Laboratory Information

NameAGK View on WormBase
Allele designationarm
HeadAlla Grishok
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Address BUSM, Department of Biochemistry
Silvio Conte Building, K425
72 E. Concord Street
Boston 02118
United States
Website https://www.bumc.bu.edu/biochemistry/profiles/alla-grishok/
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Strains contributed by this laboratory

Strain Genotype Species Description
AGK192 unc-119(ed3) III; zdIs13 IV; armIs5. C. elegans zdIs13 [tph-1p::GFP] IV. armIs5 [zfp-1(fosmid)::FLAG + unc-119(+)]. Integrated zfp-1 transgene expressed in the germline. Fosmid-based zfp-1::FLAG transgene fully rescues stress-sensitivity and reduced lifespan in zfp-1(ok554) homozygotes. ChIP with anti-FLAG antibody detects ZFP-1::FLAG localization to promoters of highly expressed genes. References: Mansisidor AR, et al. PLoS Genet. 2011 Sep;7(9):e1002299. Avgousti DC, et al. Mol Cell Biol. 2013 Mar;33(5):999-1015. Cecere G, et al. Mol Cell. 2013 Jun 27;50(6):894-907.
AGK233 unc-119(ed3) III; niDf199 IV; armEx58. C. elegans armEx58 [WRM0611aH08-Del8mer + unc-119(+)]. Pick non-Unc to maintain. This strain contains a transgenic array that expresses a derivative WRM0611aH08 fosmid. The WRM0611aH08 fosmid contains the niDF199 locus (around 4 kb) that is deleted in the natural C. elegans isolate strain JU258. JU258 worms lack specific 21U-RNAs normally present in N2 worms due to this deletion of the niDF199 locus. This derivative fosmid construct lacks the upstream 8-mer motif (CTGTTTCA) next to 21U-3372. The expression of this individual 21U-RNA is lost in transgenic animals. unc-119(ed3) was crossed into JU258, the niDf199IV deletion was confirmed by PCR, and these Unc worms were used for bombardment. Reference: Cecere G, et al. Mol Cell. 2012 Sep 14;47(5):734-45.
AGK234 unc-119(ed3) III; niDf199 IV; armEx53. C. elegans armEx53 [WRM0611aH08 + unc-119(+)]. Pick non-Unc to maintain. unc-119(ed3) was crossed into JU258, the niDf199IV deletion was confirmed by PCR, and these Unc worms were used for bombardment. This strain contains a transgenic array that expresses the WRM0611aH08 fosmid construct. This fosmid contains the niDF199 locus (around 4 kb) that is deleted in the natural C. elegans isolate strain JU258. JU258 worms lack specific 21U-RNAs normally present in N2 worms due to this deletion of the niDF199 locus. Expression of this fosmid construct in JU258 worms restores the expression of the missing 21U-RNAs in the germline, as measured by RT-qPCR. Reference: Cecere G, et al. Mol Cell. 2012 Sep 14;47(5):734-45.
AGK26 unc-119(ed3) III; armEx5. C. elegans armEx5 [zfp-1(fosmid)::GFP + unc-119(+)]. Pick non-Unc to maintain. Fosmid-based zfp-1::GFP transgene fully rescues stress-sensitivity and reduced lifespan in zfp-1(ok554) homozygotes. Nuclear expression of zfp-1::GFP is observed ubiquitously in somatic cells in all developmental stages; high levels of GFP expression is observed in oocytes with lower levels of expression in the distal germline. References: Mansisidor AR, et al. PLoS Genet. 2011 Sep;7(9):e1002299. Avgousti DC, et al. Mol Cell Biol. 2013 Mar;33(5):999-1015.
AGK280 zfp-1(ok554) unc-119(ed3) III; armEx14. C. elegans armEx14 [PHD1-PHD2::FLAG + zfp-1(short isoform) + unc-119(+)]. Pick non-Unc animals to maintain. The fosmid-based armEx14 transgene rescues zfp-1(ok554)/nDf17 lethality. Reference: Avgousti DC, et al. Mol Cell Biol. 2013 Mar;33(5):999-1015.
AGK369 zfp-1(ok554) III; armIs8. C. elegans armIs8 [zfp-1(short isoform)::FLAG::GFP + rol-6(su1006)]. Rollers. The fosmid-based armIs8 transgene rescues the protruded vulva phenotype of zfp-1(ok554). Ubiquitous nuclear localization of zfp-1(long isoform)::FLAG::GFP is observed in somatic cells in all developmental stages, but is silenced in the germline. See AGK26 for germline-expressing zfp-1::GFP. Reference: Avgousti DC, et al. Mol Cell Biol. 2013 Mar;33(5):999-1015.
AGK370 zfp-1(ok554) III; armIs9. C. elegans armIs9 [zfp-1(long isoform)::FLAG::GFP + rol-6(su1006)]. Rollers. The fosmid-based armIs9 transgene rescues zfp-1(ok554)/nDf17 lethality. Ubiquitous nuclear localization of zfp-1(long isoform)::FLAG::GFP is observed in somatic cells in all developmental stages, but is silenced in the germline. See AGK26 for germline-expressing zfp-1::GFP. Reference: Avgousti DC, et al. Mol Cell Biol. 2013 Mar;33(5):999-1015.
AGK532 unc-119(ed3) III; niDf199 IV; armEx196. C. elegans armEx196 [mex-5p::unc-130::GFP::tbb-2 3'UTR + Cbr-unc-119(+)]. Pick non-Unc to maintain. unc-119(ed3) was crossed into JU258, the niDf199IV deletion was confirmed by PCR, and these Unc worms were used for bombardment. JU258 worms lack specific 21U-RNAs normally present in N2 worms due to deletion of the niDF199 locus. Reference: Cecere G, et al. Mol Cell. 2012 Sep 14;47(5):734-45. Reference: Cecere G, et al. Mol Cell. 2012 Sep 14;47(5):734-45.
AGK537 unc-119(ed3) III; armEx199. C. elegans armEx199 [cdl-1p::cdl-1::GFP + unc-119(+)]. Pick non-Unc to maintain. Nuclear localization of CDL-1::GFP in the germline and early embryos; strong enrichement of CDL-1::GFP in the nuclei of developing oocytes. Reference: Avgousti DC, et al. EMBO J. 2012 Oct 3;31(19):3821-32.
AGK541 armSi1 II; unc-119(ed3) III. C. elegans armSi1 [mex5p::unc-130::GFP::tbb-2 3'UTR + Cbr-unc-119(+)] II. GFP expression from transgene is observed in the germline. Reference: Cecere G, et al. Mol Cell. 2012 Sep 14;47(5):734-45.
AGK573 otIs225 II; daf-18(ok480) IV; armEx218. C. elegans otIs225 [cat-4::GFP] II. armEx218 [unc-119p::daf-18 + unc-119p::tagRFP + rol-6(su1006)]. Pick Rollers to maintain. Transgenic array expresses DAF-18 from unc-119 pan-neuronal promoter; rescues the HSN undermigration phenotype in daf-18 null mutants. Reference: Kennedy LM, et al. Cell Rep. 2013 Sep 12;4(5):996-1009.
AGK587 armEx227. C. elegans armEx227 [pak-1p::NLS::tagRFP + rol-6(su1006)]. Pick rollers to maintain. pak-1p::NLS::tagRFP is expressed primarily in the hypodermal tissue during the comma and 1.5-fold stages, and in the CAN cells at the 3-fold stage through adulthood. Expression can also be seen in additional neurons during the larval and adult stages. Reference: Kennedy LM, et al. Cell Rep. 2013 Sep 12;4(5):996-1009.
AGK640 zdIs13 IV; pak-1(ok448) X; armEx252. C. elegans zdIs13 [tph-1p::GFP] IV. armEx252 [dpy-7p::pak-1::tagRFP + myo-2::GFP]. Pick animals with GFP+ pharynx to maintain. armEx252 rescues the pak-1(ok480) HSN undermigration phenotype. pak-1::tagRFP is expressed in the hypodermal tissue throughout development and adulthood. Reference: Kennedy LM, et al. Cell Rep. 2013 Sep 12;4(5):996-1009.
AGK650 daf-16(mu86) I; zdIs13 IV; armEx257. C. elegans zdIs13 [tph-1p::GFP] IV. armEx257 [dpy-7p::daf-16b::tagRFP + myo-2::GFP]. Pick animals with GFP+ pharynx to maintain. armEx257 rescues the daf-16(mu86) HSN undermigration phenotype. dpy-7p::daf-16b::tagRFP expression is localized to nuclei in hypodermal tissue during the comma, 1.5 and 2-fold stages, becoming cytoplasmic or perinuclear by the 3-fold stage and persisting into adulthood. Reference: Kennedy LM, et al. Cell Rep. 2013 Sep 12;4(5):996-1009.
This laboratory hasn't submitted any alleles to the CGC.