Laboratory Information

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Allele designationac
HeadAlejandro Aballay
InstitutionMD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Address MD Anderson Cancer Center
Aballay Lab - Room S11.8422
1515 Holcombe Blvd. Unit 1010
Houston 77030
United States
Website http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/schools/school-of-medicine/departments/basic-science-departments/molecular-microbiology-and-immunology/labs/aballay-lab/index.cfm
Gene classes epa 

Strains contributed by this laboratory

Strain Genotype Species Description
AY1 nol-6(ac1) II. C. elegans Temperature sensitive mutant. Grow at 15 to 20C. Sterile at 25C.
AY101 acIs101. C. elegans acIs101 [F35E12.5p::GFP + rol-6(su1006)]. Rollers. Reference: (2010) J Bio Chem 285(14):10832-40.
AY102 pmk-1(km25) IV; acEx102. C. elegans acEx102 [vha-6p::pmk-1::GFP + rol-6(su1006)]. Maintain by picking Rollers. Reference: (2010) J Bio Chem 285(14):10832-40.
AY131 zcIs4 V; vit-1(ac2) X. C. elegans zcIs4 [hsp-4::GFP] V. vit-1(ac2) is a dominant allele that causes ER stress. Since vit-1 is expressed only in adult stage, ER stress is induced only in adult stage. The levels of GFP expression from zcIs4 [hsp-4::GFP] reporter indicates the level of ER stress. Reference: Singh J & Aballay A. MBio. 2017 May 30;8(3). pii: e00778-17. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00778-17.
AY132 zcIs4 V; vit-2(ac3) X. C. elegans zcIs4 [hsp-4::GFP] V. vit-2(ac3) is a dominant allele that causes ER stress. Since vit-2 is expressed only in adult stage, ER stress is induced only in adult stage. The levels of GFP expression from zcIs4 [hsp-4::GFP] reporter indicates the level of ER stress. Reference: Singh J & Aballay A. MBio. 2017 May 30;8(3). pii: e00778-17. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00778-17.
AY133 zcIs4 V; vit-4(ac4) X. C. elegans zcIs4 [hsp-4::GFP] V. vit-4(ac4) is a dominant allele that causes ER stress. Since vit-4 is expressed only in adult stage, ER stress is induced only in adult stage. The levels of GFP expression from zcIs4 [hsp-4::GFP] reporter indicates the level of ER stress. Reference: Singh J & Aballay A. MBio. 2017 May 30;8(3). pii: e00778-17. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00778-17.
AY134 zcIs4 V; vit-5(ac5) X. C. elegans zcIs4 [hsp-4::GFP] V. vit-5(ac5) is a dominant allele that causes ER stress. Since vit-5 is expressed only in adult stage, ER stress is induced only in adult stage. The levels of GFP expression from zcIs4 [hsp-4::GFP] reporter indicates the level of ER stress. Reference: Singh J & Aballay A. MBio. 2017 May 30;8(3). pii: e00778-17. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00778-17.
AY135 zcIs4 V; vit-6(ac6) X. C. elegans zcIs4 [hsp-4::GFP] V. vit-6(ac6) is a dominant allele that causes ER stress. Since vit-6 is expressed only in adult stage, ER stress is induced only in adult stage. The levels of GFP expression from zcIs4 [hsp-4::GFP] reporter indicates the level of ER stress. Reference: Singh J & Aballay A. MBio. 2017 May 30;8(3). pii: e00778-17. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00778-17.
AY142 vit-2(ac3) X. C. elegans vit-2(ac3) is a dominant allele that causes ER stress. Since vit-2 is expressed only in adult stage, ER stress is induced only in adult stage. Reference: Singh J & Aballay A. MBio. 2017 May 30;8(3). pii: e00778-17. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00778-17.
AY143 flp-21(ok889) V; flp-18(gk3063) X. C. elegans Superficially wild-type. Reference: Singh J & Aballay A. Dev Cell. 2019 Apr 8;49(1):89-99.e4.
AY145 kyIs262 IV; acEx24. C. elegans kyIs262 [unc-86::myr::GFP + odr-1::RFP] IV. acEx24 [srbc-48p::srbc-48(cDNA) + unc-122::GFP]. Maintain by picking GFP+ to maintain array. Integrated RFP expression in AWB and AWC. Bright GFP expression in coelomocytes. Reference: Kaur S & Aballay A. Cell Reports. 2020 May 19; 31(7): 107662. PMID: 32433971
AY146 kyIs262 IV; acEx25. C. elegans kyIs262 [unc-86::myr::GFP + odr-1::RFP] IV. acEx25 [odr-1p::srbc-48::GFP]. Maintain by picking GFP+ to maintain array. Extra-chromosomal GFP expression in AWC neurons. Integrated RFP expression in AWB and AWC. acEx25 rescues srbc-48 mediated defects. Reference: Kaur S & Aballay A. Cell Reports. 2020 May 19; 31(7): 107662. PMID: 32433971
AY147 acEx26. C. elegans acEx26 [odr-1p::RFP]. Pick RFP+ to maintain. RFP expression in AWC and AWB. Reference: Kaur S & Aballay A. Cell Reports. 2020 May 19; 31(7): 107662. PMID: 32433971
AY156 acIs156. C. elegans acIs156 [vit-2p::vit-2(G839R)::GFP + myo-2p::mCherry]. In contrast to VIT-2::GFP, VIT-2(G839R)::GFP remains in the intestine and is not transported to embryos. mCherry expression in pharynx. Reference: Singh J & Aballay A. MBio. 2017 May 30;8(3). pii: e00778-17. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00778-17.
AY157 gon-2(q388) I; acEx157. C. elegans acEx157 [gon-2p::gon-2(cDNA)::SL2::GFP + unc-122::RFP]. Maintain by picking GFP+ or RFP+ animals (GFP is expressed primarily in intestine and gonads). gon-2 expression driven by gon-2 promoter. Transgene rescues gon-2(lf). Reference: Filipowicz et al. eLife 2021;10:e65935. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.65935
AY158 gon-2(q388) I; acEx158. C. elegans acEx158 [ges-1p::gon-2(cDNA)::SL2::GFP + unc-122::RFP]. Maintain by picking GFP+ or RFP+ animals (GFP is expressed in intestinal cells). gon-2 expression driven by ges-1 promoter. Transgene rescues gon-2(lf). Reference: Filipowicz et al. eLife 2021;10:e65935. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.65935
AY159 gtl-2(n2618) IV; acEx159. C. elegans acEx159 [gtl-2p::gtl-2(cDNA)::SL2::GFP + unc-122::RFP]. Maintain by picking GFP+ or RFP+ animals (GFP is expressed primarily in the excretory cell and pharynx). gtl-2 expression driven by gtl-2 promoter. Transgene rescues gtl-2(lf). Reference: Filipowicz et al. eLife 2021;10:e65935. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.65935
AY160 gtl-2(n2618) IV; acEx160. C. elegans acEx160 [sulp-4p::gtl-2(cDNA)::SL2::GFP + unc-122::RFP]. Maintain by picking GFP+ or RFP+ animals (GFP is expressed in the excretory cell). gtl-2 expression driven by sulp-4 promoter. Transgene rescues gtl-2(lf). Reference: Filipowicz et al. eLife 2021;10:e65935. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.65935
AY161 mul-1(syb1027) IV. C. elegans F49F1.6. mul-1(syb1027) [IV:4121342..4123166] is a CRISPR/Cas9-engineered ∼1,650-bp deletion mutant of isoforms A and B (565 bp and 952 bp deleted, with generated termination codon), leaving a predicted truncated protein of 46 amino acids. Derived by out-crossing parental strain PHX1027 (Suny Biotech) with N2 six times. Reference: Hoffman CL, et al. mBio. 2020 Mar 3;11(2):e00060-20. PMID: 32127446
AY162 mul-1(syb1027) IV; acEx162. C. elegans acEx162 [mul-1p::mul-1::SL2::GFP + myo-2p::mCherry]. Pick mCherry+ to maintain. GFP expression in the intestine. acEx# transgene rescues mul-1(lf). mul-1(syb1027) [IV:4121342..4123166] is a CRISPR/Cas9 ∼1,650-bp deletion mutant of isoforms A and B (565 bp and 952 bp deleted, with generated termination codon), leaving a predicted truncated protein of 46 amino acids. Reference: Hoffman CL, et al. mBio. 2020 Mar 3;11(2):e00060-20. PMID: 32127446
AY172 mrp-1(pk89) X; acEx172. C. elegans acEx172 [mrp-1p::mrp-1C::SL2::GFP + unc-122p::RFP]. Pick GFP+ or RFP+ animals to maintain. mrp-1C (isoform C from cDNA) expressed under its own promoter rescues mrp-1. Reference: Lalsiamthara J & Aballay A. Commun Biol. 2022 May 5;5(1):422. doi: 10.1038/s42003-022-03381-1. PMID: 35513700.
AY173 mrp-1(pk89) X; acEx173. C. elegans acEx173 [mrp-1::GFP]. Pick GFP+ animals to maintain. Translationally fused MRP-1::GFP expressed under its own promoter rescues mrp-1. Reference: Lalsiamthara J & Aballay A. Commun Biol. 2022 May 5;5(1):422. doi: 10.1038/s42003-022-03381-1. PMID: 35513700.
AY174 mrp-1(pk89) X; acEx174. C. elegans acEx174 [ges-1p::mrp-1::GFP + unc-122p::RFP]. Pick GFP+ or RFP+ animals to maintain. Translational fusion of MRP-1::GFP driven by intestine-specific ges-1 promoter. Reference: Lalsiamthara J & Aballay A. Commun Biol. 2022 May 5;5(1):422. doi: 10.1038/s42003-022-03381-1. PMID: 35513700.
AY175 nmr-1(ak4) II; acEx175. C. elegans acEx175 [glr-1p::nmr-1::SL2::GFP + unc-122p::RFP]. Pick GFP+ or RFP+ animals to maintain. glr-1 promoter drives NMR-1 expression primarily in interneuron, neurons, and ventral nerve cord. Reference: Lalsiamthara J & Aballay A. Commun Biol. 2022 May 5;5(1):422. doi: 10.1038/s42003-022-03381-1. PMID: 35513700.
AY176 nmr-1(ak4) II; acEx176. C. elegans acEx176 [dc-1p::nmr-1::SL2::GFP + unc-122p::RFP]. Pick GFP+ or RFP+ animals to maintain. tdc-1 promoter drives NMR-1 expression primarily in RIM interneurons. Reference: Lalsiamthara J & Aballay A. Commun Biol. 2022 May 5;5(1):422. doi: 10.1038/s42003-022-03381-1. PMID: 35513700.
AY177 acEx177. C. elegans acEx177 [ges-1p::mrp-1::GFP + vha-6::DsRed + unc-122p::RFP]. Pick RFP+ to maintain. Translationally fused MRP-1::GFP expressed under intestinal specific ges-1 promoter, MRP-1::GFP proteins localize at the basolateral membrane of the intestine. Translationally fused VHA-6::RFP expressed under its own promoter, VHA-6::RFP proteins localize at the lumen or luminal membrane of the intestine. For better results, observe fluorescence signals on the L4 stage animals and also under higher magnification microscopy. Reference: Lalsiamthara J & Aballay A. Commun Biol. 2022 May 5;5(1):422. doi: 10.1038/s42003-022-03381-1. PMID: 35513700.
AY178 ynIs78; acEx178. C. elegans ynIs78 [flp-8p::GFP]. acEx178 [flp-8p::ced-3 (p15)::nz + flp-32::cz::ced-3 (p17) + unc-122p::RFP]. AUA interneurons ablated in flp-8p::GFP background. GFP-labelled AUA neurons are missing in the neuronal ablated animals. Pick RFP+ animals to maintain. Reference: Filipowicz A, et al. BMC Biol. 2022 Oct 8;20(1):229. doi: 10.1186/s12915-022-01424-x. PMID: 36209082.
AY179 ynIs87; acEx179. C. elegans ynIs78 [flp-8p::GFP]. acEx179 [flp-21p::ced-3 (p15)::nz + ncs-1p::cz::ced-3 (p17) + unc-122p::RFP]. RMG interneurons ablated in flp-21p::GFP background. GFP-labelled RMG neurons are missing in the neuronal ablated animals. Pick RFP+ animals to maintain. Reference: Filipowicz A, et al. BMC Biol. 2022 Oct 8;20(1):229. doi: 10.1186/s12915-022-01424-x. PMID: 36209082.
AY185 acEx185. C. elegans acEx185 [hsp-16.41p::par-5::VN173 + hsp-16.41p::his-1::VC155 + unc-122p::RFP]. Pick RFP+ animals to maintain. BiFC reporter strain for PAR-5 and histone (H4) proteins interaction. To detect the protein-protein physical interactions, heat shock the animals for 3 hours at 33°C, allow them to recover for 12 hours at 20°C, and observe fluorescent-complementation signals under a high-magnification fluorescence microscope. Reference: Hong C, et al. PLoS Biol. 2021 Mar 31;19(3):e3001169. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001169. PMID: 33788830.
AY186 acEx186. C. elegans acEx186 [hsp-16.41p::par-5::VN173 + hsp-16.41p::VC155 + unc-122p::RFP]. Pick RFP+ animals to maintain. Control strain for AY185 strain. Heat shock induces protein expression but NO BiFC complementation. Reference: Hong C, et al. PLoS Biol. 2021 Mar 31;19(3):e3001169. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001169. PMID: 33788830.
AY187 nhr-8(ok186) IV; acEx187. C elegans acEx187 [vha-6p::nhr-8::SL2::GFP + rol-6(su1006)]. Pick Rollers to maintain (GFP expression in intestine is easy to see and might be easier to score than Rol). Intestinal rescue of nhr-8(ok186) mutants. Reference: Otarigho B & Aballay A. 2020. iScience. 2020 May 22;23(5):101068. doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2020.101068. PMID: 32361270.
AY188 unc-30(ok613) IV; acEx188. C elegans acEx188 [unc-30(+) + myo-2::mCherry]. Pick mCherry+ animals to maintain. Expression of unc-30 driven by its own promoter rescues unc-30(ok613). Reference: Otarigho B & Aballay A. Cell Rep. 2021 May 25;35(8):109187. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2021.109187. PMID: 34038721.
AY189 unc-30(ok613) IV; acEx189. C. elegans acEx189 [rab-3p::unc-30 + myo-2::mCherry]. Pick mCherry+ animals to maintain. Expression of unc-30 driven by rab-3 neuronal promoter rescues unc-30(ok613) in neurons. Reference: Otarigho B & Aballay A. Cell Rep. 2021 May 25;35(8):109187. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2021.109187. PMID: 34038721.
AY190 acEx190. C. elegans acEx190 [tax-2p::CZ::ced-3(p17)::unc-54 3’UTR + lim-6p::ced-3(p15)::NZ::unc-54 3’UTR + myo-3p::mCherry]. Pick mCherry+ to maintain.  ASG is ablated in animals carrying the array by employing a two-component system reconstituted caspase (recCaspase) using the tax-2 and lim-6 promoters.  Strain viable at all temperatures.  Reference Otarigho, B. and Aballay, A., 202. Cell reports, 35(8). PMID: 34038721.
AY191 acEx191. C elegans acEx191 [odr-2p::CZ::ced-3(p17)::unc-54 3’UTR+ unc-53p::ced-3(p15)::NZ::unc-54 3’UTR + rol-6(su1006)]. Pick Rollers to maintain.  PVP is ablated in animals carrying the array by employing a two-component system reconstituted caspase (recCaspase) using the odr-2 and unc-53 promoters.  Strain viable at all temperatures.  Reference Otarigho, B. and Aballay, A., 202. Cell reports, 35(8). PMID: 34038721.

Alleles contributed by this laboratory

Allele Type DNA Change Protein Change
ac1 Allele substitution