Strain Information

Name ZX679   View On Wormbase
Species C. elegans
DescriptionzxIs12 [F49H12.4P::ChR2(H134R)::mCherry + F49H12.4P::GFP]. Strain expresses Channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2(H134R)::mCherry) and GFP (as marker) in PVD and AQR, as well as in a non-identified tail neuron, using the F49H12.4 promoter. When grown in the presence of all-trans retinal and illuminated with blue light, animals show strong forward locomotion escape behavior, which can be quantified using locomotion video tracking. The strain can be used to analyze function of PVD cells, and to estimate the role of specific genes in the function of this polymodal nociceptor, downstream of depolarization via ChR2. All-trans retinal needs to be added with OP50 bacteria when seeding plates to render ChR2 functional. References: Husson S, et al. Curr Biol. 2012 May 8;22(9):743-52. Smith CJ, et al. Neuron. 2013 Jul 24;79(2):266-80. Cohen E, et al. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience 2104 59C: 85-96.
MutagenNo mutagen
Made bySteven J. Husson
Laboratory ZX
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