Available Strain Details

Strain Information
Common Strain Name: p16-luc Pricing and Ordering Information
Strain Nomenclature: B6.Cg-Cdkn2atm3.1Nesh Tyr c-2J/Nci
Animal State: Cryoarchived Strains
Release Category (Required for MTA form): B3


Strain Description: A luciferase knockin mouse (p16(LUC)), which faithfully reports expression of p16(INK4a), a tumor suppressor and aging biomarker. In 14 of 14 tested tumor models, expression of p16(LUC) was focally activated by early neoplastic events, enabling visualization of tumors with sensitivity exceeding other imaging modalities. Activation of p16(INK4a) was noted in the emerging neoplasm and surrounding stromal cells
Mutation Information
Mutation Type: Targeted
Gene Name: Cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 2A
Gene Symbol: Cdkn2a
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Current Genetic Background: B6.Cg (albino)
Approx. Generation: 5
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Additional Information
Cryopreservation Mating Scheme: The cryopreservation mating scheme is homozygous x homozygous. When maintained as a live colony, breeder pairs were distributed as homozygotes. Average litter size is 8-10.
Genotyping Information: Protocol 1: Allele: Cdkn2a<tm3.1Nesh> (p16 luc)
Donating Investigator: Dr. Norman Sharpless

Key Reference: Burd CE, Sorrentino JA, Clark KS, Darr DB, Krishnamurthy J, Deal AM, Bardeesy N, Castrillon DH, Beach DH, Sharpless NE. Monitoring tumorigenesis and senescence in vivo with a p16(INK4a)-luciferase model. Cell. 2013 Jan 17;152(1-2):340-51. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2012.12.010. PMID: 23332765 [Pubmed Abstract]

Sponsor: NIH 5-R01-AG24379-09 NIH 1-R01-CA163896-01 NCI 1-U01-CA141576-04