN BioResource Center (BRC) provides you the most up-to-date
information such as newly deposited mouse strains.


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- Special topic: Mouse of the Month "Visualizing Wnt signal pathway"
- "IMPORTANT" Request to Users
- A New Method Rescues Frozen C57BL/6J Sperm
- Announcement: The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society
- Report: International Phenome Integration
- Publication by users
- Our recent publications
- Newly deposited mouse strains
- Newly available mouse strains
- Mouse strains for freeze preservation
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|  Special topic: Mouse of the Month    Aug. 2009
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  Visualizing Wnt signal pathway
  
      RBRC02228   TOP-GAL
      RBRC02229   TOP-EGFP

    Developer: Dr. Yumiko Saga (National Institute of Genetics)

    http://www.brc.riken.jp/lab/animal/mailnews/nm200908_01.html

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


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|  "IMPORTANT" Request to Users
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  Please use the following sentence to expressly describe the RIKEN BRC 
as the source of the BIOLOGICAL RESOURCE in 'Materials and Methods' of 
your publication.

Example : "the BIOLOGICAL RESOURCE (the resource name) was provided by 
the RIKEN BRC through the National Bio-Resource Project of the MEXT, Japan"

  The RIKEN BRC is a non-profit institution funded by the Japanese Government. 
We are engaged in collecting, maintaining, multiplying, storing and distributing 
bioresources, in order to support research and development in the field of 
life sciences.The RIKEN BRC has been providing bioresources not only to 
scientists in Japan but also to those in overseas. To be able to continue 
our service to the international scientific community, the RIKEN BRC needs 
to demonstrate publicly our contribution to the scientific community by 
disclosing our user's research publications.

  According to Article 5 of the MTA we would like to request a reprint of 
any published research paper that involved the BIOLOGICAL RESOURCE supplied 
by RIKEN BRC.


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|  A New Method Rescues Frozen C57BL/6J Sperm
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  A large number of genetically-engineered mouse strains are generated 
in the biomedical studies. Sperm cryopreservation is one of the most 
efficient means of preserving the mouse strains. Most of these strains 
have been generated with the C57BL/6J genetic background. However, the 
fertilization efficiency of the frozen-thawed C57BL/6J sperm is known 
to be quite low. Recently, our group has developed a new method which 
dramatically improves the efficiency of in vitro fertilization using 
frozen-thawed C57BL/6J sperm. Please see more in the following publication.

Taguma, K., Nakamura, C., Ozaki, A., Suzuki, C., Hachisu, A., Kobayashi, 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 Suspension. Exp. Anim. 58 (4), 395-401.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19654437?ordinalpos=abstruct


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|  Announcement: The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society
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  The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society will be held 
at Nagoya Congress Center from September 16th through the 18th.

    http://www.congre.co.jp/neurosci2009/english/index.html


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|  Report: International Phenome Integration 
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  International Phenome Integration Meeting (Japan / InterPhenome / 
CASIMIR) was held at Laforet Biwako hotel in Kyoto from July 12th to 13th.
This meeting was coupled with the 23th Molossinus Colloquium held on July 
11th and 12th at the same place. 


    http://www.brc.riken.jp/lab/animal/mailnews/nm200908_02e.html

    CASIMIR
    https://database.riken.jp/sw/wiki/en/cria62s1-ria62s1/

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|  Publication by users
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  The following publications are newly reported by the users.

Satoshi Iino, Kazuhide Horiguchi, and Yoshiaki Nojyo. W(sh)/W(sh) c-Kit 
mutant mice possess interstitial cells of Cajal in the deep muscular plexus 
layer of the small intestine. Neurosci Lett. 459 (3), 123-126 (2009).
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19427361?ordinalpos=abstruct

Takeshi Imai, Takahiro Yamazaki, Reiko Kobayakawa, Ko Kobayakawa, Takaya 
Abe, Misao Suzuki and Hitoshi Sakano, Pre-Target Axon Sorting Establishes 
the Neural Map Topography. Science 2009 July 31; 325 (5940) 585 - 590.
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/325/5940/585

Shigeru Tomida, Takayoshi Mamiya, Hirotake Sakamaki, Masami Miura, Toshihiko 
Aosaki, Masao Masuda, Minae Niwa, Tsutomu Kameyama, Junya Kobayashi, Yuka 
Iwaki, Saki Imai, Akira Ishikawa, Kuniya Abe, Takashi Yoshimura, Toshitaka 
Nabeshima and Shizufumi Ebihara. Usp46 is a quantitative trait gene regulating 
mouse immobile behavior in the tail suspension and forced swimming tests. 
Nat Genet. 41, 688 - 695 (2009).
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19465912?ordinalpos=abstruct

Benson SA and Ernst JD. TLR2-Dependent Inhibition of Macrophage Responses 
to IFN-γ Is Mediated by Distinct, Gene-Specific Mechanisms. PLoS ONE. 
2009; 4(7): e6329.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19629181?ordinalpos=abstruct

Soo Han Bae, Hyun Ae Woo, Su Haeng Sung, Hye Eun Lee, Se Kyoung Lee, In 
Sup Kil and Sue Goo Rhee. Induction of Sulfiredoxin via an Nrf2-Dependent 
Pathway and Hyperoxidation of Peroxiredoxin III in the Lungs of Mice 
Exposed to Hyperoxia. Antioxidants & Redox Signaling. May 2009, Vol. 11, 
No. 5: 937-948.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19086807?ordinalpos=abstruct

Weidenfeld-Baranboim K, Hasin T, Darlyuk I, Heinrich R, Elhanani O, Pan 
J, Yokoyama KK and Aronheim A. The ubiquitously expressed bZIP inhibitor, 
JDP2, suppresses the transcription of its homologue immediate early gene 
counterpart, ATF3. Nucleic Acids Res. 37(7): 2194-2203 (2009).
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19233874?ordinalpos=abstruct


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|  Our recent publications
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  Our publications are now freely available. 

Nakata, H., Hashimoto, T., Mekada, K., Obata, Y., and Yoshiki, A. (2009) 
Simultaneous Detection of Multiple Transgenes for Genetically-Modified 
Mouse Strains. Exp. Anim. 58 (4), 437 - 442.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19654444?ordinalpos=abstruct


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|   Newly deposited mouse strains
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  These mice have been newly deposited to RIKEN BRC. 
They will be available soon after rederivation. We appreciate depositors 
for their contributions to the scientific community.

    http://www.brc.riken.jp/lab/animal/mailnews/new0908e.html


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|  Newly available mouse strains
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  These mice just have been rederived into our barrier facility. These
mice are now available for distribution.

    http://www.brc.riken.jp/lab/animal/mailnews/opn0908e.html


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|  Mouse strains for freeze preservation
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  Since enough number of embryos has been preserved, live mice of these
strains will be closed soon. It will take more than 3 months to recover
live mice from frozen stock. Please let us know as soon as possible, if
you plan to use the mice and request them alive.

    http://www.brc.riken.jp/lab/animal/mailnews/freeze0908e.html


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2009.09.04