Laboratory Information

NameFT View on WormBase
Allele designationxn
HeadJeremy Nance
InstitutionSkirball Institute, New York, NY
Address NYU School of Medicine
540 First Avenue
SK4-17
New York 10016
United States
Website http://nancelab.med.nyu.edu
Gene classes pac  picc  sups 

Strains contributed by this laboratory

Strain Genotype Species Description
FT1197 unc-119(ed3); xnIs449. C. elegans xnIs449 [lin-26::lifeAct::GFP + unc-119(+)]. LifeAct-GFP expressed in epidermal cells of embryos. In adults, expression is also observed in pharynx and some cells in the tail. Reference: Zilberman, Y., J. Abrams, D.C. Anderson, and J. Nance. 2017. Cdc42 regulates junctional actin but not cell polarization in the Caenorhabditis elegans epidermis. J Cell Biol 216: 3729-3744.
FT1221 unc-119(ed3) xnIs459 III. C. elegans xnIs459 [YFP::ral-1a + unc-119(+)] III. Expresses YFP::ral-1 maternally and zygotically. Expression is present in many cells, including early embryos, epithelial cells, the excretory cell, and the germ line. Reference: Armenti ST, Chan E, Nance J. Dev Biol. 2014 Aug 4. pii: S0012-1606(14)00355-8.
FT1265 sec-5(pk2358) II; xnIs461. C. elegans xnIs461 [sec-5::YFP + unc-119(+)]. Expresses sec-5::YFP maternally and zygotically. Expression is present in many cells, including early embryos, epithelial cells, the excretory cell, and the germ line. Rescues maternal-effect lethality of sec-5(pk2358). Reference: Armenti ST, Chan E, Nance J. Dev Biol. 2014 Aug 4. pii: S0012-1606(14)00355-8.
FT1310 avr-14(ad1302) I; xnSi31 II; unc-119 (ed3) III; glc-1(pk54::Tc1) avr-15(ad1051) V. C. elegans xnSi31 [sec-8::mCherry + unc-119(+)] II. Expresses sec-8::mCherry maternally and zygotically. Expression is present in many cells, including early embryos, epithelial cells, the excretory cell, and the germ line. Transgene was inserted by MosSCI into ttTi5605 excision site. Derived from WM186. Reference: Armenti ST, Chan E, Nance J. Dev Biol. 2014 Aug 4. pii: S0012-1606(14)00355-8.
FT1341 xnIs23. C. elegans xnIs23 [cdc-42p::zf1::GFP::cdc-42 + unc-119(+)]. Transgene insertion expressing ZF1::GFP::CDC-42 ubiquitously in somatic cells. Might still have unc-119(ed3) in the background. Reference: Armenti ST, et al. Development 2014 (in press).
FT1370 unc-119(ed3) III; xnIs484. C. elegans xnIs484 [mCherry::sec-10 + unc-119(+)]. Expresses mCherry::sec-10 maternally and zygotically. Expression is present in many cells, including early embryos, epithelial cells, the excretory cell, and the germ line. Reference: Armenti ST, Chan E, Nance J. Dev Biol. 2014 Aug 4. pii: S0012-1606(14)00355-8.
FT1379 avr-14(ad1302) I; xnSi34 II; unc-119 (ed3) III; glc-1(pk54::Tc1) avr-15(ad1051) V. C. elegans xnSi34 [sec-15::YFP + unc-119(+)] II. Expresses sec-15::YFP maternally and zygotically. Expression is present in many cells, including early embryos, epithelial cells, the excretory cell, and the germ line. Transgene was inserted by MosSCI into ttTi5605 excision site. Derived from WM186. Reference: Armenti ST, Chan E, Nance J. Dev Biol. 2014 Aug 4. pii: S0012-1606(14)00355-8.
FT1394 unc-119(ed3) III; xnIs502. C. elegans xnIs502 [pie-1p::GFP::jac-1 + unc-119(+)]. Maintain at 25C to slow silencing of transgene. GFP::JAC-1 localized at contacts in early embryos. Reference: Klompstra D, et al. Nat Cell Biol. 2015 Jun;17(6):726-35.
FT1450 unc-119(ed3) III; xnIs23; xnEx342. C. elegans xnIs23 [cdc-42p::ZF1::GFP::cdc-42 + unc-119(+)]. xnEx342 [rab-3p::zif-1 + rab-3p::mCherry + rol-6(su1006)]. Pick Rollers to maintain. ZF1::GFP::cdc-42 is expressed ubiquitously and enriched at the plasma membrane. In embryos inheriting xnEx342, ZF1::GFP::cdc-42 is degraded and mCherry is expressed in neurons. Reference: Armenti ST, et al. Development. 2014 Dec;141(23):4640-7.
FT1459 unc-119(ed3); xnIs506. C. elegans xnIs506 [cdc42p::GST::GFP::wsp-1(GBD) + unc-119(+)]. Biosensor for active CDC-42. In epithelia, GFP is enriched at junctions between epithelial cells. Some signal is in the nucleus (this signal is reduced by addition of GST, which makes the transgenic protein larger). Reference: Zilberman, Y., J. Abrams, D.C. Anderson, and J. Nance. 2017. Cdc42 regulates junctional actin but not cell polarization in the Caenorhabditis elegans epidermis. J Cell Biol 216: 3729-3744.
FT1481 unc-119(ed3) III; xnIs23; xnEx350. C. elegans xnIs23 [cdc-42p::ZF1::GFP::cdc-42 + unc-119(+)]. xnEx350 [elt-2p::zif-1 + elt-2p::mCherry + rol-6(su1006)]. Pick Rollers to maintain. ZF1::GFP::cdc-42 is expressed ubiquitously and enriched at the plasma membrane. In embryos inheriting xnEx350, ZF1::GFP::cdc-42 is degraded and mCherry is expressed in the intestine. Reference: Armenti ST, et al. Development. 2014 Dec;141(23):4640-7.
FT1523 sec-5(xn51[sec-5::zf1::YFP + LoxP::unc-119::LoxP]) II; unc-119(ed3) III. C. elegans sec-5(xn51 [sec-5::zf1::YFP + LoxP::unc-119::LoxP]) II. Knock-in of zf1::yfp and unc-119(+) into the sec-5 locus. Expresses SEC-5::ZF1::YFP maternally and zygotically. Expression in many cells, including early embryos, epithelial cells, excretory cell, and germ line. unc-119 is present in reverse orientation within an intron of YFP. Reference: Armenti ST, et al. Development 2014 (in press).
FT1547 unc-119(ed3) III; xnIs23; xnEx380. C. elegans xnIs23 [cdc-42p::ZF1::GFP::cdc-42 + unc-119(+)]. xnEx380 [hsp-16.41p::zif-1::SL2::mCherry + rol-6(su1006)]. Pick Rollers to maintain. ZF1::GFP::cdc-42 is expressed ubiquitously and enriched at the plasma membrane. In embryos inheriting xnEx380, ZF1::GFP::cdc-42 is degraded and mCherry is expressed after heatshock. Reference: Armenti ST, et al. Development. 2014 Dec;141(23):4640-7.
FT1568 unc-119(ed3) III; xnIs371; xnEx384. C. elegans xnIs371 [pie-1p::GFP::pac-1(1-574) + unc-119(+)]. xnEx384 [hsp16p::HA::phplc1(delta)1::hmr-1(ICD) + rol-6(su1006)]. Rollers. Rollers express HMR-1 intracellular domain pan-cortically in cells upon heat shock. Maintain at 15C or 20C to prevent leaky expression of heat shock transgene. Reference: Klompstra D, et al. Nat Cell Biol. 2015 Jun;17(6):726-35.
FT1569 unc-119(ed3) III; xnIs371; xnEx385. C. elegans xnIs371 [pie-1p::GFP::pac-1(1-574) + unc-119(+)]. xnEx385 [hsp16p::HA::phplc1(delta)1::hmr-1(ICD-M) + rol-6(su1006)]. Rollers. Rollers express mutated HMR-1 intracellular domain (unable to bind catenins) pan-cortically in cells upon heat shock. Maintain at 15C or 20C to prevent leaky expression of heat shock transgene. Reference: Klompstra D, et al. Nat Cell Biol. 2015 Jun;17(6):726-35.
FT1607 xnIs520. C. elegans xnIs520 [cdc-42p::zif-1 + cdc-42p::mCherry]. Ubiquitous ZIF-1 and mCherry in somatic cells. Reference: Armenti ST, et al. Development 2014 (in press).
FT1609 unc-119(ed3) III; xnIs528. C. elegans xnIs528 [hmp-1p::hmp-1::GFP + unc-119(+)]. HMP-1::GFP localized to cell contacts in early embryo and junctions in later stages. Reference: Klompstra D, et al. Nat Cell Biol. 2015 Jun;17(6):726-35.
FT17 xnIs3 unc-119(ed3) III. C. elegans xnIs3[par-6:PAR-6::GFP + unc-119(+)]. Wild type worms. Express PAR-6::GFP in early embryos and epithelial cells.
FT1722 unc-119(ed3) III; xnIs547. C. elegans xnIs547 [T28H11.8p::zif-1 + unc-119(+)]. Excretory cell-specific expression of ZIF-1 in the excretory canal allows any ZF1-tagged target protein to be degraded specifically from the excretory cell using ZIF-1 protein depletion. Reference: Abrams J & Nance J. eLife. 2021 Mar 9;10:e65169. PMID: 33687331.
FT183 cdc-42(gk388) II; unc-119(ed3) III; xnIs78. C. elegans xnIs78 [cdc-42p::2xHA::cdc-42 + unc-119(+)]. Superficially wild-type. Reference: Anderson DC, et al. (2008) Science 320(5884):1771-4.
FT1991 dpy-10(cn64) pkc-3(it309[gfp::pkc-3]) II; lgl-1(xn103[lgl-1::zf1::mScarlet]) X. C. elegans Endogenously-tagged pkc-3 marks apical surfaces of epithelial cells with GFP (GFP::PKC-3). Endogenously-tagged lgl-1 marks basolateral surfaces of epithelial cells with mScarlet (LGL-1::ZF1::mScarlet). Dumpy. Reference: Montoyo-Rosario JG, et al. Genetics. 2020 Apr;214(4):941-959. doi: 10.1534/genetics.120.303085. Epub 2020 Jan 31. PMID: 32005655
FT204 unc-119(ed3) III; xnIs87. C. elegans xnIs87 [syn-4p::GFP::syn-4::syn-4 3'UTR + unc-119(+)].
FT207 tat-5(tm1741) I/hT2 [bli-4(e937) let-?(q782) qIs48] (I;III). C. elegans Heterozygotes are WT and GFP+. tm1741 homozygotes are small and sterile. Pick GFP+ heterozygotes to maintain. qIs48 is an insertion of ccEx9747 with markers: myo-2::GFP expressed brightly in the pharynx throughout development, pes-10::GFP expressed in embryos, and a gut promoter driving GFP in the intestine, and is homozygous lethal. Reference: Wehman AM, et al. Curr Biol. 2011 Dec 6;21(23):1951-9.
FT250 unc-119(ed3) III; xnIs96. C. elegans xnIs96 [pJN455(hmr-1p::hmr-1::GFP::unc-54 3'UTR) + unc-119(+)]. GFP starts in membranes at~100 cell stage, becomes bright apically in older embryos and larvae; most prominent in nerve ring in adults. Reference: Achilleos et al. (2010) Development 137(11):1833-42.
FT36 unc-101(m1) par-6(zu170) I; zuIs43. C. elegans zuIs43[pie-1::GFP::PAR-6::ZF1 + unc-119(+)]. Unc worms. GFP present in early embryos but then degrades in somatic lineages. Rescues Mel phenotype of par-6(zu170).
FT404 ect-2(gk44) II; unc-119(ed3) III; xnIs162. C. elegans xnIs162 [ect-2::GFP + unc-119(+)]. Transgene rescues sterility of ect-2(gk44). Reference: Chan E & Nance J. J Cell Sci. 2013 Apr 1;126(Pt 7):1692-702.
FT422 unc-119(ed3) III; xnIs178. C. elegans xnIs178 [mCherry::pac-1 + unc-119(+)]. Translational fusion to PAC-1. mCherry::PAC-1 is expressed in pharyngeal muscle cells (mostly apical, some basal), a few cells in the vulva, maternally in early embryos at cell contacts, and at adherens junctions in late embryogenesis. Maternal expression is difficult to detect by eye but visible with longer camera exposure. Reference: Anderson DC, et al. Science 2008: 320: 1771-1774.
FT575 unc-119(ed3); xnIs243. C. elegans xnIs243 [picc-1p::picc-1::GFP + unc-119(+)]. Weak maternal expression visible at early embryo cell contacts. Stronger zygotic expression visible at junctions of epithelial cells. Transgene generated from a recombineered genomic fosmid clone. Reference: Zilberman, Y., J. Abrams, D.C. Anderson, and J. Nance. 2017. Cdc42 regulates junctional actin but not cell polarization in the Caenorhabditis elegans epidermis. J Cell Biol 216: 3729-3744.
FT63 xnIs17. C. elegans xnIs17 [dlg-1::GFP + rol-6(su1006)]. Rollers. Expresses DLG-1::GFP in epithelial cell junctions.
FT741 xnSi6 II; unc-119(ed3) III. C. elegans xnSi6 [mex-5p::hmr-1::GFP::hmr-1 3'UTR + unc-119(+)] II. HMR-1::GFP localized at cell contacts in early embryos and becomes enriched in PGCs. Reference: Chihara D & Nance J. Development. 2012 Jul;139(14):2547-56. Klompstra D, et al. Nat Cell Biol. 2015 Jun;17(6):726-35.
FT778 unc-119(ed3) III; xnIs299. C. elegans xnIs299 [hmr-1p::hmr-1::mCherry + unc-119(+)]. Translational fusion to hmr-1. HMR-1::mCherry is visible in multiple tissues including pharynx, intestine, epidermis and gonad; also marks the adherens junctions in epithelia. No visible maternal expression. Reference: Zilberman Y, et al. 2017: J Cell Biol. (In press).
FT828 unc-119(ed3) III; xnIs312. C. elegans xnIs312 [par-6p::par-6::mCherry + unc-119(+)]. Expresses par-6::mCherry maternally and zygotically. Expression is present in many cells, including early embryos, epithelial cells, the excretory cell, and the germ line. Reference: Armenti ST, Chan E, Nance J. Dev Biol. 2014 Aug 4. pii: S0012-1606(14)00355-8.
FT93 pac-1(xn6) III. C. elegans Loss of radial polarity in early embryos. Maintain under normal conditions. Reference: Anderson DC, et al. Science. 2008 Jun 27;320(5884):1771-4.
FT99 pac-1(xn6) unc-119(ed3) III; xnIs27. C. elegans xnIs27 [pie-1p::GFP::pac-1 + unc-119(+)]. Maintain at 25C to slow silencing of transgene. xnIs27 rescues pac-1(xn6). GFP::PAC-1 localized at contacts in early embryos. Reference: Anderson DC, et al. Science. 2008 Jun 27;320(5884):1771-4. Klompstra D, et al. Nat Cell Biol. 2015 Jun;17(6):726-35.
JJ1578 par-6(zu222) unc-101(m1); zuIs54. C. elegans zuIs54 [par-6p::par-6::ZF1::GFP + unc-119(+)]. Unc. GFP-tagged PAR-6 that degrades in early embryonic somatic cells; rescues the Par phenotype of par-6(zu222). Delayed gastrulation of endodermal cells. Reference: Nance J, Munro EM, Priess JR. Development. 2003 Nov;130(22):5339-50.
JJ1600 par-3(it71) lon-1(e185) III; him-8(e1489) IV; zuIs20. C. elegans zuIs20 [par-3p::par-3::ZF1::GFP + unc-119(+)]. Lon. Him. GFP-tagged PAR-3 that is degraded in early embryonic somatic cells. Rescues the Par phenotype of par-3(it71). Delayed endodermal cell gastrulation. Reference: Nance J, Munro EM, Priess JR. Development. 2003 Nov;130(22):5339-50.
JJ1743 par-6(tm1425)/hIn1 [unc-54(h1040)] I; him-8(e1489) IV. C. elegans Heterozygotes are WT and segregate WT, Uncs, dead larvae (par-6 homozygotes) and males.

Alleles contributed by this laboratory

Allele Type DNA Change Protein Change
xn6 Allele