Gene Information: lite-1

Namelite-1 View on WormBase
Species C. elegans
SequenceC14F11.3
Genetic positionX:-3.37 +/- 0.032 cM
Genomic positionX: 6226126..6230769

Strains carrying this gene

Strain Genotype Description
AML175 lite-1(ce314) X; wtfIs3. wtfIs3 [rab-3p::NLS::GFP + rab-3p::NLS::tagRFP]. Worms expressing the calcium insensitive fluorescent proteins GFP and tagRFP in the nuclei of all neurons in a lite-1(ce314) background. Control strain for AML70. Reference: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/biorxiv/early/2018/10/17/445643.full.pdf
AML70 lite-1(ce314) X; wtfIs5. wtfIs5 [rab-3p::NLS::GCaMP6s + rab-3p::NLS::tagRFP]. Integrated calcium indicator GCaMP6s and calcium-insensitive fluorescent protein RFP in the nuclei of all neurons in a lite-1(ce314) background. Reference (wtfIs5): https://www.biorxiv.org/content/biorxiv/early/2018/10/17/445643.full.pdf
KG1180 lite-1(ce314) X. Defective response to short wavelength light; response strongly reduced but not eliminated. All other characteristics seem wild type, including reponse to mechanosensory stimuli. Strong, probably null, allele. This mutation also blocks the coordinated light response of unc-31(e928) and egl-30(ad805). To identify lite-1 homozygous mutants when crossing into different backgrounds, use a fluorescence stereomicroscope with a GFP filter and zoom to the hightest magnification (60-100X) to distinguish Lite from non-Lite animals. This works best when the animals are mired in thicker parts of the food to slow their spontaneous locomotion but not their response to light. Scan animals around the edge of the food where it is thickest. Leave the lid of the plate off for a minute or so before starting to let the animals adjust to air currents.
LX1836 wzIs30 IV; lite-1(ce314) lin-15B&lin-15A(n765) X. wzIs30 [egl-6::ChR2-YFP + lin-15(+)] IV. Strain carries integrated transgene wzIs30 that expresses YFP-tagged channelrhodopsin under the egl-6 promoter in HSN and some head and tail neurons. Strain is in lite-1(ce314) and lin-15(n765ts) background. The transgene contains a rescue for lin-15 as a marker. Reference: Emtage L, et al. J Neurosci. 2012 Nov 14;32(46):16285-95.
LX1918 vsIs164 lite-1(ce314) lin-15B&lin-15A(n765) X. vsIs164 [unc-103p(E)::GCaMP5 + unc-103p(E)::mCherry + lin-15(+)] X. Integrated transgene using unc-103e promoter to drive GCaMP5 and mCherry expression in vulval muscles; useful for visualizing and quantitating calcium influx in vulval muscle cells. Reference: Collins K, et al. Elife. 2016 Nov 16;5. pii: e21126. doi: 10.7554/eLife.21126.
LX1960 lite-1(ce314) lin-15B&lin-15A(n765) X; vsIs172. vsIs172 [lin-11(enhancer)::pes-10p::GCaMP5 + lin-11(enhancer)::pes-10p::mCherry + lin-15(+)]. Integrated transgene using lin-11 enhancer region fused to the pes-10 basal promoter to drive GCaMP5 and mCherry expression in VC motor neurons; useful for visualizing and quantitating calcium influx in VC motor neurons. Reference: Collins K, et al. Elife. 2016 Nov 16;5. pii: e21126. doi: 10.7554/eLife.21126.
LX1986 vsIs177 lite-1(ce314) lin-15B&lin-15A(n765) X. vsIs177 [ocr-2p::GCaMP5::ocr-2 3'UTR + ocr-2p::mCherry::ocr-2 3'UTR + lin-15(+)] X. Integrated transgene using ocr-2 promoter to drive GCaMP5 and mCherry expression in uv1; useful for visualizing and quantitating calcium influx in uv1 cells. Reference: Collins K, et al. Elife. 2016 Nov 16;5. pii: e21126. doi: 10.7554/eLife.21126.
LX2004 vsIs183 lite-1(ce314) lin-15B&lin-15A(n765) X. vsIs183 [nlp-3p::GCaMP5::nlp-3 3'UTR + nlp-3p::mCherry::nlp-3 3'UTR + lin-15(+)] X. Integrated transgene using nlp-3 promoter to drive GCaMP5 and mCherry expression in HSN; useful for visualizing and quantitating calcium influx in HSN. Reference: Collins K, et al. Elife. 2016 Nov 16;5. pii: e21126. doi: 10.7554/eLife.21126.
MIA116 lite-1(ce314) lin-15B&lin-15A(n765) X; keyIs21. keyIs21 [egl-6p::HisCl::unc-54 3' UTR + egl-6p::mCherry::unc-54 3' UTR + lin-15(+)]. Animals express HisCl and mCherry in the HSN neurons, two head sheath glia, two tail neurons, and 1-2 head neurons. Expression is bright in the head and tail. Animals are slightly egg-laying defective, ~10% of animals are Egl. Reference: Ravi B, et al. J. Neuroscience. 38 (28), 6283-6298.
MIA71 lite-1(ce314) lin-15B&lin-15A(n765) X; keyIs19. keyIs19 [ceh-24::HisCl::unc-54 3'UTR + lin-15(+)]. Animals express Histamine gated chloride channel (HisCl) under the ceh-24 promoter in vulval muscle, a pair of pharyngeal muscles, and two head neurons; can be used for reversible silencing of vulval muscles and inhibition of egg-laying behavior. Reference: Ravi B, et al. J. Neuroscience. 38 (28), 6283-6298.
MT21793 lite-1(ce314) gur-3(ok2245) X. Defective locomotion in response to blue/UV light. Double mutant has almost no response to light. Reference: Bhatla N & Horvitz HR. Neuron. 2015 Feb 18;85(4):804-18.
OH14861 lite-1(ce314) X; otIs644. otIs644 [tdc-1::ChR2::YFP]. Reporter contains 4.4 kb of tdc-1 promoter fused to ChR2::YFP; can be used for optogenetic stimulation of tyraminergic and octopaminergic neurons.
QW1075 lite-1(ce314) X; zdIs5; zfEx416. zdIs5 [mec-4p::GFP]. zfEx416 [rig-3p::GFP::SL2::mCherry]. Pick animals with red fluorescence to maintain zfEx416. Reference: Shipley FB, et al. Front Neural Circuits. 2014 Mar 24;8:28.
RB765 lite-1(ok530) X. C14F11.3. Homozygous. Outer Left Sequence: CAAAGTCGCGAACAATTGAA. Outer Right Sequence: CGCTTGAGTGGGCTTTACTC. Inner Left Sequence: TGGCAAATTGCTTTGGGTAT. Inner Right Sequence: CAAGAAGACCATGATCGCAA. Inner primer WT PCR product: 3355. Attribution: This strain was provided by the C. elegans Gene Knockout Project at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, which was part of the International C. elegans Gene Knockout Consortium, which should be acknowledged in any publications resulting from its use. Paper_evidence WBPaper00041807
SRS167 pha-1(e2123) III; lite-1(ce314) X. Maintain at 15C. No Progeny at 25C; little response to blue light. References: Granato M, et al. Nucleic Acids Res. 1994 May 11;22(9):1762-3. Edwards SL, et al. PLoS Biol. 2008 Aug 5;6(8):e198.
SRS230 pha-1(e2123) III; lite-1(ce314) X; sraEx230. sraEx230 [str-2p::Arch::TagRFP + pBX(pha-1(+))]. Maintain at 25C. This transgenic line expresses TagRFP in AWC(on) and has little response to blue light in the absence of ATR. In the presence of ATR the reversal rate of the animal is decreased upon symmetrical stimulation, and asymmetrical stimulation causes the worm to turn in the same direction the head was bent when AWC(on) was inhibited. Reference: Kocabas A, et al. Nature. 2012 Sep 23. doi: 10.1038/nature11431.
SRS278 pha-1(e2123) III; lite-1(ce314) X; sraEx278. sraEx278 [npr-9p::Arch::TagRFP + pBX(pha-1(+))]. Maintain at 25C. This transgenic line expresses TagRFP in AIB and has little response to blue light in the absence of ATR. In the presence of ATR the reversal rate of the animal is decreased upon symmetrical stimulation. Reference: Kocabas A, et al. Nature. 2012 Sep 23. doi: 10.1038/nature11431.
SRS279 pha-1(e2123) III; lite-1(ce314) X; sraEx279. sraEx279 [ttx-3p::Arch::TagRFP + pBX(pha-1(+))]. Maintain at 25C. This transgenic line expresses TagRFP in AIY and has little response to blue light in the absence of ATR. In the presence of ATR the reversal rate of the animal is increased upon symmetrical stimulation, and asymmetrical stimulation causes the worm to turn in the opposite direction to which the head was bent when AIY was excited. Reference: Kocabas A, et al. Nature. 2012 Sep 23. doi: 10.1038/nature11431.
SRS281 pha-1(e2123) III; lite-1(ce314) X; sraEx281. sraEx281 [ttx-3p::chop-2(H134R)::TagRFP + pBX(pha-1(+))]. Maintain at 25C. This transgenic line expresses TagRFP in AIY and has little response to blue light in the absence of ATR. In the presence of ATR the reversal rate of the animal is decreased upon symmetrical stimulation, and asymmetrical stimulation causes the worm to turn in the same direction the head was bent when AIY was excited. Reference: Kocabas A, et al. Nature. 2012 Sep 23. doi: 10.1038/nature11431.
SRS291 pha-1(e2123) III; lite-1(ce314) X; sraEx291. sraEx291 [npr-9p::chop-2(H134R)::TagRFP + pBX(pha-1(+))]. Maintain at 25C. This transgenic line expresses TagRFP in AIB and has little response to blue light in the absence of ATR. In the presence of ATR the reversal rate of the animal is increased upon symmetrical stimulation. Reference: Kocabas A, et al. Nature. 2012 Sep 23. doi: 10.1038/nature11431.
SRS301 pha-1(e2123) III; lite-1(ce314) X; sraEx301. sraEx301 [str-2p::chop-2(H134R)::TagRFP + str-2p::TagRFP + pBX(pha-1(+))]. Maintain at 25C. This transgenic line expresses TagRFP in AWC(on) and has little response to blue light in the absence of ATR. In the presence of ATR the reversal rate of the animal is increased upon symmetrical stimulation, and asymmetrical stimulation causes the worm to turn in the opposite direction to which the head was bent when AWC(on) was excited. Reference: Kocabas A, et al. Nature. 2012 Sep 23. doi: 10.1038/nature11431.
SRS306 pha-1(e2123) III; lite-1(ce314) X; sraEx306. sraEx306 [ser-2(prom2)::chop-2(H134R)::TagRFP + ser-2(prom2)::mKO + pBX(pha-1(+))]. Maintain at 25C. This transgenic line expresses mKO and TagRFP in AIY, AIZ and RME in the head, and has little response to blue light in the absence of ATR. In the presence of ATR asymmetrical stimulation of AIY causes the worm to turn in the same direction the head was bent when AIY was excited, whereas asymmetrical stimulation of AIZ or RME causes the worm to turn in the opposite direction to which the head was bent when AIZ or RME was excited. Reference: Kocabas A, et al. Nature. 2012 Sep 23. doi: 10.1038/nature11431.
SRS329 pha-1(e2123) III; lite-1(ce314) X; sraEx329. sraEx329 [odr-2(18)p::chop-2(H134R)::TagRFP + odr-2(18)p::mKO + pBX(pha-1(+))]. Maintain at 25C. This transgenic line expresses mKO and TagRFP in SMB in the head, and has little response to blue light in the absence of ATR. In the presence of ATR asymmetrical stimulation of SMB causes the worm to turn in the same direction the head was bent when SMB was excited. Reference: Kocabas A, et al. Nature. 2012 Sep 23. doi: 10.1038/nature11431.
SRS85 sraIs49 V; lite-1(ce314) X; sraEx80. sraIs49 contains [nmr-1p::G-CaMP + unc-119(+)]. sraEx80 contains [sra-6p::chop-2(H134R)::mCherry + osm-10p::G-CaMP + unc-122p::mCherry]. Superficially wild-type. Maintain by picking red fluorescent worms.
SRS86 sraIs49 V; lite-1(ce314) X; sraEx83. sraIs49 contains [nmr-1p::G-CaMP + unc-119(+)]. sraEx83 contains [tdc-1p::chop-2(H134R)::mCherry + F55B11.3p::mCherry]. Superficially wild-type. Maintain by picking red fluorescent worms.
TQ1101 lite-1(xu7) X. Defective phototaxis (light avoidance). To identify lite-1(xu7) homozygotes, place day 1 adults on a freshly seeded NGM plate witha thin lawn of OP50. Deliver 2 second pulses of short wavelength light (UV, purple, blue) from an arc lamp to the head of a worm that is slowly moving forward through a 5-10x objective lens in conjunction with a room lens under a fluorescent dissection scope. Manually move the plate so only the anterior of the worm appears in the field of view. Wild-type worms respond by initiating reversals while homozygous mutants do not. Maintain under normal conditions. Reference: Liu J, et al (2010) Nature Neurosci 13:715-22.
TQ2183 lite-1(xu7) X; xuEx705. xuEx705 [npr-9p::GCaMP3.0 + npr-9::DsRed2B]. Superficially wild-type. Maintain by picking red fluorescent animals; DsRed might not be visible at lower magnifications. Reference: Piggott BJ, et al. Cell. 2011 Nov 11;147(4):922-33.
TQ3032 lite-1(xu7) X; xuEx1040. xuEx1040 [nmr-1p::G-CaMP3.0 + nmr-1p::DsRed]. Pick fluorescent animals to maintain. Reference: Piggott BJ, et al. Cell. 2011 Nov 11;147(4):922-33.
TQ8245 lite-1(xu492) X. Light sensation defect; loss of light sensation. lite-1(xu492) is a 2701 bp deletion generated by CRISPR/Cas9-based gene editing using the Fire Lab protocol (Arribere et al., 2014). Left flanking sequence: 5’ CGTAAAAAACAACATGCCACCAC Right flanking sequence: 5' GGCGGCCACCTACGCCAGTA. Primer sequences used to detect the deletion: Forward (flanking): 5’ GAAGAAAAGGCGGTGCAAAC; Reverse (flanking): 5’ GAAGCAACAAGACGATCTCC; Forward (internal): 5’ ATGATCGCAAAAATCCTGTCGAGTC. Wild-type product: 1972 bp; xu492 product: 1475 bp; both bands should be visible if heterozygous. Reference: Zhang W, et al. PLoS Genet. 2020 Dec 10;16(12):e1009257. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1009257. eCollection 2020 Dec.
ZX819 lite-1(ce314); zxIs12. zxIs12 [F49H12.4P::ChR2(H134R)::mCherry + F49H12.4P::GFP]. Strain expresses Channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2(H134R)::mCherry) and GFP (as marker) in PVD and AQR, as well as in a non-identified tail neuron, using the F49H12.4 promoter (see also ZX679). When grown in the presence of all-trans retinal and illuminated with blue light, animals show strong forward locomotion escape behavior, which can be quantified using locomotion video tracking. The strain can be used to analyze function of PVD cells, and to estimate the role of specific genes in the function of this polymodal nociceptor, downstream of depolarization via ChR2. All-trans retinal needs to be added with OP50 bacteria when seeding plates to render ChR2 functional. This strain is in lite-1(ce314) background, which eliminates the photophobic behavioral response that will be startled by blue light when longer light stimuli are used (>1s). To not confuse the photophobic behavior induced by LITE-1, with the PVD evoked escape behavior, this strain is needed for experiments with prolonged photostimulation. References: Husson S, et al. Curr Biol. 2012 May 8;22(9):743-52. Smith CJ, et al. Neuron. 2013 Jul 24;79(2):266-80. Cohen E, et al. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience 2104 59C: 85-96.
ZX899 lite-1(ce314) X; ljIs123; zxEx621. ljIs123 [mec-4p::ChR2(H134R)::YFP(codon-optimized) + unc-122p::RFP]. zxEx621 [glr-1p::Mac::mCherry + elt-2p::GFP]. Pick animals with robust GFP expression in intestinal nuclei to maintain.