Laboratory Information

NameAML View on WormBase
Allele designationwtf
HeadAndrew Leifer
Institution Princeton University, Princeton NJ
Address Princeton University, Physics and Princeton Neuroscience Institute
Washington Road
118 Jadwin Hall
Princeton 08544
United States
Website http://leiferlab.princeton.edu/index.php
Gene classes

Strains contributed by this laboratory

Strain Genotype Species Description
AML1 zfIs18; zfIs42. C. elegans zfIs18 [mec-4p::ChR2::YFP]. zfIs42 [rig-3p::GCaMP3::SL2::mCherry]. Pick mCherry+ animals to maintain strong expression from zfIs42. Worm expresses light-sensitive Channelrhodopsin (ChR2) and yellow fluorescent protein (YFP) in mechanosensory neurons, ALMR/L, AVM, PLML/R, and PVM. When fed all-trans retinal, blue light stimulation (473 nm at 2 mW * mm^-2) of head induces reversals. GCaMP3 and and mCherry expression in command interneurons AVA, and nearby pharyngeal neurons I1, I4, M4, NSM. Worms were made by crossing the integrated strains QW309 and QW625. Reference: Shipley FB, et al. Front Neural Circuits. 2014 Mar 24;8:28.
AML10 otIs355; otIs45 V. C. elegans otIs355 [rab-3::NLS::tagRFP]. otIs45 [unc-119::GFP] V. Pan-neural expression with no injection marker. Reference: Nguyen JP, et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Feb 23;113(8):E1074-81.
AML14 wtfEx4. C. elegans wtfEx4 [rab-3p::NLS::GCaMP6s + rab-3p::NLS::tagRFP]. Pick RFP+ to maintain array. Reference: Nguyen JP, et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Feb 23;113(8):E1074-81.
AML175 lite-1(ce314) X; wtfIs3. C. elegans 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
AML18 wtfIs3. C. elegans wtfIs3 [rab-3p::NLS::GFP + rab-3p::NLS::tagRFP]. RFP and GFP expression in the nuclei of all neurons. AML18 acts as a control for the calcium imaging strain AML14. Reference: Nguyen JP, et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Feb 23;113(8):E1074-81.
AML310 wtfIs5; wtfEx258. C. elegans wtfIs5 [rab-3p::NLS::GCaMP6s + rab-3p::NLS::tagRFP]. wtfEx258 [rig-3p::tagBFP::unc-54 3'UTR]. Pick BFP+ animals to maintain transgene. Integrated calcium indicator GCaMP6s and calcium-insensitive fluorescent protein RFP in the nuclei of all neurons for whole brain imaging. BFP expression from rig-3 promoter allows identification of AVAL/R neurons. Reference: Hallinen KM, et al. eLife. 2021 Jul 29;10:e66135. doi: 10.7554/eLife.66135.
AML32 wtfIs5. C. elegans 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. Derived from AML14 by integration of wtfEx4. Reference: Nguyen JP, et al. PLoS Comput Biol. 2017 May 18;13(5):e1005517.
AML470 juSi164 unc-119(ed3) III; wtfIs458. C. elegans juSi164 [mex-5p::HIS-72::miniSOG + Cbr-unc-119(+)] III. wtfIs458 [mec-4::Chrimson4.2::SL2::mCherry::unc-54 3' UTR + unc-122::GFP]. Maintain in the covered box to avoid unnecessary exposure to ambient light. Upon blue light treatment (460 nm LED light for 30 min at 4 Hz with 2 mW/mm2), Histone-miniSOG in the germline can induce heritable mutations. Transgenic animals express light-gated ion channel Chrimson and a fluorescent protein mCherry in mechanosensory neurons alongside GFP in coelomocytes.
AML5 otIs355 IV; lin-15B&lin-15A(n765) X; kyIs51. C. elegans otIs355 [rab-3p(prom1)::2xNLS::TagRFP] IV. kyIs51 [odr-2b::GFP + lin-15(+)]. Pan-neuronal nuclear RFP expression. Cytoplasmic GFP expressed in the odr-2b neurons including AIZ, AIB, SIAV, AVG, RIV, ASG and IL2 neurons. Derived from parental strains QW1155 and CX3300. Reference: Nguyen JP, et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Feb 23;113(8):E1074-81.
AML67 wtfIs46. C. elegans wtfIs46 [mec-4p::Chrimson::SL2::mCherry::unc-54]. Transgenic animals express light-gated ion channel Chrimson and a fluorescent protein mCherry in mechanosensory neurons. Reference: Liu M, et al. eLife 2018;7:e36419 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.36419.
AML70 lite-1(ce314) X; wtfIs5. C. elegans 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
This laboratory hasn't submitted any alleles to the CGC.