Forgot your Password

If you have forgotten your password, please enter your account email below and we will reset your password and email you the new password.


Login to SciCrunch


Register an Account

Delete Saved Search

Are you sure you want to delete this saved search?


NIF LinkOut Portal


Ubiquitous and uniform in vivo fluorescence in ROSA26-EGFP BAC transgenic mice.

Giel-Moloney M, Krause DS, Chen G, Van Etten RA, Leiter AB
Genesis (New York, N.Y. : 2000)


Transplantation studies and cell lineage analyses require the ability to explicitly distinguish morphologically identical cells that have an identifiable marker indicating their origin in vivo. Several reporter mouse strains have been generated for such studies, but pancellular detection of the marker in all tissues has not been achieved. In this report, we describe the generation of transgenic mice that express enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) under control of a 187 kb bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) containing the murine ROSA26 locus, and show several advantages over existing EGFP reporter lines. It is demonstrated that EGFP is ubiquitously and reproducibly expressed from the murine BAC transgene in all organs and tissues analyzed, including the hematolymphoid compartment. Using this new reporter strain in hematopoietic cell transplantation studies, it is demonstrated that leukocytes in recipients maintain uniform transgene expression and are easily distinguished by flow cytometric analysis of live cells. The results suggest that the ROSA26 BAC is an efficient strategy for expressing complex transgene cassettes in vivo.

  1. Welcome

    Welcome to NIF. Explore available research resources: data, tools and materials, from across the web

  2. Community Resources

    Search for resources specially selected for NIF community

  3. More Resources

    Search across hundreds of additional biomedical databases

  4. Literature

    Search Pub Med abstracts and full text from PubMed Central

  5. Insert your Query

    Enter your search terms here and hit return. Search results for the selected tab will be returned.

  6. Join the Community

    Click here to login or register and join this community.

  7. Categories

    Narrow your search by selecting a category. For additional help in searching, view our tutorials.

  8. Query Info

    Displays the total number of search results. Provides additional information on search terms, e.g., automated query expansions, and any included categories or facets. Expansions, filters and facets can be removed by clicking on the X. Clicking on the + restores them.

  9. Search Results

    Displays individual records and a brief description. Click on the icons below each record to explore additional display options.