Laboratory Information

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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.
AML17 wtfIs2. C. elegans wtfIs2 [rig-3p::Chrimson::SL2::mCherry]. Transgenic animals express light-gated ion channel Chrimson and fluorescent protein mCherry in AVA neurons as well as nearby nearby pharyngeal neurons I1, I4, M4, NSM. Worms reverse more upon exposure to red light via optogenetic activation of AVA neurons. Reference: Kumar S, et al. PLoS Biol. 2023 Sep 21;21(9):e3002280. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3002280. PMID: 37733772.
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.
AML320 otIs669 V; wtfIs145. C. elegans wtfIs145 [rab-3p::his-24::GCaMP6s::unc-54 3' UTR + pBX]. GCaMP6s transgene allows for imaging whole-brain calcium activity with neuronal identification using NeuroPAL system. See description of strain OH15262 for full description of otIs669 NeuroPAL (Neuronal Polychromatic Atlas of Landmarks) transgene (Yemini E, et al. Cell. 2021 Jan 7;184(1):272-288.e11. PMID: 33378642). Derived by out-crossing parental strain OH15262 an additional six times before incorporating wtfIs145. References: Yu X, et al. Elife. 2021 Jul 14;10:e66410. doi: 10.7554/eLife.66410. PMID: 34259623. Randi F, et al. Nature 2023 Nov;623(7986):406-414. doi: 10.1038/s41586-023-06683-4. PMID: 37914938. Sharma AK, et al. Genetics 2024 May 11:iyae077. doi: 10.1093/genetics/iyae077 PMID: 38733622.
AML456 wtfIs348. C. elegans wtfIs348 [pAS3-5xQUAS::(delta)pes-10p::AI::gur-3G::unc-54 3' UTR + pAS3-5xQUAS::(delta)pes-10p::AI::prdx-2G::unc-54 3' UTR + pAS-3-rab-3p::AI::QF+GR::unc-54 3' UTR + unc-122::GFP]. Keep plates covered to avoid unnecessary exposure to light. This strain expresses a purple light-sensitive optogenetic protein system (i.e., GUR-3 and PRDX-2) in each neuron, and GFP in coelomocytes. Reference: Randi F, et al. Nature 2023 Nov;623(7986):406-414. doi: 10.1038/s41586-023-06683-4. PMID: 37914938. Sharma AK, et al. Genetics 2024 May 11:iyae077. doi: 10.1093/genetics/iyae077 PMID: 38733622.
AML462 otIs669 V; wtfIs145; wtfIs348. C. elegans wtfIs145 [rab-3p::his-24::GCaMP6s::unc-54 3' UTR + pBX]. wtfIs348 [pAS3-5xQUAS::(delta)pes-10p::AI::gur-3G::unc-54 3' UTR + pAS3-5xQUAS::(delta)pes-10p::AI::prdx-2G::unc-54 3' UTR + pAS3-rab-3p::AI::QF+GR::unc-54 3' UTR + unc-122::GFP]. Keep plates covered to avoid unnecessary exposure to light. This strain expresses a purple light-sensitive optogenetic protein system (i.e., GUR-3 and PRDX-2) in each neuron, and GFP in coelomocytes. GCaMP6s transgene allows for imaging whole-brain calcium activity with neuronal identification using NeuroPAL system. See description of strain OH15262 for full description of otIs669 NeuroPAL (Neuronal Polychromatic Atlas of Landmarks) transgene (Yemini E, et al. Cell. 2021 Jan 7;184(1):272-288.e11. PMID: 33378642). Derived by out-crossing parental strain OH15262 an additional six times before incorporating other transgenes. References: Yu X, et al. Elife. 2021 Jul 14;10:e66410. doi: 10.7554/eLife.66410. PMID: 34259623. Randi F, et al. Nature 2023 Nov;623(7986):406-414. doi: 10.1038/s41586-023-06683-4. PMID: 37914938. Sharma AK, et al. Genetics 2024 May 11:iyae077. doi: 10.1093/genetics/iyae077 PMID: 38733622.
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. Reference: Liu M, et al. PLoS Biol. 2022 Jan 28;20(1):e3001524. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001524. PMID: 35089912.
AML496 wtfIs465. C.elegans wtfIs465 [lim-4p::gtACR2::SL2::eGFP::unc-54 3' UTR + unc-122::RFP]. Transgenic animals express light-gated ion channel gtACR2 and a fluorescent protein eGFP in turning associated neurons RIV, SMB and SAA, alongside RFP in coelomocytes. Reference: Kumar S, et al. PLoS Biol. 2023 Sep 21;21(9):e3002280. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3002280. PMID: 37733772.
AML499 wtfIs46; wtfIs465. C.elegans wtfIs46 [mec-4p::Chrimson::SL2::mCherry::unc-54 3'UTR]. wtfIs465 [lim-4p::gtACR2::SL2::eGFP::unc-54 3' UTR + unc-122::RFP]. Transgenic animals express light-gated ion channel Chrimson and mCherry in mechanosensory neurons, and light-gated ion channel gtACR2 and eGFP in turning associated neurons RIV, SMB and SAA. RFP expression in coelomocytes. Reference: Kumar S, et al. PLoS Biol. 2023 Sep 21;21(9):e3002280. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3002280. PMID: 37733772.
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.
AML508 unc-31(wtf502) IV; otIs669 V; wtfIs145; wtfIs348. C. elegans wtfIs145 [rab-3p::his-24::GCaMP6s::unc-54 3' UTR + pBX]. wtfIs348 [pAS3-5xQUAS::(delta)pes-10p::AI::gur-3G::unc-54 3' UTR + pAS3-5xQUAS::(delta)pes-10p::AI::prdx-2G::unc-54 3' UTR + pAS3-rab-3p::AI::QF+GR::unc-54 3' UTR + unc-122::GFP]. Keep plates covered to avoid unnecessary exposure to light. This strain expresses a purple light-sensitive optogenetic protein system (i.e., GUR-3 and PRDX-2) in each neuron, and GFP in coelomocytes. GCaMP6s transgene allows for imaging whole-brain calcium activity with neuronal identification using NeuroPAL system. unc-31(wtf502) is a CRISPR-engineered deletion allele. See description of strain OH15262 for full description of otIs669 NeuroPAL (Neuronal Polychromatic Atlas of Landmarks) transgene (Yemini E, et al. Cell. 2021 Jan 7;184(1):272-288.e11. PMID: 33378642). Derived by out-crossing parental strain OH15262 an additional six times before incorporating other transgenes. Reference: Randi F, et al. Nature 2023 Nov;623(7986):406-414. doi: 10.1038/s41586-023-06683-4. PMID: 37914938.
AML546 wtfEx496. C. elegans wtfEx496 [pAS3-rig-3p::AI::gur-3G::SL2::tagRFP::unc-54 3'UTR + pAS3-rig-3p::AI::prdx-2G::SL2::tagBFP::unc-54 3'UTR]. Pick animals either BFP or RFP expression in head neurons to maintain. Keep plates covered to avoid unnecessary exposure to light. This strain expresses a purple light-sensitive optogenetic protein system (i.e., GUR-3 and PRDX-2) alongside fluorescent proteins tagBFP and tagRFP in command interneurons AVA, and nearby pharyngeal neurons I1, I4, M4, NSM using rig-3 promoter. Worms exhibit higher reversal rate on exposing to blue light (peak value ~470) compared to controls. Reference: Randi F, et al. Nature 2023 Nov;623(7986):406-414. doi: 10.1038/s41586-023-06683-4. PMID: 37914938.
AML551 gur-3(ok2245) 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 gur-3(ok2245) mutant background. Derived from parental strain AML14 by integration of wtfEx4. Reference: Gauthey W, et al. Curr Biol. 2024 Jan 8;34(1):R14-R15. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2023.10.043. PMID: 38194919.
AML554 lite-1(ce314) gur-3(ok2245) 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) gur-3(ok2245) double mutant background. Derived from parental strain AML14 by integration of wtfEx4. Reference: Gauthey W, et al. Curr Biol. 2024 Jan 8;34(1):R14-R15. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2023.10.043. PMID: 38194919.
AML67 wtfIs46. C. elegans wtfIs46 [mec-4p::Chrimson::SL2::mCherry::unc-54 3'UTR]. Transgenic animals express light-gated ion channel Chrimson and 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) mutant background. Derived from parental strain AML14 by integration of wtfEx4. Reference: Gauthey W, et al. Curr Biol. 2024 Jan 8;34(1):R14-R15. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2023.10.043. PMID: 38194919.
This laboratory hasn't submitted any alleles to the CGC.